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Walstroom Walstroom

Aanmaakdatum: 16/04/2010
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Vooraankondiging Barge-to-Business Vooraankondiging Barge-to-Business

Aanmaakdatum: 11/08/2010
Bestandsgrootte: 146.6 kB

STATEMENT-14-2582_EN STATEMENT-14-2582_EN

Aanmaakdatum: 17/12/2014
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European Commission - Statement

Commissioner Thyssen welcomes Council's agreement on proposals to better protect seafarers and inland waterway workers

Brussels, 11 December 2014
"I welcome the agreements reached today by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on two important Commission's proposals, aiming respectively at improving the protection of seafarers and of workers in inland waterway transports.
Ministers have reached an informal agreement on the proposal to give seafarers the same rights as onshore workers, in particular with regards to the fundamental right of information and consultation. This will not only improve their living and working conditions, it will also level the playing field in Europe's maritime sector. All shipping and fisheries companies in the EU Member States would have the same obligations.
An informal agreement has also been reached on the proposal to establish common minimum rules on working time to protect the health and safety of crews and shipboard personnel in the commercial inland waterway transport sector. This proposal implements the agreement reached by representatives of employers and employees in this sector at EU level. This is the first proposal implementing an EU social partner agreement since 2010 and an excellent example of the Commission's commitment to social dialogue. The proposal is an important contribution to the inland waterway sector which faces huge challenges ahead to secure a larger market share in a fully integrated transport chain.
The Commission will continue to work with the Council and the European Parliament to achieve and adoption as soon as possible."
STATEMENT/14/2582

Standpunten politieke partijen Standpunten politieke partijen

Aanmaakdatum: 13/04/2010
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Staatscourant Nr.910 Staatscourant Nr.910

Aanmaakdatum: 03/02/2010
Bestandsgrootte: 234.79 kB

REGINA rapport REGINA rapport

Aanmaakdatum: 19/03/2010
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Rapport Eindmonitor VoortVarend Besparen Rapport Eindmonitor VoortVarend Besparen

Aanmaakdatum: 31/05/2011
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Rapport binnenvaartambassadeur Rapport binnenvaartambassadeur

Aanmaakdatum: 05/11/2010
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Press Release - Working time_11-12-2014 Press Release - Working time_11-12-2014

Aanmaakdatum: 17/12/2014
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Press Release

European Social Partners welcome the Inland Waterway Transport Council Directive on working time

11 December 2014
The European Barge Union (EBU), the European Skippers Organisation (ESO) and the EuropeanTransport Workers’ Federation (ETF) express their satisfaction on the adoption of the Commission’s proposal for a Council Directive implementing the European Social Partners’ Agreement (SPA). That agreement has been concluded on 15 February 2012 and arranges certain aspects of the organisation of working time in Inland Waterway Transport (IWT). 
Today, the Employment and Social Affairs Council adopted the Commission’s proposal, thereby taking a significant step towards realising harmonised working and living conditions in this international transport sector.
Nick Bramley, ETF President of the IWT Section, comments: “This is a tailor-made SPA
answering to the needs of all sides of the industry. Freight, tourism, annual and seasonal work. It is the result of intense negotiations and demonstrates the importance of European Social Dialogue in providing the necessary social conditions for a sector working in a complex reality, such as: a vessel owned by a German company, registered in Malta, crewed with contracts from a Swiss company under the laws of Cyprus, sailing in Belgium and the Netherlands.” “The adoption of the SPA brings legal certainty and introduces a specifically adjusted framework to meet the needs of the sector. It will contribute significantly to the attractiveness of the work on more than 14,000 vessels in European IWT.” states Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General EBU.
“Fair play and a level playing field are the core demands of the sector, and these can only be
achieved through European legislation,” says Christiaan Van Lancker, President ESO.
The IWT Social Partners want to express their thanks to all who contributed to this success, especially to the European Parliament which expressed its unanimous opinion in favour of transposing the agreement into a Council Directive on 23 October 2014.
 
For more information, please contact:
  • Myriam Chaffart, ETF Political Secretary, E: m.chaffart@etf-europe.org; M: +32 475 34 36 51.
  • Theresia Hacksteiner, E: hacksteiner@ebu-uenf.org; M: + 31 10 7989880.
  • Christiaan Van Lancker, ESO President, E: c.van.lancker@hnr-bve.be.

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