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The ETF Civil Aviation Section's activities focus on ensuring an inclusive and socially oriented approach to European legislation with the aim of avoiding a downward spiral in employment, job security, safety, social welfare and salary cuts in the aviation industry. Recently the Section has focused on dealing with some specific strategic issues, as well as with its routine work of representing workers in the different aviation professions. These have included the Open Aviation Area (US/EU Aviation negotiations), and the "Third Package" of liberalisation, launched by the European Commission in 2003.
23 Mar 2017
ETF Solidarity message following the terrorist attack in London
On behalf of more than 3.5 million transport workers from 41 European countries and over 230 trade unions,please accept our expression of solidarity with the British population, the British ETF affiliates, the ITF staff and all those directly and...
23 Feb 2017
Best practice guide on involving young people in trade unions
A joint ETUFs project funded by the European Commission has delivered a compendium of best practices from all over Europe on how to integrate young people into trade unions. The experiences were collected through questionnaires and interviews...
21 Mar 2017
Reality check: What's behind the flight delays
Members of the press are cordially invited to attend the joint press conference of the European Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) where a study will be presented in...
03 Mar 2017
ETF outlines framework for EASA basic regulation
Today the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), gathering over 270,000 workers across the whole aviation industry, presented its 10 key priorities for the revision of the “Basic Regulation" which sets the framework and competences of the...