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

Important step for improving European aviation safety

ETF welcomes the new non-punitive occurrence reporting system Today, Wednesday 26 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the compromise text agreed by the Commission, the Council and the Parliament on the new European occurrence reporting Regulation. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), which represents air traffic controllers (ATCOs), pilots and all other categories of civil […]

February 26, 2014

Trade unions still concerned over future of air traffic control (

European trade unions are still up in arms over the reduction of air traffic control budgets proposed for the 2015-2019 period. These cuts were ratified by member state experts during the Single Sky Committee meeting, on 4 February (see Europolitics 4803). The reductions are less than those initially proposed by the European Commission but are […]

February 12, 2014

New performance targets in ATM sector continue to jeopardise jobs

On 4 February 2014, after a long debate inside the Single Sky Committee and with a narrow majority the European Union-wide performance targets for the Air Traffic Management (ATM) network for the second reference period (2015-2019) have been approved. The agreement demonstrates that the economic interest of the airlines remains the only priority for the […]

February 7, 2014

New EU regulation published

The new Commission Regulation (EU) No 83/2014 of 29 January 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council is published. Publication of the document took more time than usual do to some […]

February 5, 2014

Flight Time Limitations: progressing safety harmonization (ETF statement)

On 31 January 2014, the European Commission adopted a Regulation defining EU-wide rules on Flight Time Limitations (FTL) for European cabin crew and pilots. Thanks to the strong pressure of the European Transport Workers ’Federation (ETF) and other stakeholders, the original EASA proposal has been improved. A number of significant concerns for workers have been […]

February 4, 2014

Paris flights cut by 20 pct as air traffic controllers strike (

Travellers faced a day of disruption on Thursday as air traffic controllers in France and across Europe went on strike over cost cuts and pan-European safety rules. France’s DGAC authority asked airlines operating services to and from the three Paris-region airports – Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais – to reduce flights by about 20 […]

January 30, 2014

European Parliament encourages low-cost air traffic control & navigation services

ETF demands to stop jeopardising jobs and safety in European Sky Today, Thursday 30 January 2014, and yesterday, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its national affiliates from 11 countries* organised strikes and other actions in the context of the 2nd European Action Day to demand the establishment of a fair, cooperative and social […]