ECA presents the “hot social issues” to the social dialogue plenary

On 7 June, ECA submitted a paper explaining our concerns on the impact of the crisis. ECA is extremely concerned about the large number of pilot job losses due to restructuring and bankruptcies. ECA said that, in addition to the financial crisis and the fuel prices, the calamitous situation of the industry is also due to unfair internal and external competition.

ECA calls EU institutions and stakeholders to fight together this weakness in legislation that allows bad practices, such as the abuses of temporary/agency work, bogus self-employment, unfair competition from the Gulf carriers and the unbalances of the Air Transport Agreements negotiated by the EU, notably with the US.