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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

EU Mobility Strategy – not without transport workers!

In its response to the upcoming Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility, the ETF sets out five key pillars to ensure that future industrial policies for transport combine both employment and climate protection and ensure fundamental change to build an environmental and socially sustainable sector.

News
3 Dec 2020

Enough is enough: End the Gender Pay Gap!

Based on a recent ETF survey of around 3,000 women transport workers from across Europe, nearly one in three think that they have fewer opportunities to advance in their current workplace than their male colleagues. The survey report points to unequal treatment between men and women as one of the main reasons for the low 22% female make-up of the sector. Enough is enough. On (Un)Equal Pay Day, ETF calls for an end to the gender pay gap. 

Statement
4 Nov 2020

ETF & Vera Tax call on European Commission to mainstream a gender-responsive approach into EU transport policies

On the heels of yesterday’s report on How to Make Transport Fit for Women to Work in which revealed an alarming gender divide in the transport industry, comes a joint call by ETF and MEP Vera Tax call on Commissioner Vălean and Commissioner Dalli to mainstream a gender-responsive approach into EU transport policies. A debate on Women in Transport in the framework of the first European Gender Equality Week at the European Parliament, will take place today and tackle the underlying issues that lead to an underrepresentation of women in the transport sector.

Statement
29 Oct 2020

Digital Transformation and Social Dialogue in Urban Public Transport in Europe – Final Conference

European Social Partners in Urban Public Transport held the final conference of their joint project ‘Digital Transformation and Social Dialogue in Urban Public Transport in Europe’. Discussions during the final conference revolved around the presentation of the research results and the future joint recommendations of ETF and UITP with all parties highlighting the importance of an inclusive and participatory approach to digital transformation.

Event
22 Oct 2020
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