Strasbourg, 29 May: 500 drivers & union activists called for the European Parliament to reject more flexibility of driving and rest time

At the express call of trade unions from Western European Member States, the ETF organised a demonstration in Strasbourg, in front of the European Parliament, on 29 May. 500 drivers and union activists urged the European Parliament to reject any change in the core...

Ready to go! ETF Strasbourg demonstration, 29 May!

Hundreds of professional drivers and union activists are on their way to Strasbourg, France, to make their voice heard on the EU Mobility Package. More than 3 000 000 EU citizens work in bus, coach and lorry transport, and the EU has launched a reform of their wage...

ETF never stops! Bus & coach actions today in Sweden, Italy and Austria!

Yesterday, the ETF Road Section scored a big success on the first Mobility Package vote in the European Parliament. The EMPL Committee adopted with large majority reports on posting, driving and rest time and cabotage that go pretty much in line with the ETF position:...

Driving tired: bus & coach stories

A one-day school trip to Paris That day I had to drive a group of happy kids to Paris. The bus was due to leave at 6 AM from the school in Diksmuide. That means that I had to leave the garage at 5:15 AM, leave home at 4:30 AM and get up at 3:30 AM. When we arrived in...

2015: 627 passengers & professional drivers died in bus, coach and truck crashes 14% cyclist and 42% pedestrian fatalities came as a result of accidents involving truck, bus and coach! Is this not enough?

The ETF, the European Cyclists’ Federation, the European Transport Safety Council and the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims continue their joint initiative to plea for more safety on European roads! This comes in the context of a very controversial revision...

Ready to go! ETF Strasbourg demonstration, 29 May!

Hundreds of professional drivers and union activists are on their way to Strasbourg, France, to make their voice heard on the EU Mobility Package. More than 3 000 000 EU citizens work in bus, coach and lorry transport, and the EU has launched a reform of their wage...

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Ready to go! ETF Strasbourg demonstration, 29 May!

Hundreds of professional drivers and union activists are on their way to Strasbourg, France, to make their voice heard on the EU Mobility Package. More than 3 000 000 EU citizens work in bus, coach and lorry transport, and the EU has launched a reform of their wage...

read more

Ready to go! ETF Strasbourg demonstration, 29 May!

Hundreds of professional drivers and union activists are on their way to Strasbourg, France, to make their voice heard on the EU Mobility Package. More than 3 000 000 EU citizens work in bus, coach and lorry transport, and the EU has launched a reform of their wage...

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The European Commission Mobility Package is a huge disappointment for us. Now, the proposals are in the hands of the European Parliament and the governments of the Member States. That is precisely why we take up action: to inform, share our concerns, make our voice heard, and influence decisions! We want the proof for a social Europe. The hundreds of thousands of drivers sleeping and living in their lorries for months, deserve it! Frank Moreels

ETF President, ETF / BTB-ABVV, Belgium

Cette semaine d’action est une des plus importantes de ces 15 dernières années. Les décisions qui seront prises par l’Europe concernant les nouvelles règlementations européennes concernant le transport routier auront un impact sur la vie des citoyens européens, sur les travailleurs européens du transport et en définitive sur l’Europe pour les 15 à 20 ans à venir. Si de mauvaises mesures sont prises ce sera la catastrophe. Si je devais résumer cela en un seul slogan cela serait « A travail égal, salaire égal au même endroit » SANS CELA NOUS AURONS DEMAIN UNE EUROPE QUI RESSEMBLERA A UNE JUNGLE! Roberto Parrillo

ETF Road Transport President, ETF / ACV TRANSCOM, Belgium

Professional drivers have been expected to work long hours with minimum rest for far too long. Without passenger and freight road transport economies across Europe would grind to a halt. We, Unite & ETF , are calling for the Commission to build a road package that delivers social fairness, fair employment practices and creates an industry that is attractive for workers. Adrian Jones

ETF Road Transport Section Vice President , ETF / UNITE the UNION, UK

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Start your week-end with another interesting letter-box company story!
SPOT THE KRAFT VEHICLE IN THE VIDEO BELOW!
Kraft Logistics Sighisoara has more than 100 vehicles registered in Romania, and recruit more than 300 Romanian drivers who work only abroad.
Kraft Logistics Sighisoara says it meets the requirements of the Romanian law and has parking lots proportional with the size of their fleet.
3F, ETF and Romanian trade union SLT - Sindicatul Lucratorilor din Transporturi visited the parking area where the company keeps its vehicles. We only found ... one trailer. Rest of vehicles are busy abroad, driven by Romanian truckers who are treated like hell. They sleep in lorries for 6 weeks at a time, are employed on Romanian wages while never working in Romania and when into severeal months of work, they are asked to sign a document, in German: a pay raise apparently, which turns to be their... dismissal paper!
We are at it now! 3F, the ETF and SLT will work together with our union contacts across Europe to curve these abuses! Flemming Smidt @Hans Christian Graversen European Transport Workers' Federation
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Another marathon vote with no clear result on the #mobilitypakage in the European Parliament / 1700 amendments were voted today by the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament. More than 1300 amendments are now sent to the EP plenary for yet another vote, scheduled for 4 April. Meanwhile, to be clear about it: bus, coach and truck drivers are covered by the current EU rules. No weekly rest in the cabin & posting rules to apply from Day 1 of driving abroad! ... See MoreSee Less

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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

🚀🚀🚀 The world is changing, and so are we. Just one day after our #FairTransport demonstration, we're already looking to the future!

