In the lead up to the European Parliament’s plenary session on 8 July, maritime industry stakeholders call upon European leaders to show political leadership and commitment to the welfare of seafarers.
ETF is now once again calling upon the Commission to take concrete action to protect Europe’s transport workers as new developments arise every day. Reports received from around Europe show that some employers are not taking the pandemic seriously, and are putting workers in danger with their failure to act appropriately.
Seafarers and fishermen are often denied basic rights granted to onshore workers. Now they could once again pay a heavy price. EU member states are about to finalise new rules that would exclude seagoing workers from the right to basic information about their own working conditions. How can they justify that?
Late last night ministers at the EU Council reached a deal on on road sector reforms. Our campaigning and demonstrations bore some fruit. But drivers are still excluded from fair pay and they will spend months away from home. MEPs must act to improve the Package.
Today, 3 December 2018, the ETF and its affiliates from all over Europe held a demonstration in front of the European Council, where transport ministers were meeting to discuss the Mobility Package.
As EU member states rush to finish Mobility Package, European transport unions blast disastrous compromise.
On Monday 3 December, European transport ministers meet to finalise reforms to the road sector. The proposals are disastrous for equality and the safety of all road users, so we’ll be demonstrating in front of the European Council.