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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February Jnd

ETF Road Transport Section

ETF, 21 - 22 February / 50 trade union reps from 16 European countries - East, West, South, North - attended the 1st annual ETF Road Transport Section meeting. A public campaign on driver fatigue, quality of rest conditions and road safety; urging national authorities to step up enforcement of road transport rules; helping drivers know their rights when working abroad - these are our future priorities.

As for the Mobility Package, the Section welcomed the progress made by the EU decision makers in the right direction BUT of course we'll always stand firm on our position and keep our red lines. The fate of the sector is now in the hands of the European Parliament. Will they deliver?
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Today, the European Parliament said NO to #FairTransport and voted to liberalise the EU bus & coach market ... See MoreSee Less

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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

În această săptămână în Parlamentul European se va decide asupra liberalizării serviciilor de transport cu autobuze și autocare pe întreg teritoriul UE. În Germania s-au liberalizat aceste servicii în 2013, iar după doar doi ani numărul de încălcări ale limitelor de timp de lucru s-a triplat... Astfel că ETF Road Transport Section și sindicatele trag un important semnal de alarmă și solicită membrilor din Parlamentul European să respingă propunerile care pot duce la o concurență sălbatică, reducerea costurilor, investiții mai puține în transportul public, locuri de muncă de o calitate mai scăzută și șoferi împinși spre limita suprasolicitării! ... See MoreSee Less

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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

📢Dear MEPs: when someone proposes to legalise #slavery, you don't negotiate the weight of the chains.

Defend #fairtransport, ensure #safety of passengers and decent working conditions for #drivers.

👎Ditch this proposal!

Read more bit.ly/2N2jXo3
📢Spread the word!
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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Italian trade unions inform their members on the liberalisation of bus and coach services in Europe.
Vote in the European Parliament tomorrow, at noon!
We ask MEPs for a REJECT vote!
Job and service quality under threat!
Brando Benifei Mercedes Bresso Isabella De Monte Massimiliano Salini David Sassoli Patrizia ToiaAutobus e pullman
🔹 Domani a Strasburgo è prevista la votazione della revisione del Regolamento 1073/2009 sulla liberalizzazione del servizio di autobus e pullman
Uniti con l'ETF chiediamo ai nostri Parlamentari di respingere questa proposta!
⛔ alla liberalizzazione!
#FairTransport
Nicola Caputo Alberto Cirio Isabella De Monte
Enrico Gasbarra Salvo Pogliese Massimiliano Salini
David Sassoli ETF Road Transport Section
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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Btb-abvv transport & logistiek informs their members about the European Parliament vote on liberalisation of bus and coach services. Vote in plenary, in Strasbourg, tomorrow! Big big problem for jobs and quality of service!!!
Marie Arena Pascal Arimont Hugues Bayet Ivo Belet Philippe Lamberts Claude Rolin Bart Staes Marc Tarabella Guy Verhofstadt Kathleen Van BremptIntussen gaat de ze strijd ook verder #WeAreBTB #FairTransport Cristina Etf ETF Road Transport Section
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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

📣 The ETF staff joined unions across Belgium to support their strike for fair pay and decent work!

✊ Airports, train stations, ports and warehouses are closed or crawling today, as unions demand a better work-life balance and a fair share of the country’s wealth for ALL workers.

📸 Check out these photos of the ETF and our affiliates in action! #FairTransport

#GreveNationale #13Feb

Btb-abvv transport & logistiek Ubt-Fgtb Transport et Logistique ACVCSC-Transcom Cgsp Cheminots ACOD Spoor BBTK SETCa Centrale Nationale des Employés International Transport Workers' Federation ITF Dockers
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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

😡 The EU elections are just around the corner and what does the European Parliament decide to do? It decides to give a green light to the liberalisation of the bus and coach sector!

🚍 This is a drastic decision that will allow private bus and coach operators to violate workers’ fundamental rights, like proper resting time.

⚠️ It will also put less profitable services at risk, damaging vulnerable communities.

❗️We call on the European Parliament to reject this proposal and defend #FairTransport.

