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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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.
Today EurECCA, the European Cabin Crew Association, declares its full solidarity with its member union SNPVAC from Portugal for the upcoming action within Ryanair.
The “Assises du Transport Aérien” 2018 will take place very soon in Paris. These “Assises du Transport Aérien” are more than just a regular aviation conference. It is a unique platform where governments, airlines and stakeholders exchange ideas about the aviation sector on a social, economic level. There are also talks and debates about innovation in the sector, service to passengers and performance in the field of the environment.
EurECCA WELCOMES AND SUPPORTS THE JUDGEMENT OF THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ON POSTED WORKERS SOCIAL SECURITY RIGHTS
“A right ends where abuse begins”
We welcome Ryanair's announcement that they intend to recognise a number of pilot unions, which reflects a radical change in Ryanair’s policy for industrial relations. This change, although positive, will only be complete when this recognition is extended to all the workforce, including the Ryanair Cabin Crew that we represent across Europe.
EurECCA welcomes the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union against Ryanair employment practices on cabin crew labour contracts. The CJEU clearly prohibits Ryanair from constantly imposing Irish law without taking into account the real home base. Until now, Ryanair insisted that Ireland was the place for work for cabin crew working on board of Irish registered aircraft.
EurECCA welcomes the opinion of the General Advocate of the Court of Justice of the European Union
On the 27th April 2017, as titled by the main press organs, the opinion of the Advocate- General of the Court of Justice of the European Union was published on two questions referred by the Belgian Supreme Court, to clarify (Article 19 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 44/2001), what are the criteria for determining national and competent legislation for cabin crews employed by a multinational airline with cabin crews based on the various company's operating locations.
EurECCA supports E4FC Position Paper on the Proposal for a Regulation on safeguarding competition in air transport
EU connectivity is increasingly being challenged by flights which connect at hubs beyond EU borders, operated by state-subsidized airlines. The aim of the Commission’s Aviation Strategy of December 2015 was allowing EU aviation to tap into new growth markets through external aviation agreements with key countries such as the UAE and Qatar.
EurECCA would like to express its solidarity with ALITALIA cabin crew in their fight to save their national company.
EurECCA supports real and fair negotiations in order to give ALITALIA a future agreement respecting decent working conditions along with growth in profit and a solid business plan on future investments to put ALITALIA in a position to regain strength and competitiveness.
European Parliament further develops the EASA Basic regulation
Today, after intense discussion the transport committee voted on more the 1000 amendments to the EASA basic regulation proposal.
A clear step into the right direction has been made in the field the social dimension of safety and security. By adding a new article into the basic regulation that will give EASA not only the mandate but the assignment to prevent socio-economic risks to safety and security.
Europeans for Fair Competition (E4FC) today praised Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the European Commission (EC) for taking the first steps toward fulfilling their commitments under the European Union (EU) aviation strategy by opening negotiations today in Doha with the government of Qatar covering all EU member states.