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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Join the campaign and sign the LabourStart petition to demand the release of the jailed construction workers: www.labourstart.org/go/istanbul.

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European trade unions are working together to stop social dumping and wage exploitation. We presented the #FairTransport campaign to European delegates at the Congress of the International Transport Workers' Federation. Massive declarations of support from unions across Europe, and lots of actions coming up. Let's fight for dignity at work!

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'Truck drivers must be paid good, safe rates of pay - we must stop the deaths on our roads caused by workers being exploited.' The ITF road workers begin a global campaign for 'safe rates', led by Michael Kaine Transport Workers Union - TWU & Jeonghan Kim, KPTU Korea. #ITFcongress2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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ITF Road Section Conference happens right now in Singapore. Hundreds of trade union reps gather together to take stock of achievements and set goals for the next 5 years. TRANSPORT WORKERS BUILDING POWER to defend rights of bus and truck drivers across the world. #ITFCongress2018 Roberto Parrillo John Reynaert Frank Moreels Flemming Overgaard Adrian Jones Matt Draper Alain Sutour Maurizio Diamante Tomasz Michalak SLT - Sindicatul Lucratorilor din Transporturi Ralph Werner ... See MoreSee Less

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Our President, Frank Moreels, is also the Vice-Chair of the Road Transport Section at the International Transport Workers' Federation. He addressed the 2500 delegates at the #ITFCongress2018 about European and global campaigns for #FairTransport on the road.

Great atmosphere here in Singapore as we come together to build union power!

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Europe is off to Singapore! 100s of delegates from ETF affiliates will be among the 2500 attendees and staff at the ITF Congress 2018. We'll be a bit quiet on Facebook for the next couple of weeks but don't worry...we're building global union power for #FairTransport.

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Car transporters treat their truck drivers like slaves. Car transporters lobby for making low wages and slavery working conditions legal so that drivers can stay cheap and unprotected. Dutch trade union FNV tells the story! #FairTransport #RespectDrivers

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Transport workers are not second class workers. 🚚💪🏽🇪🇺

Today we distributed information leaflets for drivers at the German-Danish border. Many of them have been working for weeks without real rest, they sleep in their cabins and do not get the wage they deserve.

We have to change the exploitation on European roads and come up with fair and workable rules for the workers in the sector.

Equal rights for equal work!
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ETF and 3F Denmark meets Marita Ulvskog to discuss posting of professional drivers. Good talks, full of hope for the future of the #MobilityPackage, end of a successful week of meetings in the European Parliament. Hans Christian GraversenFlemming OvergaardJan VilladsenHar idag haft möte med europeiska transportfacket. Just nu arbetar vi vidare med de förslag som syftar till att stärka villkoren för arbetstagare inom vägtransportsektorn. Viktiga förslag om lastbilschaufförers kör- och vilotider, och arbetsvillkor för nationell och internationell transport. Jag kommer fortsättningsvis driva frågan om schyssta löner och villkor hårt under hösten. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brussels, 29 September: MEPs Agnes Jongerius and Evelyn Regner offer the ETF the chance to promote once again equal pay for equal work for professional drivers, in the European Parliament. Full meeting room, good presentations and constructive debates. ... See MoreSee Less

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Un an de colaborare sindicala la nivel european in folosul lucratorilor din transportul rutier prin intermediul Biroului de Cooperare Internationala de la Tirgu-Mures. SLT - Sindicatul Lucratorilor din Transporturi afiliat la CNSLR Fratia UJSL Mures beneficiind de suportul financiar si profesional al organizatiilor partenere ETF Road Transport Section 3F - Danmarks Stærkeste Fagforening Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet ACV Btb-abvv transport & logistiek militeaza pentru conditii de viata si de munca mai bune in acest sector. Respect pentru Roberto Parrillo Cristina Etf Jan Villadsen Tommy Jonsson Anu Hietala John Reynaert Flemming Smidt Hans Christian Graversen Dandarau Maria Nina Frandes Josef Maurer si tuturor celor implicati in acest proiect. ... See MoreSee Less

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Excellent meeting in Targu Mures, at the Trade Union Joint Cooperation Office, with trade unions from Sweden and Denmark, and with the Nordic Transport Workers' Federation! ATU Romania and the SLT - Sindicatul Lucratorilor din Transporturi have done a brilliant job steering the Office through its 1st year of existence! This meeting precedes the Partners' first reunion to be taking place in January - February 2019. Thank you ACV Btb-abvv transport & logistiek Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet Jan Villadsen Ja til Fair Transport Tommy Jonsson Roberto Parrillo Calin Orlando Cocis Anu Hietala John Reynaert Nordic Transport Workers' Federation European Transport Workers' Federation Hans Christian Graversen ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday, we met EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and offered our solutions to the #MobilityPackage crisis: a European a road transport sector that is safe, fair and decent to workers. Let's hope the EU finds its way out of the deadlock for #FairTransport.

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ETF Dockers' Section is with us fighting for a fair #MobilityPackage! Thanks for the solidarity!As the European Parliament was voting down the reports on the #mobilitypackage, ver.di Maritime Wirtschaft's dockers at the Eurogate Hamburg container terminal continued their actions in support of the ETF Road Transport Section by informing drivers on the dangers of the proposals under discussion.

Because there's no space for social dumping in our ports! And because the ETF is built on the solidarity among all transport workers. #solidarity #respectdrivers
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