Standing together for rail freight

IMG_8349 1Today, October 8th, Holding BDZ EAD hosted a social partners’ meeting initiated by FTTUB. The goal was the signing of the so-called Mannheim declaration – a joint declaration of the European social partners to support the development of rail freight. By this act the management of the enterprise in the face of Mr. Krastev, CEO of the holding company, and Mr. Droumev, manager of the rail freight company from one side, and the President of FTTUB  Ek. Yordanova with the leaders of the other unions – party to the CLA from the other, joined the call for the European institutions to urgently develop a plan for justice and growth of rail freight in Europe and to increase the competitiveness of the sector after its long neglect. Прочети още

FTTUB starts the ITF Action Week on a powerful note


Оn 6th October FTTUB kicked off its ITF Action Week activities with a successful meeting at the Ministry of Transport, Information technologies and Communications. FTTUB’s delegation featured Ekaterina Yordanova, President FTTUB; Daniela Zlatkova, Executive Secretary FTTUB, Road transport and Railways expert; Antonia Panayotova, Civil aviation expert; Mila Nikolova, Water transport expert; Sasho Aleksov, chairman of BRU at NRIC and BSR, and Ivelina Kachakova, member of the Executive Board of ETF Civil Aviation section. Minister Nikolina Angelkova participated Прочети още

German guests in Sofia

On April 27 and 28 FTTUB hosted a group of young people from railway sector, members of the German trade union EVG. Their visit to Sofia is a part of a special project realization according to which within a month’s time they are supposed to visit different countries from Northern and Southern Europe and to have meetings with young representatives of the railway sector. The purpose of their visit is to exchange experience and ideas with their fellow colleagues from different trade unions.
Southern group – Carolyn (in charge of training and communications), Johannes (mechanic), Pascal (information desk at the station) and Florian (conductor) – were welcomed by the co-chair of the FTTUB’s Youth Committee Georgi Georgiev, Plamena Zhelyazkova – representative of the railways in the Executive Board of the FTTUB’s Youth Committee and other members, and all together discussed the guests’ programme at a friendly dinner. On April 28 at 9 a.m. the young people took part in the CITUB’s initiative for laying wreaths in commemoration of the International Day of the victims of industrial accidents (see more here). After that they had the opportunity to learn more about our city and its landmarks.
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ETF demonstrates against the 4th Railway Package

European railway workers gather in Strasbourg to call for quality railway services

On Tuesday the 25th of February, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) organises a demonstration in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The ETF calls the Members of the European Parliament not to ignore the voice of the railway workers when discussing and voting on the 4th Railway Package in the plenary.

Since the European Commission published its proposals of the 4th Railway Package, the ETF made clear that further liberalisation and fragmentation in the sector has to be rejected because it will undermine the accessibility, affordability and quality of railway passenger services.

The European railway workers stand together to defend the railways
The ETF will bring to Strasbourg railway workers from several countries. “We have already received confirmations of delegations from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom” said Sabine Trier, ETF Deputy General Secretary. She added: “despite national situations that can partially differ from country to country, the European railway workers are united in rejecting a package that disregards the social impact of introducing further liberalisation and fragmentation in the European railways. This is unacceptable.”
FTTUB fully supports the ETF’s position on the 4th Railway Package and is actively involved in all campaigns and initiatives related to the protection of the railways.
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FTTUB supported the railway workers from South Korea


Today 10.12.2013 the president of FTTUB Ekaterina Yordanova, together with the executive secretary of the union Daniela Zlatkova and the expert of CBA in the federation Georgi Georgiev visited the Embassy of South Korea in Sofia.
The purpose of the visit was the global campaign of the International Transport workers Federation (ITF) in support of the South Korean railway workers union (KRWU). Прочети още

Regional meeting of transport trade unions, Skopje

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In the period 30/11 – 01/12/2013 a regional meeting was held in Skopje between trade unions of the transport sector and telecommunications from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania and Slovenia. The meeting took place three months after the first one which was organized in Sofia where participants were representatives from FTTUB and SRSVM. On the meeting last week the President of FTTUB was awarded a plaque by Mikko Stojanovic, leader of SRSVM.
The Bulgarian side were present Ekaterina Yordanova, president of FTTUB and member of the Executive committee of ETF and ITF, Sasho Aleksov, chairman of Bulgarian railway trade union to FTTUB, Emilia Ivanova, chairman of the trade union organization of FTTUB in “Electrical transport”. Прочети още