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.

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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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The UK National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is running a national maritime campaign called SOS2020, providing a significant contribution to the ETF Fair Transport and Fair Shipping Campaigns. The SOS2020 campaign is fighting against social dumping in UK shipping. Many UK seafarers, especially ratings, are facing more and more unfair competition which […]

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Trade unionists in France are organising actions in support of the ETF’s Fair Shipping Campaign. This campaign, as part of Fair Transport Europe, strives for the creation of a European maritime space without social dumping and decent terms and conditions for all crew. At the moment, working conditions for crew are determined by the country […]

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Cette lutte, c’est une lutte légitime! This struggle is a just struggle! With those words, ETF Rail President, Giorgio Tuti brought the solidarity of European trade unions to French railway workers protesting on 22 March – just days before the launch of rolling strike action against President Macron’s liberalising reforms and unjust changes in working conditions. […]

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A meeting in Bad Goisern, Austria, saw unions from four countries discuss how to incorporate the Fair Transport Campaign into their work on railways. Meeting on 26-28 February 2018, the Steering Committee for Cross-Border Cooperation drew workers representatives from the unions OSZ (Czech Republic), SSSLO (Slovenia), EVG (Germany) and ÖGB (Austria). Due to the increasing […]

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DHL Express Turkey is refusing to recognise union Tümtis, ignoring basic workers’ rights nad the Turkish courts. DHL staff in Turkey have now been on strike for 300+ days, while the company intimidates and sacks union members. Yesterday a global action day demanded that DHL get to the negotiating table, and now YOU can join the fight by sending a message to DHL Express management:

JOIN THE FIGHT: https://bit.ly/2sUA9xM

DHL workers must have the same rights in every country! German parent company Deutsche Post-DHL has a global agreement with the International Transport Workers Federation, but DHL in Turkey is appealing and delaying. Let’s stand in solidarity against #DHLDoubleStandards!

Read more about the action day: www.dhlblog.org

DHL Express Turkey is refusing to recognise union Tümtis, ignoring basic workers’ rights nad the Turkish courts. DHL staff in Turkey have now been on strike for 300+ days, while the company intimidates and sacks union members. Yesterday a global action day demanded that DHL get to the negotiating table, and now YOU can join the fight by sending a message to DHL Express management:

JOIN THE FIGHT: bit.ly/2sUA9xM

DHL workers must have the same rights in every country! German parent company Deutsche Post-DHL has a global agreement with the International Transport Workers' Federation, but DHL in Turkey is appealing and delaying. Let’s stand in solidarity against #DHLDoubleStandards!

Read more about the action day: www.dhlblog.org
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It’s all going the same way Geoff. No real rights anymore.

Today brought progress for fair pay in Europe, as MEPs approved the Posted Workers Directive. This guarantees workers the same pay for the same work in the same place...a big defeat for exploitation and social dumping!

But road transport is still excluded. Thats why the European Transport Workers Federation brought 500 drivers to a protest in Strasbourg today, demanding a Mobility Package that respects #FairTransport.

They met in front of the European Parliament to say NO to unfair pay and dangerous changes in driving and rest time. And they said it LOUD, with 20 MEPs joining. Next stop: a crunch vote in the Transport Committee of the European Parliament on 4 June.

Today brought progress for fair pay in Europe, as MEPs approved the Posted Workers Directive. This guarantees workers the same pay for the same work in the same place...a big defeat for exploitation and social dumping!

But road transport is still excluded. That's why the European Transport Workers' Federation brought 500 drivers to a protest in Strasbourg today, demanding a Mobility Package that respects #FairTransport.

They met in front of the European Parliament to say NO to unfair pay and dangerous changes in driving and rest time. And they said it LOUD, with 20 MEPs joining. Next stop: a crunch vote in the Transport Committee of the European Parliament on 4 June.
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This is something that has no logic to me. This directive it is from 1996. The parliament aproving it again actually it is a confirmation of the fact that this law it wasn't respected. What has changed? We just go ahead and in about another 22 years we confirm it again because again the law wasn't respected? What is the point of having laws and just claim that the workers have rights while nobody respects their rights? What is the point of having laws if everyone can choose to respect them or not? We can do that even without laws. And the last question: what is the point of having governments, parliament and all the other institutions if the laws have no use?

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