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 July 13, 2020
For the past few months, Aviapartner has been ignoring calls by EWC representatives and trade unions in different countries to engage in dialogue. The ETF urges Aviapartner to stop with this harmful behaviour immediately.
News July 8, 2020
Responding to their Trio Programme, ETF addressed a letter to transport ministers of Germany, Slovenia, and Portugal, urging them to use their presidencies to steer European transport to a fair future.
News June 29, 2020
In a recent interview, Wizz Air CEO József Varadi reflected on some of the company’s business practices and boasted of its anti-union activities. ETF responds.