|Workers' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)||European Barge Union (EBU)|
|European Skippers' Organisation (ESO)|
Social dialogue in this sector covers inland waterway transport.
The activities covered are those most closely defined by the following NACE (Rev. 2) codes:
Facts & figures
EU-wide, the sector directly employs some 40 000 people, including owner-operators, part-time and temporary workers, staff engaged in passenger transport. About 65% of them work in the Rhine corridor.
Inland waterways are important role for goods transport in Europe. More than 41 500 km of waterways connect hundreds of cities and industrial regions. 20 out of the 28 EU countries have inland waterways, while 12 have interconnected waterway networks.
Inland waterways & the environment
Inland waterways provide an environment-friendly way to transport goodsd – a key aspect of sustainable mobility. They should be used more to relieve heavily congested transport corridors. Measures to boost waterway transport are an integral part of the EU NAIADES action programme.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.