An open letter to passengers
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) wish you a relaxing and interesting cruise. We are sure that the entire crew will do everything for your comfort and well-being ensuring that your cruise becomes an unforgettable experience. Прочети още
On 4 April in Amsterdam started the action week of the river cruise transport in Europe. It is organized by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its regional division – European Transport Federation (ETF). The two trade union structures are joining forces through their project “River cruise” aiming to protect workers in this sector and their working and living conditions. The specifics of work in inland navigation puts an equal sign between those two terms, as these employees practically live in their spare time on board – sometimes for months. Прочети още
Goal: To adopt legislative and non-legislative measures at European level meant to solve in a fair way the existing problems, create a level playing field in the sector and better quality of the transport services.
Methodology: Implementation of clearer rules and unified requirements, enhanced control measures and actions at European level against unfair competition in every field – social dumping, informal economy, bad business practices, letter box companies, “race” instead of integration of the different modes of transport.
Participants: The civil society in the EU; 7 member states, including Bulgaria, are the initiators, but the subscription is carried out in all countries. For more information about citizens’ initiatives aiming changes through direct democracy see the website of the European Commission. The specific proposals by sectors of the European Transport workers’ Federation may be found in a series of articles on this site.
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On March 8, the FTTUB President Ekaterina Yordanova attended the Women’s Conference of the French confederation FGTE. She returned the visit from the FTTUB last year’s National Women’s Conference to Valerie Latron, international representative of the French Transport workers’ Federation FGTE. Прочети още
On March 8, in the FTTUB premises, a meeting gathered representatives of the Women’s Committee from Sofia trade unions. IWD was celebrated with an “ETF and ITF for women” presentation delivered by Daniela Zlatkova, member of the ETF WsC. On the eve of the ETF congress in 2017 and midterm period of the International Transport Federation, highlights from programs for women of both organizations have been recalled. The activities of FTTUB on the implementation of its program were also reviewed. Mila Nikolova, gender equality expert, presented the current agenda of themes and events in the field for 2016 at national, European and global level. In this context the participants discussed ideas for action within the FTTUB WsC. They will be proposed at the regular session of the FTTUB WsC next month.
On International Women’s Day, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls on men and women to break the glass walls that segregate the sexes in different occupations at work – and reach more gender equality in the labour market.
Women continue to be held back:
• not only by glass ceilings that stop them rising up the work hierarchy,
• but also by glass walls that segregate women into particular jobs and shut them out of others. Прочети още
International Women’s Day is recognised, celebrated and supported by thousands of organisations and millions of individuals across the world. For the ITF family it is about helping to secure rights for women, and raise their visibility and participation in the union movement and the transport industry. It’s an opportunity for unions all over the world – men and women – to stand together and shine a light on the issues facing women transport workers in every sector and to take actions and fight for justice and equality. Прочети още
On December 8, at the ETF premises in Brussels was held a meeting of national representatives in the collecting signatures campaign within ECI Fair transport Europe for social justice in transport. The meeting was attended by Eduardo Chagas, ETF General Secretary. The countries’ representatives reported activities and challenges. Best practices were identified in all seven steps of the campaign. The most important seems to be the clear message: for better transport services through quality employment – in all modes of transport and for all EU citizens in all members-states. Прочети още
November 25 has been declared by the United Nations the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On this day, governments, social partners and civil society around the world expressed clearly their will to fight this disgraceful but actually existing phenomenon. According to the European Fundamental Rights Agency, even in the European Union every third woman has experienced some form of gender based violence after the age of 15. A part of this violence happens in the workplace – both by colleagues and by third party. In the transport sector, aggression by passengers or other players in the road becomes a serious problem.
On this day FTTUB started a massive campaign against aggression in the workplace. The campaign continued efforts put last year to ask for a special convention of the International Labour Organisation under the initiative of the International Trade Union Confederation and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, whose member is FTTUB. Прочети още
Terrorist attacks in Paris shocked the world and the global trade union movement expressed its clear position on the issue.
At the same time we must not forget our brave leaders in the Arab world, which are some of the most devoted advocates of human rights in the region and as such often become a target for those who try to end democracy and democratic values.
One of these modern heroes is our sister Nermin Al-Sharif, leader of the Union of dockers and sailors in Libya. Прочети още