FTTUB present its trade union organization to the new management of Plovdiv Airport

On April 7, 2015 a team of the Federation of Transport Trade Unions in Bulgaria (FTTUB) visited the headquarters of Plovdiv Airport to formally present to the management of the company the newly created “Trade union of the security personnel” (TUSP).

The meeting, which lasted nearly two hours, was attended by Ekaterina Yordanova, President of FTTUB, Vladimir Shtarbanov, CEO of Plovdiv Airport, the leadership of the newly established trade union organization, headed by its chairman Nikolai Bozev and expert team of FTTUB. Прочети още

FTTUB: We will not tolerate the harassment of our union leaders

On Easter eve, the Executive Director of BDZ Holding (Bulgarian railways) Vladimir Vladimirov, unilaterally and without advance notice terminated the contract of the leader of our organization at the holding – Plamena Zhelyazkova. For the past five years, Plamena has been leading the organization of railway workers at BDZ Holding within the Railway Sectoral Trade Union (RSTU), Прочети още

Austrian visit in Sofia

After the visit of CITUB and FTTUB reps in Austria last December(see here), on 26th and 27th January the visit was returned. Our guests have also been trained within the international project for decent work. Doris Bauer is employed in a governmental organization leading social projects and Harald Obenhaus is a TU activist working in a company for new generation automotive and railway parts.
In the morning of 27.01., the guests visited the headquarters of FTTUB. They have been acquainted with the activities of the Federation on various projects. Ms. Serkedjieva, Director of VTC, presented the FTTUB trainings – both professional and trade union ones. Important trade union issues were discussed, including how to work on through trainings and projects at national and international level.
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European social partner project “Social Dialogue in the Railway Sector in Western Balkan Countries”

The European social partners of the railway sector, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) initiated this project to support the social dialogue in the member states and candidate countries in the Western Balkan region. This project reinforced the impact and visibility of European social dialogue outcomes in the railway sector in the Western Balkan countries. The measures strengthened the capacity of social partners of the target countries Прочети още

Austria shares its example of decent work

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From 15 to 17.12.2014g. Mila Nikolova – FTTUB expert and Martin Ivanov from the CITUB visited Austria as last phase of a Confederation’s training in decent work, part of a joint international project. There, in the rich and full of meetings program, they met trainers and participants in the same training; visited labor unions, public structures, infrastructure projects and sites related to transport, in response to the interest shown by FTTUB.
During the first day the guests were given a brief presentation of the structure and way of conducting social dialogue, in which Austria differs from the other European countries. Прочети още

Joint statement of the European social partners in Ports

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On 12 December 2014, at Sectorial Social Dialogue Committee for Ports regular meeting, the European social partners adopted their first joint statement. It aims to give a clear political signal that employers and trade unions from the 4 representative sector organizations – Fiport, ESPO, ETF and IDC, are willing to work together. The overall objective is “the improvement of working and living conditions for the people employed in the sector as well the competitiveness and productivity within EU ports”. Прочети още

Employment of women and young people in the focus of social dialogue

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On 27th October 2014 a panel discussion was held on “The European face of Sofia: quality jobs for quality services in the public transport sector”, as part of a Youth forum 21st century Association project, funded by Sofia Municipality – “Youth partnership for European quality of public transport sector in the capital city”. Among the participants in the forum were Прочети още

Memorandum for cooperation in public transport

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On 7th October, the World Day for Decent Work, and as part of the ITF Action Week activities in support of road transport, by an initiative of FTTUB at the offices of Sofia Municipality a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between FTTUB, as a member of ITF, and Sofia Municipality and the two municipal transport companies ‘Urban Mobility Centre’ and ‘Electrotransport’, as members of the International Association for Public Transport (UITP). Прочети още

ETF with a clear stand on the future of European aviation

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 9.48.07 AMAfter an intensive week of meetings and discussions, the Cabin Crew Committee of the ETF’s Civil Aviation Section announced its position on some vital issues related to the current and future state of European aviation.
There have been a number of proposals looking at the future of the Basic Regulation (216/2008) and EASA’s (European Aviation Safety Agency) remit. Shortly after the proposal for an amendment to this Regulation in the field of aerodromes, air traffic management and air navigation services (2013/0187 – COD), the European Commission and EASA launched two parallel consultations on the potential of further amendments to this Regulation.
The European Transport Worker’s Federation (ETF) is of the opinion that these consultations should not be used to withdraw the EASA part of the SES2+ initiative when the main issues with SES2+ (externalisation, application of market principles and forced structural separation between air navigation service providers and national authorities) remain untouched. Прочети още

Upcoming projects in urban transport

On 25th September 2014 the Urban transport working group within ETF Road transport Social Dialogue committee met in Brussels. FTTUB was represented by its Executive Secretary Daniela Zlatkova. Given the expectation for the European Commission to approve an independent social dialogue committee for Urban transport, special attention was paid to the work program of the Committee for the period 2015-2019. A number of proposals for joint projects were discussed. After a long and heated debate  Прочети още