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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September Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

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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Targu Mures: Joint Trade Union Cooperation Office / Jan Villadsen ETF Management Committee member and initiator of the Office: we need concrete signs from Romanian and EU politicians that this is a Europe for people! ... 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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Yrkestrafikkforbundet - YTF Executive Committee came all the way from Norway to visit the ETF today and discuss the future of the #MobilityPackage and to know more about the #FairTransport campaign. Our Norwegian colleagues have been campaigning along with the ETF Road Transport Section for the improvement of drivers' conditions and safety in road transport. Thank you YTF and good to know you will be on board for future ETF action! Trond Jensrud European Transport Workers' Federation ... 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.

Read: bit.ly/2QbR49W

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July Jth

ETF Road Transport Section
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July Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

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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The European Parliament rejected with a large majority the reports of the #MobilityPackage. Back to the TRAN Committee now.
ETF continues to be on the barricades. We will continue to influence the process.
All in the name of #FairTransport and #RespectDrivers
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The ETF delegation is ready for action just before the crucial vote on the #MobilityPackage. United for #FairTransport and for the Empl Committee amendments.
#RespectDrivers #FairTransport
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July Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Thanks for the support! ✊
Together we fight for a fair #MobilityPackage! #FairTransportver.di Maritime Wirtschaft 's dockers in Bremerhaven support the drivers!!!

Tomorrow the European Parliament will decide on the future of professional drivers' working conditions. Our dockers support the ETF Road Transport Section to inform drivers about how the proposed rules could affect them!

NO ROOM FOR SOCIAL DUMPING IN OUR PORTS!!!!

#solidarity #dockerssupportdrivers #mobilitypackage
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Hier lundi 2 juillet sur l’aire d’autoroute de Vemars Est avec le syndicaliste de la route Stanislas Baugé. Aujourd’hui mercredi 4 juillet vote du paquet mobilité au Parlement Européen.
Non l’exploitation ne passera pas par la route. Regardez et partagez!!!
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July Jrd

ETF Road Transport Section

Thank you Kathleen Van Brempt for meeting with the European Transport Workers' Federation delegation.
United for the EMPL amendments.
#RespectDrivers #FairTransport
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July Jrd

ETF Road Transport Section

Welcome @ Camping Europe. Where Europe organizes social dumping. Where you can take your 45h of rest in your truck or in a tent. Far away from your family, without a social life. Thank you Europe & the propositions of the Mobility Package! #WeAreBTB #campingeurope #FairTransport ETF Road Transport Section ... See MoreSee Less

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July Jrd

ETF Road Transport Section

EU citizens are watching the members of the European Parliament. How will you vote on 4 July?
@ETF_Road calls on all MEPs to vote for the EMPL amendments on application of posting of workers to road transport & on driving and rest time.
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ver.di appeals to the members of the European Parliament before the vote on the EU Mobility Package on 4 July: Vote FOR the EMPL Committee amendments!

Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-1twkXD2VUver.di appelliert vor der Abstimmung über das EU-Mobilitätspaket an die Europaabgeordneten.
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The fight for a fair EU Mobility Package is a fight for ALL drivers in the road transport sector. Any reform that legalises social dumping and wage inequalities weakens the faith in the European project. And our drivers ask: Is that the future we want to see for the European single market?

Our Romanian affiliate ATU has been pushing MEPs to vote for #FairTransport.

We call on all MEPs to vote in favour of the EMPL amendments during the plenary vote on the Mobility Package to take place in Strasbourg on 4 July. It will decide over the work and lives of thousands of professional drivers working abroad in deplorable conditions.

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June Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

The Kühne&Nagel general works council supports the principle of good working & living conditions and fair pay for all professional drivers!
In an open letter on the #MobilityPackage the general works council calls upon all #EU institutions to respect this principle.
#FairTransport #RespectDrivers
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June Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Vote on the Mobility Package on 4 July / Our campaigning continues
Today we wrote to all Members of the European Parliament asking them to vote in favour of the EMPL proposals on posting of workers.
The vote is about keeping posting rules clear, simple and enforceable to the road transport sector. NO to a time-based exemption from posting rules.
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We won on driving and rest time! TRAN mandate rejected! 428 votes for the rejection, against only 185 vote in support!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We won on posting! TRAN mandate rejected ! Together we are strong!!! There will now be a vote in plenary, on amendments! ... See MoreSee Less

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