Issues March 18, 2020
Worker's Story March 30, 2020
Press Release June 3, 2020
ETF has decided to stop all activities related to DG MOVE in the air traffic management field for the next three months, after receiving several reports of employers being pushed by DG MOVE to lower ANSPs’ labour costs.
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.
News October 20, 2020
A message by Eoin Coates, ETF Head of Aviation, on the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller
Worker's Story October 19, 2020
A story of a former Wizz Air pilot, dismissed by the company earlier this year. He describes a working environment marked by overwork and anti-union tendencies.
News October 7, 2020
In honour of World Day for Decent Work, the ETF has released its very first episode of ETF Talks: Conversations that Put Social First! This very first segment, Trade Unions Build Back Better!, focuses on the effects of COVID-19, the vital role of trade unions, the road to recovery, and what the future of transport could look like and what it will look like if workers are not an integral part of it all.