Issues March 18, 2020
Projects October 1, 2019
We shape digital transformation in urban public transport.
News January 29, 2020
UITP and ETF renewed their Joint Recommendations on “Combating Violence and Insecurity on Urban Public Transport” and commit to their dissemination, awareness-raising through workshops and conferences, and monitoring their implementation at the level of national social partners across Europe. Feeling safe at your place of work or during your commute is a right, not a privilege!
European towns and cities often have extensive urban public transport networks, which use a variety of transport modes on the road and rails. Public transport is a solution for sustainable mobility, contributing to the fight against climate change, and it employs more than one million people. However, workers in the sector face threats from liberalisation and privatisation programmes. Social dumping in public transport is facilitated by the growing competition created by tendering of public transport services, some of which is encouraged by EU rules. New forms of work such as Uber are also undermining quality employment in urban public transport.
ETF’s Urban Public Transport Committee (UPTC) acts to defend the interests of public transport workers in Europe. We want to safeguard and improve their social rights in an evolving economic environment, which endangers both working conditions and the very existence of collective public transport. We work to promote public transport as a solution for sustainable mobility, reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Our trade union vision for sustainable urban mobility means improved safety for both passengers and workers, and a coherent social strategy for the future of public transport in the era of digitalisation and automation.
You are invited to have a closer look at the ETF UPTC activities.
News July 15, 2020
On World Youth Skills Day 2020, the ETF highlights the need for quality training, skills, room for professional development to attract young workers to the transport sector, but above all emphasises the need for decent working conditions!
News July 8, 2020
Responding to their Trio Programme, ETF addressed a letter to transport ministers of Germany, Slovenia, and Portugal, urging them to use their presidencies to steer European transport to a fair future.
The ETF is shocked and saddened to learn of the senseless and heinous assault on Sunday, July 5 that lead to the brain death of Philippe, a bus driver in Bayonne. It is high time that companies wake up and do everything they can to protect their employees.