A genuine recovery from COVID-19 will only be possible if it occurs globally and simultaneously, ensuring universal access to vaccination and medical equipment everywhere. The ETF demands that the European Commission, EU Council and all European States immediately support India and South Africa’s proposal at the WTO to fight Covid-19.
ETF and Europêche call on the European Commission to support Member States in developing a specific COVID-19 vaccination protocol for fishers, adapting and prioritizing access to the vaccine.
The ETF joins the global unions and cities across the world to demand that governments make an urgent injection of stimulus funding into public transport services and infrastructure in order to drive economic stimulus, create millions of jobs and tackle the climate crisis.
Ahead of the 1 March Extraordinary meeting of Ministers of Tourism, 14 European stakeholders in aviation and tourism urge the Portuguese presidency of the EU to put their efforts into the coordination of all restrictive measures related to COVID-19.
European civil aviation social partners urge EU member states to extend payroll support schemes to protect jobs and employment.
ETF and other European Trade Union Federations have updated their Joint European Trade Union Federations’ Recommendations to EWC/SE Coordinators and worker representatives in SNBs, EWCs and SEs on temporary arrangements for transnational meetings during the COVID-19 crisis.