Issues March 18, 2020
Campaign September 23, 2018
The Mobility Package is a massive revision of EU legislation on road transport. We are fighting for drivers’ wellbeing and the safety of all road users.
Road transport is by nature a cross-border activity. That means we need cross-border cooperation between trade unions to defend drivers’ rights. A joint trade union cooperation office started operating in October 2017 precisely with aim. Trade unions from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Romania have agreed to assist unionised Romanian drivers working in these countries.
EU legislation covering bus, coach and road freight transport is vast, but poorly enforced. In recent years EU member states have cut up to 75% of their enforcement capacity as part of national austerity programmes. The ETF promotes smart enforcement and we have concrete proposals on it.
Working as a bus or coach driver is not easy. Long working hours are the norm in this profession. Tasks include loading and unloading luggage, picking up and dropping off passengers, cleaning the bus or coach and preparing it for the next journey, and of course driving the passengers safely. The ETF fights for better conditions for bus and coach drivers.
Issues September 23, 2018
Driverless lorries are on everyone’s mind in road transport. ETF is determined to sure drivers and their working conditions are at the heart of the debates.
Campaign September 22, 2018
Our campaign for dignity at work. No to social dumping and wage exploitation in transport!
Campaign September 23, 2017
Loopholes in EU law fuel the exploitation of professional drivers. They deserve dignity at work.
Projects September 23, 2010
The EU road transport sector is facing multiple transformations. We help unions make sure that political debates include workers’ concerns.