The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is a pan-European trade union organisation which embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Central and Eastern European countries. The ETF was created at a founding congress in Brussels on 14-15 June 1999, but we have our roots in pan-European transport trade union organisations that stretch back 60 years.
Today, the ETF represents more than 5 million transport workers from more than 200 transport unions and 40 European countries. These workers are found in all parts of the transport industry, on land, sea and in the air. We cover workers in the following sectors:
We also have specific structures to represent women and young transport workers.