ETF-ETUI Sustainable Transport Days is a series of seminars for ETF affiliates and their members on the topic of Future of Transport policies in Europe. Seminars will kick off with an event open to all on the EU mobility strategy and Fair Transport.
The ETF is committed to working with EASA, and our representatives play an important role in the various EASA advisory bodies. Our mission is to ensure that the rules and regulations are representative of our views protecting members’ safety and interests and to ensure these regulations are not driven by commercial interests.
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 10, 2021
Based on the crucial lessons learned during the pandemic, European social partners in Civil Aviation propose a 4-stage action plan that will ensure a strong recovery of the industry.
News May 7, 2021
In April, the ETF held a series of internal discussions on sustainable aviation, with guests ranging from employers’ groups to environmental NGOs. Some clear-cut themes emerged from the lively debate, building a foundation for the ETF’s future work on the topic.
Statement April 30, 2021
Ahead of Labour Day, the ETF addresses an open letter to European and national policy makers to remind them about the reality of transport workers and urge them to take action for fair transport: