Faced with the major challenge of reducing emissions from transportation, transport and manufacturing workers have built a solid platform to develop joint Just Transition strategies for 20 million workers in the mobility ecosystem. Their first joint project concludes today.
With upcoming environmental legislation and new powertrain technologies, European road transport is at a crossroads. As jobs and working conditions continue to be impacted by new green transition-related regulations, road transport workers call for a Just Transition. As part of a joint EU-funded project, ETF and IndustriAll Europe organised a workshop dedicated to road transport sector.
ETF and IndustriAll Europe joint JT4 Mobility workshop in Cologne discussed EU rail transport policies and rail development in Europe. Both organisations share concerns about constraints to achieve a Just Transition and the means currently available for rail workers, including the absence of a level playing field with other transport modes and insufficient investment.
Aviation trade unions representing manufacturing and transport workers discussed about realities of the green and digital transitions for the workforce during an aviation workshop, as part of the joint ETT-IndustriAll JT4MOBILITY project. Participants in the workshop taking place in Charleroi – an important European hub for aviation – tried to identify possible recommendations and tools to ensure that the transitions are socially responsible.
The second European aviation Just Transition roundtable with external experts and trade unions focused on the challenges and opportunities of sustainable aviation fuels and the potential impact of the green transition on the European workforce.
On 31 January and 1 February, industriAll Europe and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) hosted the first set of workshops within the joint EU-funded project on Building a Just Transition towards a Smart and Sustainable Mobility. The goal was to understand better the trends, impacts and challenges of the twin transition and propose strategies to guarantee a fair and just transition for all workers.