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Urban Public Transport

Specific ETF activities on urban public passenger transport started in 2000 with the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation on Public Service Obligations in Passenger Transport, which introduced obligatory competitive tendering of all public passenger transport services which were publicly funded or benefit from exclusive rights. The ETF Sections involved - road and rail - concluded the following principles, which have laid the framework for ETF work ever since:  Public authorities must be able to decide independently on how to organise public passenger transport; Where public passenger transport is subject to competitive tender, the authorities have to apply quality criteria including social criteria: Public transport workers must be fully protected in the case of change of transport operator.


News online

22 Dec 2017
European transport workers end the year with a run of good news
// // The transport sector is the backbone of the European economy, moving people and goods into and around Europe. And transport depends on its workers – including the 5 million represented by ETF’s affiliate unions. Sadly, the quality...

20 Dec 2017
Uber is a transport company – ECJ backs professional drivers
// Today’s ECJ ruling, confirming that Uber is a transport company and not just an app, is great news for those who support fair transport in Europe. Just as the ETF has always demanded, Uber and its services will be subject to the same...


Press releases

13 Mar 2018
European transport unions call for European Labour Authority that works for workers
// // Transport unions across Europe listened carefully as Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, presented plans for a European Labour Authority (ELA). We hoped this new body would be a concrete step in...

25 May 2017
Frank Moreels is elected new ETF President
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has elected a new president. Frank Moreels, Chairman of the Belgian transport union BTB, was chosen for the position during the ETF 5th ordinary congress taking place this week in Barcelona. Broad...


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