Aviation workers’ needs must be the starting point in redefining the future of aviation

8 Aug 2022

Time and Place:

ETF Conference: Redefining the Future of Aviation 
11:00 – 16:00 CEST
Please ask your union how you can join                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The current aviation crisis could be the worst the sector has faced so far.

Not so long ago, working in aviation was a dream job. A dream that turned into a nightmare.

And summer of 2022 made working in aviation almost impossible, with high working hours, lack of respect shown towards staff, decreased pay, no staff and lack of safety at the workplace. This all makes it clear that aviation is currently facing a massive shortage of decent jobs.

Until work really pays, airports and airlines can only offer jobs no one wants.

Redefining the future of aviation for our members’ needs is our main goal for the autumn.

On the 14th of September, we will gather in Brussels all aviation workers from across Europe to learn directly from them what is the best way for the sector to move forward after this summer and ensure that work in aviation pays. Next to them, high-level speakers, economists, and other specialists from the industry will present facts, figures and a vision of the current crisis in aviation.

If you want to speak up about the main challenges you are facing as an aviation worker, please ask your union how you can join the 14th September ETF Aviation Conference – Redefining the future of aviation.

This summer has clearly taught us that aviation workers simply don’t want to work for an industry that cannot be bothered to provide them with decent jobs.

It is also clear there is an urgent need to change how the whole industry works fundamentally and to implement those changes that will transform the sector in a way that benefits both the people working within the industry. Only decent jobs in aviation will make the industry thrive again, which is implicitly good for business.

The time has come to make sure the aviation workers’ voice is heard when the industry gets together with policymakers to redefine the future of aviation. Otherwise, we risk the giants of the industry using their influence to turn future regulation in their favour at the cost of workers.