The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies and the European Transport Workers’ Federation have signed the Women in Rail agreement, which will promote employment of women in the railway industry.
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European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)
Following seven rounds of negotiations, CER and ETF have reached a provisional agreement for the promotion of the employment of women in the European rail sector.
With figures outlining that women account for only 21 per cent of the railway workforce, CER and ETF have resumed negotiations for a binding agreement aimed at promoting women's employment in the European rail sector.
ETF argues that transport policies have never been able to succeed in achieving climate goals because they continuously put transport workers and their working conditions to the side.
From the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), Libor Lochman (Executive Director) and Ester Caldana (Senior Policy Adviser for Social and Public Affairs) explain that promoting the rail sector’s credentials will help to overcome recruitment challenges and make the industry appealing to new generations.
16 October 2019 | By
With women accounting for under 20 per cent of the railway workforce, CER and ETF are starting negotiations to promote female employment.