Press Invitation: Joint ATCEUC-ETF press conference

Reality check: What’s behind flight delays? Members of the press are cordially invited to attend the joint press conference of the European Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) where a study will be presented in reply to the alleged economic impact of air traffic controller strikes in […]


March 20, 2017

ETF calls upon Aviapartner to respect its workers

Today, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its affiliates from  Belgium, Germany and Italy are leafleting workers at Aviapartner to raise  awareness about the problems they are facing with the company’s management. Despite numerous attempts to engage into social dialogue, there is a persisting  lack of good industrial relations between the workers and the […]


January 17, 2017

ETF demands social dialogue in Aviapartner

On Tuesday 14 June 2016, members of the European Transport Workers’ Federation’s (ETF) Ground Staff Committee, including delegates from Belgian ETF affiliates ACV Transcom, BTB and CGSLB, gathered in front of Aviapartner’s headquarters in Zaventem to denounce the lack of social dialogue within the company and to urge the management to meet its legal obligations […]


June 14, 2016

Press Invitation: Social partners join forces to combat flags of convenience in European skies

Flags of Inconvenience Job losses, market distortion, declining labour standards, social dumping, unfair competition… All are just collateral damage from the emerging development in civil aviation to seek to fly under a “Flag of Convenience”. The same phenomenon that destroyed the maritime industry decades ago has now arisen in civil aviation. European Social Partners from […]


July 8, 2014

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Aviation workers win battle with Swissport in Belgium

A five-day strike by Swissport International ground handling workers at Brussels Airport in Belgium came to an end on May 17 after the intervention of its international CEO resulted in the company meeting the workers’ main demands, reports ITF affiliat…


June 6, 2013