A coalition of stakeholders from aviation, transport, and tourism industries addressed a letter to Ursula von der Leyen today, expressing support of the Commission’s proposed EU coordination framework for travel restrictions.
Taking the floor at a panel discussion at ETUC’s annual European Works Council conference, Livia Spera, General Secretary of European Transport Workers’ Federation denounced the many transport companies taking advantage of the crisis to lower working terms and conditions and disrespecting social dialogue and consultation rights at all levels.
Wizz Air has been waging an anti-union campaign for months now in the Kyiv base. Three of the workers that were recently dismissed speak about their experiences with the company.
WizzAir seems to be using the COVID-19 pandemic to attack workers’ rights and prevent unionising. ETF and ITF call upon Wizz Air to reinstate the recently dismissed trade-unionists, recognise the union, and enter into dialogue with workers’ representatives.
Learning of Icelandair’s intention to lay off all of its cabin crew and replace them with pilots which was put to a stop by a last-minute agreement between Icelandair and trade union, Icelandic Cabin Crew Association, ETF CAS issued a statement in solidarity with the cabin crew and their union.
The European Transport Workers’ Federation condemns EasyJet’s despicable attacks on workers’ rights and questions the carriers’ attitude towards safety.