Issues March 18, 2020
Worker's Story March 30, 2020
News May 8, 2020
In a new plan for European aviation, ETF Civil Aviation Section introduces short- and the long- term measures, covers all the different areas of civil aviation, and embraces social and environmental sustainability.
Civil aviation is a major driver of economic growth and jobs in Europe. However, large parts of the sector have lost their power as an engine able to generate direct employment.
In addition to this, the quality of jobs in aviation has deteriorated. The globalisation of air transport and its liberalisation in the early 1990s have led to a consolidation of the aviation industry without the establishment of a legal framework that protects workers’ rights. The European aviation industry must offer fair opportunities for workers while rogue competition under the pretext of cheaper fares should be forbidden. The ETF civil aviation section works to achieve common positions and develop common policies on European issues to improve the quality of the jobs and working conditions for aviation workers.
Press Release May 29, 2020
ETF and ECA call on the European Commission to reconsider one of the conditions attached to the approval of state aid for Lufthansa Group, as it would benefit some of the most notorious airlines that continue to lower working standards around Europe.
Statement May 29, 2020
A cabin crew union B.United has just been set up in the Prague base of Ryanair, representing the workers employed directly by Ryanair, as well as the agency workers. ETF welcomes them to the union family and invites all the parties to engage in meaningful social dialogue.
Publication May 25, 2020
Throughout the crisis, EASA has been publishing guidelines on the measures that need to be introduced in the new COVID-19 reality to protect workers. We’ve collected the key documents that are aimed at keeping the skies safe.