International organizations

European Transport Workers' Federation

►  The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is a new pan-European trade union organization which embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Central  and Eastern European countries.

The ETF has its headquarters in Brussels.

The ETF has affiliated unions which organize workers in railways, road transport and logistics, maritime transport, ports and docks, inland waterways, civil aviation, fisheries and tourism services.

The ETF represents more than 2.5 million transport workers from 231 transport unions and 41 European countries, in the following sectors: railways, road transport and logistics, maritime transport, inland waterways, civil aviation, ports & docks, tourism and fisheries.

Working within an overall framework of global solidarity, the ETF will operate both as the European region of the ITF and as the transport federation of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Its principal activity is to represent and defend the interests of transport workers throughout Europe. It formulates and coordinates trade union transport and social policy, organizes concerted industrial activities, engages in education and training and conducts innovative research on a variety of subjects from workers’ health and safety to employment impact studies.

The ETF is the recognized Social Partner in the European Social Dialogue and will represent the interests of transport workers across Europe vis-à-vis the European Commission and the Council of Ministers.