Aviation workers’ voices will be listened to, at the ETF Conference ‘Redefining the future of aviation’

9 Sep 2022

Aviation workers across Europe will speak up at the ETF Aviation Conference ‘Redefining the future of aviation,’ taking place in Brussels (Belgium) on the 14th of September 2022

Summer might be over, but the industry is still far away from the needed solutions to make the sector properly move forward both in the interest of workers and business.

 Thus, on the 14th of September 2002, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) will gather in Brussels (at the International Auditorium) with over 150 aviation workers from across Europe and top-level trade union leaders, specialists and economists from the industry.

With the Redefining the future of aviation’ Conference, we aim to find out directly both from people working within the industry and specialists what is the best way for the sector to move forward after being harshly hit by the 2022 summer crisis and while still trying to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of the ETF Aviation Conference, ETF General Secretary Livia Spera stated:

 ‘This summer has clearly taught us that aviation workers don’t want to work for an industry that cannot be bothered to provide decent jobs. The industry needs to change the way it works fundamentally. The time has come for the aviation workers’ voices to be heard. Policymakers must understand that unless the industry puts workers at its centre, aviation will never recover. Only together we can redefine the future of aviation and transform the industry in a way that benefits the people working within the industry, the citizens, and the business. ‘

 A detailed agenda of the ETF Aviation Conference is available here.

For media requests, please get in touch with Dana Berinde, ETF Communication Officer for aviation: d.berinde@etf-europa.org.