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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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

ETF Road Transport Section

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

ETF Road Transport Section

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

ETF Road Transport Section

@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

ETF Road Transport Section

#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

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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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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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Fair Transport Europe
🇳🇴🚛 Yrkestrafikkforbundet - YTF is a transport trade union in Norway. They’ve branded a huge lorry with Fair Transport slogans, and they’re driving it to Brussels for our #FairTransport demo on 27 March 2019!

💬 On the way they’ll be meeting various unions to share their experiences of social dumping, and discuss why they are all joining together to support our campaign for decent work in European transport.

✈️ Of course their convoy begins in Norway, where YTF met with the cabin crew section of Parat at Oslo Airport.

🔵 Check out this video to get a first glimpse of the lorry and learn why Parat and YTF are backing Fair Transport for Europe!
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March Jrd

ETF Road Transport Section

⏰ The wait is over! It’s finally the #FairTransport Europe week of action! It's time to end social dumping and exploitation...and we've got the vision for better transport jobs! Thousands of workers will take action in different countries all over Europe, before our huge joint demonstration in Brussels on 27 March.

💪 Our supporters work in various transport sectors, but they will all raise their voice at the same moment with the same demand: Fair Transport for Europe! We are so proud to be part of this movement. If we all work together, we can change the world!

Follow Fair Transport Europe for regular updates, and check out the campaign website for stories about every action as it happens: www.fairtransporteurope.eu

We'll try to post a daily update here, but we'll be a bit quiet on this page for the next week. We still love you! 😉
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Saptamana viitoare Pachetul “Mobilitate” va fi votat la Strasbourg de catre Parlamentul European. Transportul Echitabil inseamna conditii de munca echitabile pentru soferii de autobuz, autocar si camion! Inseamna plata egala pentru munca egala. Inseamna conditii de odihna adecvate si timpi de condus si orar de lucru bine reglementate. Inseamna locuri de munca si conditii de viata de calitate.
Presedintele sectiunii de transport rutier al sindicatului european ETF, @Roberto Parrillo, lanseaza un mesaj europarlamentarilor indemnandu-i sa voteze pentru bunastarea soferilor profesionisti si pentru siguranta sporita pe drumurile europene ! SLT - Sindicatul Lucratorilor din Transporturi Jetzi Emilian Tudor Soferul Lucian Mit-itelu Calin Orlando Cocis
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Le transport équitable concerne aussi un transport routier équitable! Le #MobilityPackage sera voté par le Parlement européen en plénière à Strasbourg la semaine prochaine. Le transport équitable, c'est aussi des conditions équitables pour les conducteurs d'autobus, d'autocars et de camions! Il s’agit d’un salaire égal pour un travail égal pour les conducteurs professionnels. Il s’agit de conditions de repos adéquates et d’heures de conduite et de travail strictes, de la qualité des emplois et des conditions de vie.
Le président de la section des transports routiers de l'ETF, @Roberto Parrillo, lance un message aux membres du Parlement européen pour qu'ils votent pour le bien-être de nos conducteurs et pour plus de sécurité sur les routes européennes!
Michel Csc Transcom Gretzer Opsomer Johan Stanislas Baugé
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Fair Transport is about Fair Road Transport too! Next week the #MobilityPackage will be voted by the European Parliament, in plenary, in Strasbourg. Fair Transport is all also about Fair Working conditions for bus, coach and truck drivers! It is about equal pay for equal work for professional drivers. It is about proper rest conditions and strict driving and working hours, about quality jobs and living conditions.
The ETF Road transport section president Roberto Parrillo lauches a message to members of the European Parliament to vote for our drivers' wellbeing and for safety on European roads!
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March Jnd

ETF Road Transport Section

✊📢 And we're off! The #FairTransport action week is launching NOW with a press conference in Brussels. Watch live ⬇️⬇️

Fair Transport Europe
✊📢 And we're off! The #FairTransport action week is launching NOW in Brussels. Today will already see actions in Italy and Romania. Then workers and unions will set off a wave of action across Europe, leading up to our massive demo in Brussels on 27 March!
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March Jst

ETF Road Transport Section

“The Toilet is at a different location, but it does not open before 12 o'clock, so there are no toilets until lunch.” Swedish bus driver

Kommunal representing transport workers in urban public transport, bus and coach section in Sweden standing strong for #FairTransport.

Fair Transport Europe
European Transport Workers' Federation
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March Jth

ETF Road Transport Section

Aires de stationnement dans l'UE: dans l'UE, il y a une pénurie de 100 000 places de stationnement pour les camions, selon un rapport de la Commission européenne. Seulement 7 000 places de stationnement sur 300 000 sont sécurisées! L’ETF et ses syndicats à travers l’Europe ont résisté à toute tentative de légaliser le repos hebdomadaire en cabine !
Alors que des milliers de camionneurs chercheront dans quelques heures un espace de stationnement pour passer une partie de leur week-end, une étude de la Commission européenne publiée cette semaine montre que l'Europe manque cruellement de parkings de qualité.
Cette étude intervient dans le contexte où la Commission européenne était prête à donner son feu vert au repos dans la cabine du camion pendant un week-end complet. Mais un peu de recherche, et vous voyez les visages tomber! Seulement 7 000 places de stationnement sur 300 000 sont certifiées sécurisées. Ainsi, seuls 7 000 de nos millions de chauffeurs routiers seront capables de passer une nuit sans craindre les attaques contre le fret et contre eux-mêmes.
La Commission européenne a mis en place un groupe de travail sur le problème et l'ETF en fait partie! Nous veillerons à ce que la voix des pilotes soit entendue au plus haut niveau.
Lire l'étude ici (disponible uniquement en Anglais) ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/2019-study-on-safe-and-secure-parking-places-for-tru...
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Parkinguri in UE: ne lipsesc 100,000 de locuri de parcare pentru camioane in UE, zice un raport al Comisiei Europeane. Si numai 7,000 de locuri de parcare dintr-un total de 300,000 sunt securizate! ETF si sindicatele din transporturi din toata Europa au dejucat toate planurile politicului de a legaliza dormitul in cabina la week-end!
In timp ce mii de tiristi vor incerca sa isi geseasca in urmatoarele cateva ore un loc de parcare pentru as petrece parte din week-end, un studiu al Comisiei Europene publicat saptamana asta arata ca Europa e intr-o stare critica la capitolul spatii de parcare de calitate.
Studiul a fost facut in contextul in care Comisia Europeana se pregatea sa legalizeze dormitul in camion peste week-end. Dar un mic efort in a studia problema capacitatii, si le-a picat fatza! Numai 7,000 din 300,000 spatii de parcare din UE sunt securizate. Prin urmare, numai 7,000 din milioanele de tiristi vor petrece o noapte mai la adapost de atacuri la propria persoana si furt de cargo.
Comisia Europeana a infiintat urgent un group de lucru. ETF face parte din acesta! Vom face totul ca vocea soferilor de tir sa se faca auzita la nivel inalt.
Descarca studiul (numai in engleza) ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/2019-study-on-safe-and-secure-parking-places-for-tru...
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