|Employees' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|European Transport Workers' Federation||European Barge Union|
|European Skippers' Organisation|
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In the EU, inland waterway transport directly employs some 42,500 people, including owner-operators, part-time and temporary workers and staff occupied in passenger transport. About 65% of this population is active in the Rhine corridor.
Inland waterway transport plays an important role for the transport of goods in Europe. More than 37,000 km of waterways connect hundreds of cities and industrial regions. Some 20 out of 27 EU countries have inland waterways, and 12 have interconnected waterway networks.
Carriage of goods by inland waterways is environmentally friendly, and can make a significant contribution to sustainable mobility in Europe. Its great potential must be better used to relieve heavily congested transport corridors. The EU NAIADES action programme includes many measures to boost transportation on inland waterways.
The Committee is currently focus on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.
See also "European sectoral social dialogue – recent developments" (2010 brochure).