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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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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YOUTH JOURNEY: DAY 1

March 23, 2019 - 16:20

As part of our action week for Fair Transport in Europe, the high point of our campaign against social dumping and exploitation, the ETF Youth Committee is organising a series of Youth Journeys. Young activists will be travelling towards Brussels for the massive demo on 27 March, acting as video reporters on the way. They […]

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Social dumping is ever present in Europe’s transport sector: unfair competition, exploitation, a race to the bottom. But what are the consequences in workers’ everyday lives? A new book by two leading campaigners against social dumping lifts the lid on the story. It is a sad tale, but also one that inspires us to more […]

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Big Victory at Wizz Air

March 13, 2019 - 10:14

Last week, the trade union fight against the discrimination of workers based on their trade union membership and activity payed off, when the Supreme Court of Romania ruled this to be discrimination and punishable. Wizz Air has to pay a fine and has to communicate the decision of the Council for Combating Discrimination of 2015 […]

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On the second day of our #FairTransport Youth Journey, a team of young activists from Nautilus International rally support for Fair Transport at a conference in London, before heading off to catch the ferry to Rotterdam.

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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On the second day of our #FairTransport Youth Journey, our activists join a seafarers and dockers conference in Gdynia, Poland. They learn what challenges local transport workers are facing and even appear on Polish television!

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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12 hours ago

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👷‍♀️⛴👷‍♂️ Seafarers and dockers often stand together in their struggles for better working conditions. After all, their two sectors are closely entwined, and neither could exist without the other.

🇵🇱Today in Gdynia, Poland, dockers and seafarers to met politicians to talk about #FairTransport. Member of Parliament Dorota Irvina Arciszewska-Mielewczyk and Paweł Krężel from the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways joined the panel discussion.

The event covered the #LashingIsDockersWork campaign, health and safety concerns, workers’ need for training, and cases of union busting by maritime and port employers in Poland.

A group from ETF Youth were also present, speaking to the local press and gathering material for their #YouthJourney video diaries.

Read more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2UTQ1NZ

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ETF Seafarers
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👷‍♀️⛴👷‍♂️ Seafarers and dockers often stand together in their struggles for better working conditions. After all, their two sectors are closely entwined, and neither could exist without the other.

🇵🇱Today in Gdynia, Poland, dockers and seafarers to met politicians to talk about #FairTransport. Member of Parliament Dorota Irvina Arciszewska-Mielewczyk and Paweł Krężel from the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways joined the panel discussion.

The event covered the #LashingIsDockersWork campaign, health and safety concerns, workers’ need for training, and cases of union busting by maritime and port employers in Poland.

A group from ETF Youth were also present, speaking to the local press and gathering material for their #YouthJourney video diaries.

Read more ➡️ bit.ly/2UTQ1NZ

ETF Dockers' Section
ETF Seafarers
ITF Dockers
OZZOiM Polish Seafarers' Union
Krajowa Sekcja Morska Marynarzy i Rybaków NSZZ Solidarność
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17 hours ago

Fair Transport Europe

🇬🇧😍 The Brits are with us! The Trades Union Congress (TUC) Young Workers' Conference has just approved a motion from Nautilus International, supporting the #FairTransport campagn!

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and TSSA - Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association also spoke in favour: a great display of unity from UK unions in the fight for decent work! ✊

We'll be seeing all three unions at the demo in Brussels on 27 March!

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On the first day of our #FairTransport Youth Journey, three young activists use four modes of transport to meet up in Poland. There they learn about a Fair Transport rally happening in Gdansk tomorrow!

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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