Joint ETF-ECA Statement on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Time for AVIATION to embody SOCIAL Europe 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome   This year we, as Europeans, will celebrate 60 years of the greatest and most successful peace accord in the world. 60 years ago, the Treaty of Rome was signed laying its foundations, and those of the world’s biggest international single […]


March 24, 2017

ITF civil aviation unions set out route to congress

Campaign against flags of convenience in aviation, maximise organising efforts at low fare airlines, maintain pressure on Qatar Airways – just three of the priorities set for civil aviation by ITF unions in London. 120 participants representing civil aviation unions from 43 countries met in London 9 and 10 March 2017, with a cabin crew […]


March 14, 2017

ATS unions: use new ITF guide to defend the right to strike

Air traffic services (ATS) workers around the world are increasingly being targeted in attacks on the right to strike – so the ITF has produced guidance to help their unions navigate the complexities of this more hostile industrial environment. The right to strike is protected by International Labour Organization (ILO) convention 87, but may be […]


March 6, 2017

ETF outlines framework for EASA basic regulation

Today the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), gathering over 270,000 workers across the whole aviation industry, presented its 10 key priorities for the revision of the “Basic Regulation” which sets the framework and competences of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to the key decision-makers from the European Commission, the European Parliament (EP) and the […]


March 3, 2017

European Commission must act on Social Agenda Aviation Strategy for Europe

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the largest European workers’ representative in civil aviation, welcomes the European Parliament (EP) resolution on an Aviation Strategy for Europe adopted on 16 February 2017. ETF calls upon the European Commission to follow up on the EP’s social recommendations by turning them into binding legislative proposals and thus contribute […]


February 21, 2017

ATCEUC and ETF stand together against attacks on ATM workers’ rights

“Workers and employers, or their respective organisations, have, in accordance with Community law and national laws and practices, the right to negotiate and conclude collective agreements at the appropriate levels and, in cases of conflicts of interest, to take collective action to defend their interests, including strike action” – Article 28 of the EU Charter […]


February 15, 2017

European ATM workers defend right to strike (airtrafficmanagement.net)

European air traffic controllers have hit back again at the attacks of airline industry group Airlines for Europe (A4E) on the rights of ATM workers. Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing together the entire community of European air traffic controllers and other staff in air traffic […]


November 10, 2016

World union meeting unites against TiSA and CETA

Global trade union leaders meeting in Panama have united in condemnation of TiSA (the Trade in Services Agreement and CETA (the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement). The representatives, who were attending a key ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) meeting, highlighted the risks that both trade agreements pose to jobs and job security. The two-day event […]


October 24, 2016