It is essential to know the impact of different foreign direct investments (FDIs) in transport infrastructure, jobs, employment standards, working conditions, and the sector’s sustainability (financial, environmental, and social). Understanding the impact and effects of FDI allows unions and workers to secure and defend transport workers’ (and other workers’) rights, standards and conditions while safeguarding EU standards under the European Pillar of Social Rights.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is impacting the transport demand, infrastructure, and the EU internal market more than ever. Considering the strategic importance of transport as part of the EU economy, ETF is engaged in finding out more about how global economics, particularly the BRI, interact with EU transport and labour policies.
As part of the EU co-funded project “Preparing the ETF for Global Changes,” ETF aims to:
ETF organised different seminars for its affiliates to find out more about Chinese FDI, as follows:
For the project’s final report, ETF Sections’ will choose a set of priorities for each transport mode, and an ETF position will be developed based on the outcomes of the following issues debated during the BRI seminars:
“Preparing the ETF for Global Changes” project is developed with financial support from the European Union.