It was only at the Congress in Prague in 2003 that it was decided to create a new ad-hoc committee in the EMF for the lift sector. The motivation for this decision was based on some specific elements.
The European lift sector is a special one since it is relatively small as sectors go, largely dominated by four major companies (Kone, Otis, Schindler and ThyssenKrupp) whilst including hundreds of small and medium-sized companies. Developments in the four big companies have a real influence on the work and production of the small and medium-sized companies and vice-versa.
For more information, contact Mina Vukojicic, Policy Adviser.
The EMF & ETUI publication 'A trade union look at the Lift Sector' is now available in both English and French.
The publication includes three sections:
- The challenges facing European workers in the Lifts Sector
- Overview of EMF/ETUI cooperation for safety in lifts
- Position paper on Single Person working in lift construction