Report: ETF Women’s Conference 2017


RMT’s delegation to the European Transport workers’ Federation Women’s Conference comprised Mary Jane Herbison, Michelle Rodgers, Lorna Tooley and Janine Booth. The conference was, unfortunately, squeezed into a short time on a single day. It still managed to do its … Read more

ETF Women’s Conference

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The culmination of four years’ work on the ETF Women’s Committee, and the launch of the next four years. An assembly of women transport trade unionists from across Europe, meeting in Barcelona.

ETF Women’s Committee meeting

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Brussels.  Amongst other things, we will be looking at the results of our Violence Against Women Transport Workers survey, and preparing for our four-yearly conference in Barcelona in 2017.

European Commission: Getting More Women to Work in Transport?


Jean-Louis Colson (on the right of the photo) from DG-MOVE – the European Commission’s Directorate General on transport – outlined the Commission’s work on women and transport, and the consultation it is currently running. For the Commission, the main ‘challenge’ is … Read more

ETF Women’s Committee reports, campaigns and plans

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COUNTRY REPORTS France – Women trade unionists have been concentrating on increasing women’s involvement in the unions, and on campaigning against violence against women. At Gare du Nord railway station, African women cleaners are often sexually assaulted by male bosses. … Read more

Bulgarian Women Transport Workers Organise


Daniela Zlatova of Bulgarian transport trade union FTTUB gave an impressive account of the union’s efforts and achievements in involving women. FTTUB : has 10,500 members includes 86 trade union bodies in transport and telecoms has 9 women out of … Read more

RMT Women’s Conference

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Janine will be reporting on the work of the ETF Women’s Committee at RMT Women’s Conference in Scarborough.

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The twice-yearly meeting of the European Transport Women’s Committee, this time in Berlin. Janine will be attending and pushing forward campaigns on issues including violence against women transport workers.

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Meeting in Brussels, the European Transport Workers’ Federation Women’s Committee will share information and reports from women trade unionists across Europe’s countries and transport sectors, and agree on a publicity campaign to tackle violence against women transport workers – it’s not … Read more