Conference Atypical forms of aircrew employment in the European aviation industry

12-13 February 2015 - Paris

Conference on Atypical forms aircrew employment in the European aviation industry

(with a focus on bogus self employment)



The European labour market is confronted with some fundamental changes, in particular characterised by growing flexibility and fragmentation, where some employers are more and more relying on the phenomena of outsourcing and downsizing. The labour market is more and more characterised by atypical employment including (bogus) self-employed workers situations with a great diversity in the range of different types of workers, all contributing to the growing pan-European labour market but creating, in some cases, distortion in the market.

These new forms of employment in the aviation sector have been the subject of an independent scientific study (online survey & case studies in 11 countries) conducted by Ghent University (Department of Social Law). The study is co-financed by the European Commission and carried out on behalf of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Civil Aviation, which comprises the social partners from the airlines, both employers and employees.

The objective is to provide social partners with objective data to assess the impact of new forms of aircrew employment emerging in Europe such as self employed, temporary and temporary agency crews, detect abuses and identify the subjective and objective reasons that motivate airlines and aircrews to use or not use forms of employment different than traditional indefinite employment.

The final stage of the project is the holding of a Conference to publish and discuss the results of the study. The Conference will also serve as a starting point for possible future social partners' action on this topic.


When & Where

12-13 February 2015 at the Hotel Novotel Paris-Les Halles - 8 Place Marguerite de Navarre, 75001 Paris, France.




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