We shape digital transformation in urban public transport. The final report of our joint project “Digital transformation and social dialogue in Urban Public Transport in Europe” is out and available in 7 languages (EN, ES, FR, DE, HU, IT, PL).
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.
Event October 22, 2020
European Social Partners in Urban Public Transport held the final conference of their joint project ‘Digital Transformation and Social Dialogue in Urban Public Transport in Europe’. Discussions during the final conference revolved around the presentation of the research results and the future joint recommendations of ETF and UITP with all parties highlighting the importance of an inclusive and participatory approach to digital transformation.
Publication October 14, 2020
European Social Partners in urban public transport, ETF and UITP release the final report of their joint project “Digital transformation and social dialogue in Urban Public Transport in Europe”. The report is available in 7 languages (EN, ES, FR, DE, HU, IT, PL)
Event October 5, 2020
ETF and UITP are organising the final conference of the project ‘Digital transformation and social dialogue in urban public transport in Europe’ on 15 October online.