ETF ATCEUC joint statement: “Our rights your safety”

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched today a campaign to oppose the European Commission will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers(ATCOs)’ right to strike. Indeed, Commission encroaches the national sovereignty of Member States as the right to strike falls outside the scope […]


November 20, 2017

47th IFATSEA Assembly (atn.aero)

IFATSEA’s 47th General Assembly was recently held from November 6 to 10 in Montreal, Canada. In addition to welcoming new members, delegates heard from prominent speakers in each of the following areas: industry, government and international federations. (…) Mr. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez of the International Transport Workers Federation addressed the Assembly. Mr Rodriguez explained the […]


Colombia’s air traffic controllers union begin ‘work to rule’ in support of Avianca pilots (thecitypaperbogota.com)

Three weeks after 730 Avianca pilots affiliated with the ACDAC union walked-off the job causing widespread disruptions, on Monday, travelers in Bogotá’s El Dorado airport were subject to further delays when air-traffic controllers began a ‘work to rule’ action in support of the pilots. The Asociación Colombiana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (Acdecta) began slowing […]


October 10, 2017

Airlines cause one million minutes of delay while blaming others (ATCEUC, ETF and IFATSEA joint press statement)

The undersigned ATM Professional Staff Organisations note with great regret yet another attack of Airlines for Europe (A4E) on the European Air Traffic Management in the form of a joint letter of A4E member airlines’ CEOs to the European Air Navigation Service providers (ANSPs). The letter enumerates a number of ATM-related issues as cause for […]


September 26, 2017

Prospect hits back at Ryanair claims on air traffic control (prospect.org.uk)

Airline Ryanair has today [4 August 2017] called for resilience of air traffic control to be improved, but also made clear that it does not want to pay for the staffing levels required. This came in response to a new report by the Civil Aviation Authority that found that short staffing at NATS (which runs […]


August 7, 2017

Triumph for Argentinian air traffic controllers

ITF union ATEPSA (the Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación) has successfully concluded bargaining with state company EANA SE after condemning labour violations and breaches of its collective bargaining agreement (CBA). ATEPSA said that, thanks to the struggle of its members and the solidarity of the ITF and its unions, […]


August 3, 2017

Argentina’s air traffic controllers denounce CBA breach

Air traffic controllers in Argentina represented by ITF union ATEPSA – the Asociación de Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación – are to take go slow action because of labour rights violations and the failure of state company EANA SE to respect their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). In a statement delivered […]


July 26, 2017

Statement by NATCA President Paul Rinaldi about President’s Announcement of Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative (natca.org)

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi stated: NATCA shares the Administration’s commitments to infrastructure modernization and providing the National Airspace System (NAS) with a stable, predictable funding stream. We look forward to reviewing the specifics of the air traffic control (ATC) reform legislation so we can evaluate whether it satisfies our Union’s […]


June 6, 2017