working conditions

Rail Mobile Workers – Joint Conclusions (July 2019)

On 4th July 2019, the President of the Rail Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC) Giorgio Tuti (ETF) and the Vice-President Matthias Rohrmann (CER) together with Sabine Trier, Deputy General Secretary of ETF and Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER, signed the joint conclusions of the “Rail Mobile Workers” project.

This project focused on the implementation and application of the ETF-CER agreement on working conditions of mobile workers engaged in interoperable cross-border rail services (Council Directive 2005/47/EC). In order to follow-up on these project findings, CER and ETF have decided to give further attention to the topic of monitoring and enforcement in the next work programme 2020-2021 of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Railways.


Rail Mobile Workers – Final Report (October 2018)

In October 2018, CER and ETF concluded their joint Rail Mobile Workers project. The objective was to assess the implementation and application of CER-ETF 2004 Agreement on certain aspects of working conditions of mobile workers engaged in interoperable cross-border services in the railway sector. The project was financed by the European Commission.

The final report is available in English, French and German.


Rail Mobile Workers: Final project report

ETF and CER, European social partners for railways, have been assessing the implementation of their 2004 Agreement on the working conditions of mobile workers in interoperable cross-border railway services.

23 Oct 2018

Drivers don’t just drive

Did you know? Besides driving, you bus or coach driver has to perform so many other tasks. This takes time, on the expense of rest hours. This info-graphic shows how much a driver has to do before and after driving passengers to their destination.


Bus and coach

Working as a bus or coach driver is not easy. Long working hours are the norm in this profession. Tasks include loading and unloading luggage, picking up and dropping off passengers, cleaning the bus or coach and preparing it for the next journey, and of course driving the passengers safely. The ETF fights for better conditions for bus and coach drivers.

23 Sep 2018
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