Fair Transport for Europe!

European transport workers are standing up to demand quality jobs for transport workers, and a safe, reliable service. Coordinated actions by unions across Europe will show the strength of our movement against exploitation and unfair competition. That’s the Fair Transport Europe campaign.

Take a look at our actions and stories, and make sure to follow our Facebook page for all the latest news!

Fair Transport Europe is a campaign of the European Transport Workers’ Federation, which represents over 5 million transport workers across the continent.

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Brotherhood at Hamburg harbour

March 26, 2019 - 17:35

On Monday morning the Yrkestrafikkforbundet (YTF) truck arrived at the impressive Hamburg port, Europe’s third largest, and the YTF delegation was received by unionists from  Ver.di , Germany’s second largest trade union representing more than two million members.. When ships arrive, they are visited by ITF inspectors, who make sure that salaries and working conditions are in […]

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YOUTH JOURNEY: DAY 4

March 26, 2019 - 16:51

Our Youth Journey is slowly coming to an end! Our young workers are on their way to Brussels for the massive Fair Transport demonstration tomorrow! The youth crew from Nautilus International spent the night in Rotterdam and then met some rail staff before boarding the train for the final leg of their journey.

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YOUTH JOURNEY: DAY 3

March 26, 2019 - 10:46

On the third day of the Youth Journey, all of our groups met many interesting colleagues along the way! Our young activists from Nautilus International arrived in Rotterdam, where they had a chance to chat about common challenges and learned about the Netherlands’ extensive system of canals and inland waterways. Meanwhile our Eastern group arrived in Berlin, where […]

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YOUTH JOURNEY: DAY 2

March 24, 2019 - 20:52

Our Eastern group gains some new members, attends a conference in Gdynia, learns about the challenges for dockers and appears on Polish TV. Meanwhile a second group gathers support from Fair Transport from young workers in London, before setting off for the overnight ferry to Rotterdam.

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Flying the flag for Fair Tugging

March 24, 2019 - 16:27

Tugs are the small but mighty boats that guide larger ships into port. Global tug operators and aggressive competition are pushing down workers’ terms and conditions. So now we’ve started a campaign for Fair Tugging. We demand a level playing field for tug workers in Europe! ETF affiliates across the continent are joining the campaign with tugs […]

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🎉 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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🎉Our young workers are on their way to Brussels for the massive #FairTransport demonstration tomorrow! The youth crew from Nautilus International spent the night in Rotterdam and then met some rail staff before boarding the train for the final leg of their journey.

OUR YOUTH JOURNEY...

👦👧💓 It's #FairTransport week and young workers are on board!

ETF Youth will be on a #YouthJourney across Europe before joining the massive demo in Brussels on 27 March. These young activists will be our video reporters for the week, speaking to the transport workers they meet to ask them about the daily reality of social dumping and exploitation in transport.

We can't wait to hear their stories about the people they meet and the experiences they have in many countries and kinds of transport.

🎥🎞️ Stay tuned for more video diaries! 🎬📽️
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Fair Transport Europe

📹 This is happening RIGHT NOW in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg!

✊🏻 Transport workers and unions from every corner of Europe stand together with MEPs to demand #FairTransport!

🙋‍♀🙋‍♂We will never stop our fight against exploitation and social dumping. Together we can create decent work!

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🙋🏼‍♀🙋🏽‍♂ On the third day of the #FairTransport youth trip our young workers took the train form Gdansk to Berlin where they met with union reps from EVG and Gabriele Bischoff, former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Workers’ Group. They discussed what a fairer Europe for workers would look like and how we can get young people involved in unions.

The message our young workers are sending to the employers and policy-makers all over Europe is clear: “We need stable employment, reliable contracts and safe working conditions at the work place”, as Artem from the Seafarers Union of Russia sums it up.

ABOUT OUR YOUTH JOURNEY...

👦👧💓 It's #FairTransport week and young workers are on board!

ETF Youth will be on a #YouthJourney across Europe before joining the massive demo in Brussels on 27 March. These young activists will be our video reporters for the week, speaking to the transport workers they meet to ask them about the daily reality of social dumping and exploitation in transport.

We can't wait to hear their stories about the people they meet and the experiences they have in many countries and kinds of transport.
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