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This webpage should help you to find relevant European social legislation related to inland waterways, as well as policy documents of the different European institutions and bodies. Finally, ETF positions on these issues are included.
The ETF “inland waterways” section brings together trade union officers and representatives of national transport trade unions, affiliated to ETF defending the interests of workers in the sector (freight transport, passenger transport in particular hotel- and cruiseships).
The section defines the ETF positions regarding EU transport policy, including relevant legislation, exerts pressure on the EU institutions and is actor in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue. It has an observer status in the CCR-ZKR (Central Rhine Commission) and has applied for a similar status in the Danube Commission.
The section has elected the following persons:
29 Mar 2013
New ETF project to empower young transport workers takes off
Around 30 participants from 16 countries gathered from 12 to 14 March in Turin, Italy, for the Transunion youth workshop.
It was the first event of the EU-funded project entitled: “Transunion Youth – Training and empowerment of European young...
03 Dec 2012
NEW ETF/ITF Rivercruise Inspector appointed – Werner KIEPE
The ETF and the ITF welcome the appointment of Werner KIEPE (53) as the inland waterways and rivercruise inspector based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Werner is an official of ver.di, the German Union which represent under its banner transport workers...
04 Apr 2012
ETF strongly opposes proposal for Monti II Regulation
The European Commission (EC) recently presented a draft Regulation, the so-called Monti II Regulation, in a supposed attempt to remedy the negative effects on cross-border collective actions resulting from the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...
16 Feb 2012
Social Partners sign Working Time Agreement
ETF welcomes balanced agreement with high level of workers’ protection
Yesterday, Wednesday 15 February 2012, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its counterparts from the employers’ side signed a new European social partner...