social sustainability

Thousands of fisheries’ jobs at risk due to the bottom-trawling ban

The European Commission’s intention to drastically reduce – even ban – bottom-contacting fishing gears is no secret. But the implications of such a decision are often disregarded. The ETF favours more sustainable fisheries, as fishers – the true guardians of the sea – are fully aware that the sustainability of fish stocks and the marine ecosystem is vital in preserving their income and jobs.

News
28 Sep 2022

Fit for 55 package: fit for aviation workers?

One of the most important issues we want to raise with our ETF Civil Aviation position on the European Commission’s Fit for 55 package is just transition and how environmental and social sustainability can go hand in hand if workers’ needs and voice are taken into account.

News
16 Mar 2022

ETF-ETUI Sustainable Transport Days

ETF-ETUI Sustainable Transport Days is a series of seminars for ETF affiliates and their members on the topic of Future of Transport policies in Europe. Seminars will kick off with an event open to all on the EU mobility strategy and Fair Transport.

Event
18 Feb 2021

Navigating our way to a sustainable future

ETF IWT section issues a position on Inland Waterways Transport’s role in the green transition, emphasising the need for significant investments to make the sector environmentally and socially sustainable.

Publication
15 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