Agreements & resolutions 05 Nov 2021

European Social Partner Agreement on Women in Rail

On 5 November, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), representing railway sector employers, and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), representing railway workers, officially signed the Women in Rail autonomous agreement aimed at promoting employment of women in the sector. This agreement aims to attract more women to the rail sector, give women more protection and guarantee equal treatment in the workplace thanks to measures agreed under the headlines of general gender equality policy, which cover areas such as, targets, how to attract more women to the sector, reconciliating work and private life, promotion and career development, equal pay, health and safety and work environment and prevention of sexual harassment and sexism. Download the full text of the agreement below.