Port congestion: don’t you dare blame the dockers!

The real causes of port congestion should be sought in the unreliability of the shipping companies and the lack of proper planning to face this exceptional period, instead of putting the burden on port workers who never stepped back during this crisis.

7 Jul 2021

ETF expresses solidarity with Italian aviation workers

Italian aviation workers will exercise their right to strike today after unions representing aviation transport workers across Italy called for a 24-hour strike in defence of workers severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

6 Jul 2021

European aviation sector is not in the clear yet

The European aviation sector needs dedicated support measures in order to survive the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ETF urges European institutions as well as Member States to provide additional support measures to the European aviation sector and its workers.

14 Jun 2021

ETF calls for immediate waiver of patents on Covid-19 vaccines

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.

1 Jun 2021

ETF’s reply to International Transport Forum Consultation stresses urgent need to make transport fit for women to work in

In view of their 2021 Summit, the International Transport Forum (ITF) launched their Annual Gender in Transport Consultation to bring together all perspectives needed to advance gender equality in the transport sector. As an ITF stakeholder, ETF sent in a written contribution focussing how to make the transport sector attractive for women to work in and on the impacts of COVID-19 on women transport workers.

4 Mar 2021

FedEx – Time to deliver for your workers!

ETF and ITF, the voices of transport workers worldwide and in Europe have launched a petition to call on FedEx-TNT Europe management to stop job cuts and engage with workers’ representatives.

Press Release
17 Feb 2021

Recovery and Resilience Facility: Transport Keeps Us Going Forward

With the slogan “Transport for EU Recovery”, ETF, together with 31 organisations has issued a Statement on the Recovery and Resilience Facility to jointly call on Member States and the European Commission to ensure that the transport sector receives adequate consideration in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

Press Release
10 Feb 2021

Brexit: Respecting drivers’ working conditions

Road Transport between the UK and the Continent is essential but, unless professional drivers are guaranteed a smooth border crossing and a prompt and regular return home, less and less of them will be willing to transport goods and people across the Channel. In view of the new Brexit agreement, the ETF is keeping a close eye on developments and working to ensure the wellbeing of our drivers.

12 Jan 2021