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Today, Thursday 30 January 2014, the 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 Single European Sky (SES). The ATCOs and the entire ATM staff called on the Transport Committee Members of the European Parliament to support their demands for a strong social dimension inside the SES. The TRAN Committee voted this morning on the so-called SES2+ package and ignored the concerns expressed by the ATCOs and all other involved employees. (more…)
“STOP JEOPARDIZING JOBS IN EUROPEAN SKY”
ETF organises its second European Action Day on 30 January 2014 to demand a social dimension inside the Single European Sky
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) announced that Air Traffic Management (ATM) employees are mobilising for a new European Action Day on 30 January 2014 to demand the establishment of a fair, cooperative and social Single European Sky (SES). Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) and the entire ATM staff will hold parallel walkouts, rallies, meetings and strikes across Europe calling on the European Parliament to stop a never ending process of liberalisation and cost cutting in the ATM industry. (more…)
Statement of ATCEUC, CANSO and ETF on the Commission proposal on the SES 2+ package
The European Social Partners – ESP – (CANSO, ATCEUC and ETF) support the aspiration of the Single European Sky (SES). However, there are different expectations with regards to the ultimate SES goal.
The ESP see a high level risk of micromanagement at Commission/central level through the current SES II + proposal which cannot sufficiently satisfy different local needs. There is currently too much regulation. The aim shall be to reduce regulation through harmonisation and better /more effective regulations while clarifying the overall institutional framework in Europe. It is important to note that some time is needed to implement the SES II package in a more harmonised way.
Safety is paramount and should never be compromised for any services. (more…)
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 ATM staff delegates from across Europe demonstrate in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, following the call of the ETF.They protest to express their disagreement with the new package on the Single European Sky (SES), called SES2+, adopted last June by the European Commission. They call the European Parliament to stop dogmatic liberalisation of the ATM industry. They say “Enough is enough” and “No” to a SES that jeopardizes jobs in Europe. (more…)
ACTION DAY: 12 June 2013 – ETF CALLS EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO STOP DOGMATIC LIBERALISATION OF ATM INDUSTRY
Today, Wednesday 12 June 2013, the ETF and its national affiliates express their disagreement with the new package on the Single European Sky (SES), called SES2+, adopted yesterday by the European Commission. ATM workers are taking different types of actions (strikes, gatherings, walk-outs,…) in 11 European countries.
They say “Enough is enough!” to the European Commission.
“NO!” to a Single European Sky that jeopardizes jobs in Europe. (more…)
ETF organises European Action Day on 12 June to demand a social dimension inside the Single European Sky.
ETF announced that ATM employees are mobilising for a European Action Day on 12 June 2013 to demand the establishment of a fair, cooperative and social Single European Sky (SES). ATCOs and the entire ATM staff will hold parallel walkouts, rallies, meetings and strikes across Europe calling on the European Commission to stop a never ending process of liberalisation, deregulation and cost cutting in the ATM industry. (more…)
Analysis of SES2+ identifies significant negative impact on workers.
Furthermore a lack of social dialogue, no real willing to implement the 5th pillar, a new institutional set up geared to increase liberalization; attacks against ancillary services are just some of the elements that clearly identifies the drive for the exclusion of social issues in a service, that by its very nature, is dependent on people. (more…)
The EU attitude towards ATM sector and ATM workers is becoming unacceptable.
Despite the successful improvements on safety, capacity, delays, efficiency, cost-reduction and international cooperation registered during the last decade, the ATM sector continues to be described as unable to deliver the unrealistic targets fixed by the EC.
This criticism on the progress made by the ATM community is due to expectations based on these political targets more then on needs and real possibilities. (more…)
As expressed during the Public Workshop: EU-wide target setting for RP2 on Wednesday 6 February 2013, ETF has many concerns on the draft proposal.
Safety is still not at the same level of ambitious of the other KPAs.
Unrealistic targets based on political expectation will prevent to build a credible, reliable and realistic performance scheme. (more…)
The ETF deplores the EC’s unfortunate rhetoric as regards the implementation of SES. The EC only listens to the airlines’ concerns and ignores other involved stakeholders. The EC is attacking the ATM industry and ATM staffs are more and more critical against the EC’s business-driven approach which only favours the cost reduction without considering the negative effects on workers. The ETF calls the EC to understand safety as a top priority in Civil Aviation in favour of financial or business considerations. (more…)