READ MORE ➡️https://bit.ly/2N2jXo3
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February Jth

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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

ETF bus and coach experts meet and voice deep concerns on EU proposals to liberalise bus and coach services in Europe.
Our message: there is nothing in this for the bus and coach drivers!
Back in November 2017, the European Commission proposed to open bus and coach lines in EU to competition. The European Parliament will more that probably vote in favour of it this week!
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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

ETF Road Transport Section is waiting for nominations for a Youth Representative!
Do you work in the road transport and you are below 35 years old and would like to engage in young workers' issues? Then contact your union by 15 February and ask to nominate you!
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February Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

SPREAD THE WORD ON YOUR NETWORKS!
Swedish Transport Workers Union signs a collective bargaining agreement with a Swedish company, and a posting agreement with its Romanian subsidiary. All Romanian drivers will now work on Swedish salaries! Swedish union reps Tommy Jonsson and Jimmy Ovesson are now off to tackle other companies of the kind.
A round of applause for our Swedish colleagues! And congratulations for the Romanian truckers who will no longer rough it on 300 euro per month and no benefits. Hope future cooperation with Romanian truckers' trade union SLT - Sindicatul Lucratorilor din Transporturi will solve the situation of many other Romanian drivers working in Sweden.
#FairTransport #RespectDrivers Adrian Jones John Reynaert Hans Christian Graversen Roberto Parrillo Maurizio Diamante Tomasz Michalak Tadeusz Kucharski Karl Delfs Federation of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria Soferul Lucian Mit-itelu Jetzi Emilian Tudor

Ordning och reda i åkeribranschen
Transport levererar!

Idag har vi på ordning och reda tecknat ett utstationeringsavtal med ett rumänskt åkeri.
Vi hoppas att detta ger ringar på vattnet ända ner till EU💪

Vi kommer nu fortsätta kämpa med övriga utländska aktörer och vi kommer inte ge oss.

Hjälp oss gärna med spridning av filmen!

#etf #fairtransport
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January Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

❗️OPPORTUNITY TO TENDER | Are you in the know about automation? We're looking for an external expert who will perform desktop research and compile an ETF Automation & Digitalisation Toolkit, including modules on collective bargaining, political campaigning & lobbying and workers’ representation.

READ AND APPLY HERE: bit.ly/2FTL2co
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January Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Gemeinsam mit der Gewerkschaft vida und der ETF Road Transport Section war ich heute auf LKW Parkplätzen in Nickelsdorf. Die Arbeitsbedingungen von LKW-FahrerInnen sind katastrophal. Kochen am Parkplatz in der Pause bei -5 Grad ist bittere Realität. Ein Fahrer hat erzählt, dass er innerhalb von 5 Tagen (!) von der Türkei über Deutschland in die Niederlande und zurück fährt.

Wir brauchen genauere Kontrollen und europäische Regeln, die wirklich die Arbeitsbedingungen der LKW-FahrerInnen verbessern. Und dafür kämpfen wir! ✊🇪🇺
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January Jrd

ETF Road Transport Section

Together with colleagues from Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland we are In Vienna for the third workshop of the ver.di, European Transport Workers' Federation and EVA Academy project "Social conditions in logistics in Europe". On the agenda: comparison of social provisions in collective bargaining agreements and how unions can use this knowledge to fight #SocialDumping in the road transport sector. The project is supported by wmp consult. ... See MoreSee Less

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January Jst

ETF Road Transport Section

Together for #FairTransport! ✊Unite’s Road Transport national committee continuing to support #fairtransport to eradicate exploitation of European transport workers ETF Road Transport Section ... See MoreSee Less

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January Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

✊🚛 Today, national strike of our Italian affiliates FILT CGIL, FIT CISL and Uiltrasporti against changes to driving and rest time rules!

Keep up the fight to maintain the current rules. #RespectDrivers #FatigueKills #MobilityPackage#Autotrasporto #Sciopero
Si continua presidi varchi portuali
NO alla modifica dei tempi di guida e di riposo!
SI alla sicurezza stradale!
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January Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

❗️PRESS RELEASE ➡️ bit.ly/2M5aFqP

🚚 Another big day in the European Parliament! ETF Road Transport Section and allies are near a solution on cabotage and fair pay for international drivers. The mobilisation of our member unions across Europe had a real impact in pushing MEPs towards the most worker-friendly decisions the Transport Committee has made in a long time! ✊

Sadly, there's still no fair deal on driving and rest, and the proposals on posting face an uncertain fate. Drivers and their unions expect a big step forward if the #MobilityPackage comes back to Parliament. Safety and #FairTransport must come first on Europe's roads!
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