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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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EurECCA supports the position of the representatives of the two national cabin crew unions, and EurECCA-members SNPNC and UNSA, that condemn the physical violence two senior Air France executives suffered at the hands of some protesters.

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2nd annual conference in September in Lisbon

In early September, the annual conference of the European annual Cabin Crew Association EurECCA took place. Around 40 delegates from the member countries of EurECCA- unions had come into the Portuguese SNPVAC office to discuss current internal issues as well as European aviation matters.

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Dear friends,

It was with great satisfaction that the Portuguese Government announced their choice of the potential buyer of TAP-SGPS, Mr. David Neeleman.

We, the board of SNPVAC deeply regret the satisfaction and the choice to sell.

What we want is for TAP to remain in the hands of the Portuguese State and that it continues to be our flagship airline, the one that carries the name and the quality of Portugal around the world.

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Report on the CEN (Centre Européen de Normalisation) meeting on cabin air quality in Brussels on April 20th 2015
CEN/TC 436 “Project Committee - Cabin Air Quality on commercial aircraft - Chemical Agents”.

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On the 14th of April 2015 EASA organised her Second Workshop on Cabin Crew and Cabin/Passenger Safety. Annette Groeneveld, President of EurECCA, attended the workshop, together with Christoph Drescher, General Secretary, and Xavier Gautier, Vice- President. We combined our presence in Cologne to meet with Patrick Ky, executive director of EASA.

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