European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen: now the real work begins

The European Commission has its new President, and for the first time ever a woman will lead. Now she must show that she understands the hopes and concerns of working people across Europe. It is time for a progressive EU programme with Fair Transport at its heart!

News
18 Jul 2019

It’s all on track for women in rail!

Social partners ETF and CER have given a green light for the start of negotiations on an autonomous agreement about women in rail. Meeting at the Rail Social Dialogue Steering Committee, the two organisations also discussed working conditions for mobile workers engaged in cross-border rail services.

News
5 Jul 2019

European Commission adopts social agenda for aircrews, but it is late and incomplete

The European Commission has adopted its report on social standards in aviation. The non-binding proposals, will set the tone for EU work on aircrews. We’ve worked hard for more than one year to feed the Commission with ideas and thoughts that defend workers, and today we are concerned by the Commission’s lack of ambition.

Press Release
1 Mar 2019

ETF dockers show policymakers the reality of port work in Hamburg

Main purpose of the visit was to show what terminals and their workers are doing to cope with the consequences of the increasing size of ships. The event was also a good occasion for EU decision-makers to get hands-on information about the revision of the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation.

Event
1 Feb 2019
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