News of the „new“ port regulation

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On October 8th, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council within the Council of the European Union discussed the draft regulation on financial transparency and access to the market of port services. Designed to replace the previous Directive after a low-case loss and to contribute to more transparency, investments and quality in port services, it also raised a number of issues. Прочети още

For safer containers

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Today, October 9, is the day of the ITF Action week dedicated to the container safety. This particular attention is due to the seriousness of this problem which affects workers in ports, maritime, road and rail transport and poses threats to them, the public and the environment. Containers are the most common method for freight and much of road accidents are due to improper packaging, weighing and transport, including the transport of dangerous goods. Прочети още

European Rail workers protest the 4th Railway package

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On October 8th, the so-called ‘political pillar’ of the 4th Railway package was debated at the meeting of European Transport Ministers in Luxembourg. They had to discuss the Commission’s proposal for market opening of national rail passenger services, for submitting all rail passenger public services to competitive tendering and for further restrictions and splitting up integrated railway companies.
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) organised a protest action Прочети още

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

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

FTTUB starts the ITF Action Week on a powerful note

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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