ERTMS – a new technology for the railway sector. Anticipating its IMpact on Employment and Social Conditions. AIMESC Final Report (2011)

The final report of AIMESC project (ERTMS – a new technology for the railway sector. Anticipating its IMpact on Employment and Social Conditions) contains all the findings concerning the impact of ERTMS on employment and working conditions as well as guidelines addressed to trade union organisations for their training activities in order to give information about ERTMS and its impact, and a list of possible follow-up actions that trade unions can carry out in the future – also within the social dialogue.

Published in 2011 with the support of the EU, the final report is available in English, German, and Italian. The project run between 2009 and 2011,


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TRENDS – Global changes shaping the future of our industry (April 2017)

The EU co-funded ETF project TRENDS – anticipating the impact of changes in transport on employment, working conditions, professions and skills took place in the period November 2015 to April 2017. The project’s main aim was to develop a strategy to anticipate changes in the transport sector regarding economic developments & globalisation, technological change: automation & digitalisation, demographic change and climate change. These changes will all impact transport employment, working conditions, skills needs and will bring a shift in the transport professions.

The analysis of major developments related to the four and trends is published in a study you can find in English, French and German. The discussion paper TRENDS – Anticipate and Act is available in English, French, German, Romanian and Turkish. It summarises the study and develops suggestions for trade union actions.


ERTMS – a new technology in rail and its social impact

The European Rail Traffic Management System is an initiative backed by the European Union to enhance cross-border interoperability and the related signaling equipment by creating a single Europe-wide standard for train control and command systems. What will ERTMS mean for the working conditions of train drivers, traffic controllers and rolling stock maintenance personnel?

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