Our affiliate trade unions are in Brussels to think about ways we can:

✊ Build our union power
🇪🇺 Set the European policy agenda
📢 Run dynamic campaigns
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March Jth

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Today, in Brussels, we marched together with thousands of transport workers from across Europe for #FairTransport.

A big "Thank you" to all unions and road transport workers who joined us in the demonstration. We can only achieve fair jobs and decent working conditions if we all work together! 💪💪💪
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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Fair Transport Europe
📢📢📢 We're in front of the European Commission and we are LOUD for #FairTransport.
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March Jth

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Fair Transport Europe
✊✊✊Thousands of transport workers are on their way to the European Commission to demand #FairTransport for Europe!

www.fairtransporteurope.eu
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March Jth

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Thousands of transport workers European Transport Workers' Federation are taking the streets of Brussels today demanding #FairTransport across Europe! Stop social dumping ➡️ ETUC we are with you! www.fairtransporteurope.eu/ ... See MoreSee Less

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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Nordic delegation participating in the #FairTransport demonstration in Brussels.

Fair Transport Europe
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March Jth

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Today it’s all about #fairtransport Unite the union out in force with ETF Road Transport Section
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March Jth

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Brüssel, wir kommen! Wir sind morgen bei der Demo „FÜR faire Arbeitsbedingungen und GEGEN Lohn- und Sozialdumping in allen Transportbranchen“ dabei! 💪 Fair Transport Europe #vidapower #ETFEUROPE #Nachtzug 🚂 🚢 ✈️ 🚛 ... See MoreSee Less

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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

🎉 What a day in Strasbourg! Our #FairTransport rally was a great success!

🥁🙋‍♀🙋‍♂ Hundreds of transport workers and unions from the North to the South, the East to the West were in front of the EU Parliament with a lot of MEPs to show the strength of our movement!

✊✊ Now we’re finally ready for our march in Brussels tomorrow where we will be thousands to demand: FAIR TRANSPORT FOR EUROPE!

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March Jth

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Transport workers deserve it better!🔥

As ETUC we are supporting the ‘European Week of Action’ for ‘Fair Transport for Europe’ by ETF Road Transport Section and European and national trade union leaders will join the Brussels demonstration on
📅 Wednesday March 27.

👉“Trade unions are demonstrating for an end to exploitation” said Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary

▶️https://www.etuc.org/en/pressrelease/etuc-supports-transport-workers-brussels-demo-march-27-and-international-action-week
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March Jth

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Today, we're in Strasbourg for the #FairTransport action together with CFDT, ACV Transcom, FSC CCOO, CGT, FO and VSZ.
📣 Our message is clear and loud: Together we stand to end unfair competition and exploitation of transport workers in Europe! We want a social Europe!
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March Jth

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@BTB-UBT and the ETF Road Section continue their fight against social dumping. Our joint massage: we need our governments to do their job and enforce the law! #FairTransport #RespectDrivers

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Samen sterk tegen sociale dumping! Met ETF Road Transport Section en Btb-abvv transport & logistiek. De regels bestaan, tijd dat de overheid ze doet naleven. respect voor de beroepschauffeurs!
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March Jth

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#dockerssupportdrivers #FairTransport 💪#FTC “NO SOCIAL DUMPING IN OUR PORT” #wearebtb
Internationale actie tegen sociale dumping in de transport sectoren.
#dockerssupportdrivers 👊
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March Jth

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Dockers from all over Europe are contributing to the #fairtransport week of action!

A dockers for drivers action is taking place today at the ATS and DPW container terminals in Antwerp. Together with members BTB-ABVV, ACV Transcom and ACLVB we are taking a firm stand against social dumping and for a fairer road transport sector in Europe.

European Transport Workers' Federation BTB - Vakgroep Haven van Antwerpen ACV-Transcom Maritime-Aviation ACLVB - Liberale Vakbond
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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Dockers from all over Europe are contributing to the #fairtransport week of action!

A dockers for drivers action is taking place today at the ATS and DPW container terminals in Antwerp. Together with members BTB-ABVV, ACV Transcom and ACLVB we are taking a firm stand against social dumping and for a fairer road transport sector in Europe.

European Transport Workers' Federation BTB - Vakgroep Haven van Antwerpen ACV-Transcom Maritime-Aviation ACLVB - Liberale Vakbond
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✊🚛🚍🚕🚢✈🚋 Together, we are strong and make #FairTransport a reality!

Adrian Jones on Twitter
“@ETF_Road #FairTransport action week is this week. @unitetheunion members will be heading to Brussels to demand #FairTransport for all workers t.co/UAZQ1Nx89S
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