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.
Statement July 31, 2020
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.
Statement July 27, 2020
The European Transport Workers’ Federation condemns EasyJet’s despicable attacks on workers’ rights and questions the carriers’ attitude towards safety.
News July 15, 2020
On World Youth Skills Day 2020, the ETF highlights the need for quality training, skills, room for professional development to attract young workers to the transport sector, but above all emphasises the need for decent working conditions!