Presentation on theme: "Sustainable Mobility Towards an ETUC position. Past ETUC positions focus on Sus Mob Week For participative, fair company mobility plans ETUC encourages."— Presentation transcript:
Past ETUC positions focus on Sus Mob Week For participative, fair company mobility plans ETUC encourages the drafting of company mobility plans, provided that they offer an opportunity for workers’ representatives to be consulted and to participate in the drafting of the plans. The point is that it is important for mobility problems to be raised democratically and the solutions envisaged no less democratically. Mobility plans must not be the exclusive preserve of the transport experts (’mobility managers’) Provision must be made for the participation of the workers’ representatives by the national laws instituting transport plans in companies. In addition, such laws need to be adopted by all the countries in the European Union. For public investments in sustainable transport ETUC is calling for substantial public investments to be ploughed into alternatives to car transport, in particular public transport. In a joint manifesto with the environmental and social NGOs, it has tabled proposals for a European initiative in favour of sustainable investment and in particular, sustainable transport. For innovative financing options ETUC considers it necessary to develop innovative methods in terms of financial incentives for sustainable employee mobility. It supports the campaign launched by all the Italian trade unions with the environmental and social NGOs in favour of the introduction of ‘public transport vouchers’.
Updating our position Last ETUC specific statement in 2007 – study on climate/energy & employment Major changes since: – Economic crisis – EU policy development – framework of SUMPs/White Paper 2011 Need to set 3 demands in current context: – Sustainable Mobility as a crisis exit strategy
Outline I.Why do/should trade unions care about sustainable mobility today? II.Trade Unions for a Just Transition! III.The ETUC key demands
I.Why should Trade Unions care about? Economic importance (cost of inaction) Environmental impact Public and occupational health impact At core of traditional TU concerns: – Employment (+/-) – Working conditions – Social dialogue – Public services – Social inequalities
II. Trade Unions for a Just Transition! JT means making environmental transition fair for workers JT’s five pillars: 1)Regulation 2)Investment & innovation 3)Education/training 4)Participation 5)Social protection
III. The ETUC key demands Central importance of social/territorial cohesion Sustainable mobility = Complex issue Need for a multi-dimensional approach Need for a multi-level strategy Draft table to be completed with your input…
Trade Unions for SM RegulationInnovation/ investment Education/ training ParticipationSocial protection EU level Better addressing social and industrial concerns: SEAPs SUMPs Sectoral liberalisation agenda Across DGs Monitoring & sharing info on: R&D Standardisation TEN-T Social dialogue on greening economy Sectoral skills/training initiatives Social dialogue on SM strategies (interprof/ sectoral) Alliance building Pressing for a framework on anticipation of change/ restructuring MS level Fair taxation incentives Labour law provisions (Telework, flexible working time arrangements) Support innovative public transport infrastructures National training programmes National bargaining Alliance building Improved working conditions for transport workers Regional/ Local Urban planning that better includes SM Develop regional approaches Build & engage in multistakeholder dialogue initiatives Regional jobs observatories Company Rights for workers to negotiate/consult on mobility plans Awareness raising E-learning modules Worker engagement in mobility plans Improved I&C
Green Workplaces: Workers for Sustainable Mobility 7 May 2013: day conference Build on 3 themes: – Rights for workers on sustainable mobility – Investment in mobility policies as a driver of economic recovery – Just Transition in modal shift Action in next sustainable mobility week?