Belgium

Landmark ruling in favour of Ryanair crew

A Belgian court has ruled that Ryanair cabin crew are subject to national labour law. This decision will have wide-ranging consequences for European aviation, and marks a real victory in our campaign against social dumping in Europe’s skies.

News
14 Jun 2019

A tug worker sends an SOS call about social dumping

A tug captain from Antwerp has issued an SOS call, asking for action against social dumping in the sector. His story highlights a specific case of unfair competition in Belgium, but it is a story that will echo with tug captains across Europe. The ETF is building a network of tug captains, and we will stand with them in their struggle to defend decent pay and conditions in this vital profession.

Worker's Story
12 Jun 2019

Fair Transport action week: day four

It’s the final day of actions around Europe, and many affiliates start their journey to Brussels. Meanwhile, our rally in Strasbourg attracts the support of MEPs.

News
26 Mar 2019

European Dockers stand together in the fight for Fair Transport!

ETF affiliates representing dockers have held simultaneous actions in three countries as part of the Fair Transport Europe action week. Today saw actions for fair pensions in Rotterdam, on lashing in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, and in support of drivers’ rights and tighter road inspections in Antwerp.

News
25 Mar 2019

Fair Tugging Campaign

ETF affiliates in Belgium, Italy, Spain and UK are flying the flag in support of our Fair Tugging Campaign!

News
19 Mar 2019

It’s time to take Fair Transport Europe to the next level!

In just one month, thousands of workers will be converge on Brussels for a huge demo to mark the high point of our Fair Transport Europe campaign against social dumping. We will march through the city and raise our voice to demand that politicians and employers put an end to exploitation and unfair competition!

News
27 Feb 2019

Organising road

Road transport is by nature a cross-border activity. That means we need cross-border cooperation between trade unions to defend drivers’ rights. A joint trade union cooperation office started operating in October 2017 precisely with aim. Trade unions from Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Romania have agreed to assist unionised Romanian drivers working in these countries.

Campaign
23 Sep 2018
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