EUROPEAN CABIN CREW ASSOCIATION
At this moment EurECCA represents more than 35.000 cabin crew affiliated to 9 European unions in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and Ireland. As we represent 70% of all organised cabin crew in Europe, we are a representative stakeholder at all tables that concern themselves with cabin and passenger safety, cabin crew health and cabin crew working time limitations and social aspects.
We are rooted in the airline industry, not politically aligned, independent and the experts on cabin crew matters. EurECCA welcomes cabin crew unions from all over Europe, who share the vision of a democratic, solidary and prosperous Europe, to work together on these matters on a European level.
We are legally based in Belgium with an office in Brussels.
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A Dutch court sentenced Ryanair to pay damages to a cabin crew member because she was fired for not showing up in Dublin after a forced change of her home base from Eindhoven in the Netherlands to Dublin. That is remarkable, because according to her Irish contract Ryanair could force her to move.
EurECCA would like to express its full support for the industrial action by directly-employed pilots on Ryanair in Ireland. The 99% who voted in favour of industrial action in the ballot clearly indi-cate how important it is for employees to show management they no longer accept further delays in meaningful negotiations.
During the annual meeting in May, the conference welcomed the representative
R.A.C.U., founded only several months ago, is the only union organising Cabin Crew in Greece and EurECCA is happy to support the colleagues politically to organise themselves.
The annual EurECCA- conference took place on the 16th of May at our founding member union SNPVAC in Lisbon, Portugal.
This conference focussed on the various developments within Ryanair and their decision to start talks with cabin crew unions. The members discussed the many different situations in the relevant countries and how the members unions adjusted their individual strategy in the discussions with Ryanair.
The European Commission is carrying out an ex-post evaluation of Regulation No 1008/2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community.
Regulation No 1008/2008 (‘Air Services Regulation’) is the basic legal act organising the EU internal aviation market. It consolidated and improved on various packages of measures which have established the EU internal aviation market as of 1987.
Since the appearance of commercial aviation the functions of Cabin Crew have been increased with many more functions and responsibilities, perhaps today the most visible function of a flight attendant may seem the attention of the passengers, such as accommodate people in their seats, help them with luggage or any other need when they have taken a seat, including the food and beverage service. However, the most important task of Cabin Crew is to be aware of the safety and security of all passengers.
Survey of cabin crew - Study on employment and working conditions of aircrews in the EU internal aviation market
The European Commission has appointed Ricardo Energy & Environment (ee.ricardo.com) to carry out a study to explore the employment and working conditions of aircrews in the European and international aviation market. The study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the different forms of employment of aircrews, clarify the nature and extent of use of atypical forms of employment and their implications on working conditions.
SNPVAC calls on Ryanair to respect the social agenda of Europe and to respect the fundamental rights of european workers
After a 91% successful three-day strike at the four portuguese Ryanair bases in Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Ponta Delgada, SNPVAC president Luciana Passo urges the Ryanair management to respect basic european principles.
EurECCA, the European Cabin Crew Association, declares its full solidarity with its member union SNPVAC from Portugal for the upcoming action within Ryanair. This action is the result of Ryanair’s persisting position on ignoring the national cabin crews’ fundamental rights and guarantees.
EurECCA welcomes the Transport and Tourism Committee’s vote on the report on regulation (EC) No 868/2004 that intends to defend the Union air carriers against unfair practices of some third countries. The new amended proposal intends to set clear rules for the investigation and adoption of redressive measures.
We at EurECCA support our national member unions to strengthen the staff at Ryanair. The European Cabin Crew Association EurECCA is an European organisation based in Belgium at the heart of Europe. It is made up of cabin crew unions from European Union Member States as well as accession states and bordering states.