Issues March 18, 2020
Projects April 9, 2020
The driver’s profession is today more stressful and dangerous than it once was. Fatigue makes it harder for drivers to maintain vigilance, alertness and decision-making capacity in passengers safely to destination. ETF launches Safer Roads project, to raise awareness about driver fatigue and to improve safety on EU roads.
Press Release July 9, 2020
MEPs cast their final vote today on the much-awaited Mobility Package, a massive reform of the EU rules governing road transport. The positive vote brings a series of European measures aimed at combating social dumping practices in the transport sector and solidifies the tireless work of ETF towards shaping a fairer road transport sector.
Road transport in the EU employs over 5 million professional bus, coach and freight drivers.
However, the sector struggles with a shortage of labour. Unfriendly work schedules, inadequate rest conditions, weekends away from home and poor levels of pay fail to meet the expectations of today’s job seekers. For all these reasons, young people and women think twice before choosing to work in the sector.
There is a vast legal frame that regulates the road transport activities, but controls and enforcement lag behind. We expect that the newly adopted Mobility Package – a massive revision of EU rules in road transport – will contribute to improving working conditions for professional drivers across Europe.
The ETF Road Transport Sector is committed to building a fair future for the road transport industry by campaigning for better enforcement, fairer working conditions and a more sustainable and dynamic sector.
Event September 24, 2020
ETF is launching its first round of ETF Talks – Conversations that put social first! First topic? Trade unions build back BETTER!
Statement September 21, 2020
The ETF takes part in the European Commission’s Week of Action to tackle undeclared work by shedding light on the growing issue in various transport sectors – bogus self-employment.
News September 17, 2020
Yesterday, ETF’s sections made their demands on the future EU mobility strategy loud and clear at the Social Partners’ dedicated hearing. Workers must be at the centre of the strategy if the Commission truly wishes to achieve sustainability in transport.