ETF welcomes Council’s general approach to SES2+

As one of the key stakeholders in the Single European Sky (SES) process and representative of more than 25,000 Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) staff in Europe, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) welcomes the general approach adopted by the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting today. At the same time, […]

December 3, 2014

European Parliament endorses Commission’s low-cost approach to SES2+

Today, Wednesday 12 March 2014, the European Parliament (EP) has voted on the Single European Sky recast regulation (SES2+). Despite the pressure put by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), its affiliates and other stakeholders, the EP did not oppose the European Commission’s approach to dogmatically liberalise the ATM (air traffic management) industry and disregarded […]

March 12, 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

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 […]

European traffic controllers’ strike prompts delay fears (

Airline passengers may face travel disruption over the next two days due to expected strikes across European Air Traffic Control services. EasyJet said it expects the strikes in Italy and Portugal – the timings of which are expected to differ from country to country – will have “a significant impact on our flights during these […]

January 29, 2014

Stop jeopardising jobs in European Sky

ETF demands a social dimension inside the Single European Sky in its second European Action Day on 30 January 2014 Following the call of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), Air Traffic  Controllers (ATCOs) and the entire Air Traffic Management (ATM) employees are  mobilising for a new European Action Day on 30 January 2014 to demand […]

January 27, 2014

Don’t mess with air traffic management jobs in European Sky!

ETF demands a social dimension inside the Single European Sky Today, Monday 14 October 2013, over 200 air traffic management (ATM) staff delegates from across Europe demonstrate in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, following the call of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF).They protest to express their disagreement with the new package on […]

October 15, 2013