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cabin crew union R.A.C.U.

During the annual meeting in May, the conference welcomed the representative
of R.A.C.U..
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.

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Study on employment and working conditions of aircrews

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.

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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.

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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.

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Today EurECCA, the European Cabin Crew Association, declares its full solidarity with its member union SNPVAC from Portugal for the upcoming action within Ryanair.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Solidarity with ALITALIA cabin crew

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.

Aircrew fatigue is a serious safety issue in Europe and beyond.
This is why EASA and the EU Commission asked a research consortium to carry out a data-driven scientific study on EU/EASA FTL rules and their effectiveness to combat crew fatigue. This study will be kicked-off by a generic SURVEY – to be filled in by as many Commercial Air Transport Cavin Crew as possible.

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EASA

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.

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europeans for fair competition

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.

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EurECCA, the European Cabin Crew Association, representing more than 35000 cabin crews in Europe, joins „Europeans for Fair Competition“ (E4FC). This coalition of different stakeholders from the airline industry advocates for restoring a level playing field in competition between European Airlines and Gulf carriers.

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a public hearing on the Aviation Strategy of the European Commission. Various stakeholders were invited by the EESC to give their opinion. The strategy is aimed at job creation and economic growth in the European aviation industry. Since the draft on the strategy was rather vague and only mentioned competition and social conditions, but did not elaborate on concrete measures, EurECCA's president and general secretary, Annette Groeneveld and Christoph Drescher, attended the meeting to find out more.

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Flight and duty time limitations are very important for every crew member. That’s why we have issued our new booklet "FLIGHT TIME LIMITATIONS (FTL)“. You can download the booklet here as a PDF file.

During a workshop organized on December 7th and 8th,  EASA presented the action plan for the implementation of the Germanwings Task Force recommendations. The workshop was very much about pilots, but some recommendations, like two-persons-policy and random alcohol and drugs testing, will have implications for cabin crew as well. EurECCA’s president, Annette Groeneveld, was present together with Nol Visser, representative of VNC, the Dutch cabin crew union, to take part in the discussions.

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Survey on working conditions of cabin crew

Call for participation to a survey on Working Conditions, Teamwork, Work-Life issues of Cabin Crew
The European Cabin Crew Association, EurECCA, would like to invite you to participate to an international research project on aviation cabin crew work, on issues of work-life balance, teamwork, working conditions, stress and burnout. This research is conducted under the responsibility of Anne Gillet, researcher at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers - Lise-CNRS (Paris, France) and Diane- Gabrielle Tremblay, professor at Télé-université of the University of Quebec (Canada), with the cooperation of Sari Mansour, post-doctoral intern at Télé-université.

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France

Dear friends,
Dear colleagues,

Last Friday we have all been attacked barbarously.
The murderous and utterly inhumane attack on our French brothers and sisters in Paris is a push towards the European heart.
In our hearts and in our minds we from EurECCA show today our solidarity with our friends in France.
We say: you are not alone in this difficult hour. The Europe family that we are stands united in grief at your side.

The terrorists have attacked Europe: a Europe of indivisible values: a life in freedom and self- determination, a Europe of solidarity, of the equality of all people. A continent of tolerance, openness and diversity.

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Lufthansa

Today EurECCA, the European Cabin Crew Association, declares its full solidarity with the member union UFO from Germany for the upcoming action within Deutsche Lufthansa. After two years of intense negotiations over pension funds, UFO had to learn that the management of Lufthansa is not willing to make a deal. An agreement that would be a fair and sustainable compromise for all those affected, proposed by UFO, is on the table. The management decided not to take it.

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