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European Commission must protect social dialogue, not undermine it!

Following CJEU’s damaging ruling on how the Commission should handle EU social partner agreements, ETF, alongside EPSU and ETUC, calls on the European Commission to implement a clear and certain process to ensure that agreements can progress into the EU law as the EU treaties envisage.

Statement
2 Sep 2021

All Aboard for a European Year of Railway Workers

For the ETF and its affiliates, the European Year of Rail is the Year of European Railway Workers – a year to celebrate those who work in the sector keeping trains moving safely and sustainably.

Campaign
26 Aug 2021

ETF to EU Transport Ministers: “It’s time to step up for fair transport!”

Ahead of tomorrow’s Transport Council which will see discussions on the Smart Sustainable Mobility Strategy, the ETF implores transport ministers to lead the debate for change and show political will to set the basis and shift the paradigm of low-cost models, liberalisation and competition based on a race to the bottom that has dominated transport policies over the last decades.

Statement
2 Jun 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.

Issues
12 Jan 2021

All aboard for a European Year of Railway Workers!

The ETF calls for a European Year of Railway Workers. A year that not only focusses on how rail can best achieve to contribute to Europe’s climate neutrality but also on improving the working conditions for railway workers without which the industry would cease to function.

Statement
10 Dec 2020

EU’s Mobility Strategy must step up its game in shaping socially and environmentally sustainable transport

Transport workers are the sector’s “most valuable asset” reads the newly published Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, but proposed initiatives fall short in matching this statement. The ETF reiterates that to fulfil the goals of the Strategy and enable the transition to greener transport, it is essential to address social issues and foster worker engagement.

Press Release
9 Dec 2020
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