Border closures and travel restrictions put in place in response to COVID-19 have created miserable conditions onboard ships. Three of the ETF affiliate unions report on their actions in securing the easier movement of seafarers.
We were shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible train accident of April 3, 2020, near the German town of Auggen in which a German locomotive driver lost his life and several other transport workers were injured. We express our solidarity with our German affiliates and all transport workers in this difficult moment.
German transport ministry takes up the issues raised by ver.di on appalling conditions at motorway service stations!
ETF shares support and solidarity for EVG’s Keolis/eurobahn railway strike in Germany.
On the eve of the entry into full effectiveness of the new IBF Dockers’ Clause our German affiliate ver.di is dedicating its Baltic Week of Action 2019 to lashing.
The budget airline is creating various subsidiaries. Aircraft will be moved from France, Germany and Italy to the newly launched Malta Air. These plans must not undermine the better conditions which unions have won from Ryanair in recent months. We met the Maltese Tourism Ministry to set out our position.
It’s the final day of actions around Europe, and many affiliates start their journey to Brussels. Meanwhile, our rally in Strasbourg attracts the support of MEPs.
The third day of our action week saw workers demanding fair transport on boats, underground, at ports and at airports…
ETF affiliates representing dockers have held simultaneous actions in three countries as part of the Fair Transport Europe action week. Today saw actions for fair pensions in Rotterdam, on lashing in Hamburg and Bremerhaven, and in support of drivers’ rights and tighter road inspections in Antwerp.