News


7.09.2016

New study on the European transport sector "”Borderless mobility – Bordeless exploitation”

A new comprehensive study on the European transport sector conducted by the Austrian ETF affiliate Vida and the Austrian chamber of labor was published these days also in English. Read more


25.08.2016

Finnland reaches the national minimum requirement

As one of four countries Finnland reached its national minimum requirement for the collection of signatures of the ´Fair Transport Europe´ campaign! Read more


15.07.2016

Belgium reached its national goal

The Belgian Transport Union BTB-ABVV has reached the national minimum requirement for the collection of signatures of the ´Fair Transport Europe´ campaign! Read more


6.04.2016

The European Citizen Initiatives fight against social dumping

Citizens’ Initiative European liberalization policies let wage and social dumping blossom in the transport sector. The transport workers union wants to pressure the European Union to end these practices by making use of the “European Citizen Initiative for a Fair Transport”. They need one million signatures in order to do that.

Syndicate article from the German Trade Union Confederation Magazine "Co-determination" (Mitbestimmung)

by Joachim Truger (Journalist from Kassel) Read more


18.03.2016

New report unveils harsh reality of being a foreign truck driver in Denmark

New report unveils harsh reality of being a foreign truck driver in Denmark and the effects on their everyday life. Read more


3.03.2016

Truckers Fare in Venlo, Netherlands

Sunday the 3rd of April: The Truckers Run, organized by an association of truck drivers, is an annual truck fare and parade that especially addresses disabled persons, by inviting them into their trucks and explaining to them the mechanics and peculiarities of a truckers´ life. Read more


3.12.2015

ETF and S&D seminar sets social priorities in ports

On 1 December the ETF and S&D group held a joint seminar to discuss about social priorities in EU ports. Read more


26.10.2015

S&D MEPs stand together with ETF for an upwards social harmonisation of European shipping

On Wednesday 21 October 2015, the ETF and S&D Group co-hosted the seminar called “Ensuring a future for European seafarers”, which addressed the continuous deterioration of European-based seafaring jobs. Read more


14.10.2015

ETF presents its proposal on enforcement solutions in road transport to the EP

On 13 October 2015, MEP Ismail Ertug welcomed the ETF in the European Parliament (EP) to present its set of proposals on better law enforcement in road transport. The event was attended by Members of the European Parliament, press representatives and ETF member organisations. Read more


9.10.2015

EESC Opinion on Social dumping in the European civil aviation sector

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has adopted at its 510th plenary session on Wednesday 16 September 2015 an own-initiative opinion entitled „Social dumping in the European civil aviation sector“.The vast majority of EESC members has voted in favour of the document, which reflects most of the claims expressed by the ETF and its affiliates. Read more


30.09.2015

ETF launches a set of proposals to improve EU law enforcement in road transport

On 29 September 2015, the ETF has launched its concept to improve EU law enforcement in road transport at an event bringing together EU Member States, European Commission services and partner organisations. The ETF proposal is based on existing practices and tools that only require minimum measures and adjustments, thus allowing implementation without delay. Read more


26.09.2015

European Citizens’ Initiative calls for fair transport in Europe

Monday 28 September, a group of European citizens, transport workers and union members launched a new European Citizens’ Initiative called “Fair Transport Europe”. “Fair Transport Europe” calls on the European Commission (EC) to propose measures for ensuring fair competition in transport and to guarantee equal treatment of workers. Read more