Fair Transport rally in Lyon, France

22 Jun 2022

Tuesday, 28 June, the ETF will demonstrate for Fair Transport in Lyon alongside transport unions and thousands of transport workers.

Decent jobs shortage, lay-offs, pay cuts, slashed funding all while the cost of living explodes: transport workers have had enough!

Europe will be facing a very “hot” summer, with industrial action kicking off everywhere.

Transport workers are taking action, it’s time Europe’s politicians heard their voices loud and clear.

Our demands: 

Invest in transport workers

> Better jobs, pay & conditions

Fix the shortage of decent jobs

> Give transport workers a fair future

Stop liberalisation & privatisation

> Public transport in public hands

Make logistics work for workers

> Logistics = essential for countries’ supply chains

Why 28 June?

‘Connecting Europe Days’ will take place in Lyon from 28 to 30 June. The event will bring together politicians, industry representatives and the European Commission to discuss the future of transport… without transport workers’ representatives.

The European Commission forgot to invite the ETF, the voice of over 5 million transport workers in Europe. A stark contrast with their declaration that “workers are transport’s most valuable asset”.

The shortage of decent jobs is causing major disruptions in aviation, road transport, and shipping and will soon heavily affect other transport modes. Working conditions in transport have been deteriorating so much that the sector is not attractive enough to workers. And yet, transport workers are left out of key conversations like Connecting Europe Days.

It is high time for politicians to act, and there is only one way to do this, through close involvement of transport workers’ trade unions.

ETF will be bringing transport workers’ voices to Lyon – it’s time for Europe to deliver Fair Transport!



Timing Location  
From 11h30 Gare des Brotteaux,
14 Pl. Jules Ferry,
69006 Lyon
Gathering at Gare des Brotteaux: Accessible by Metro or by foot from Station Lyon Part-Dieu (Exit Béraudier, city centre)
13h00 Gare des Brotteaux Speeches from transport trade unionists
13h45 Gare des Brotteaux Start of rally
15h45 – 16h00 Place des Terreaux End of rally