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Luftverkehr international: EASA, ICAO

Luftverkehr international: EASA, ICAO

EU-Qatar deal: an attack on European aviation professionals An air transport agreement (CATA) negotiated between the EU Commission and the State of Qatar provides for a gradual opening of the European market for airlines from Qatar. This should enable them to increase their frequencies and destinations within the EU. The agreement must still be signed by the European Union Council.

ver.di and the ETF protested this agreement already vehemently in 2019 with a Europe wide campaign. Members of the work councils of German Airports and Airlines did send a letter to the German government to warn about the dramatic impact on workers, the European aviation infrastructure and the whole European industry.

  • This agreement to be implemented now in a time where European aviation is very fragile and European workers are fighting for the maintenance of their jobs is just unacceptable. ver.di criticizes for the implementation of this agreement, in view of the economic situation of European air transport and the obvious decline of scheduled flights and demand. There is also the need for mechanisms that secure fair competition and that employment social standards are observed. More Infos
  • ETF joins strong industry coalition in call for travel restrictions coordination and a collective framework that provides common criteria for fully aligned risk assessments. The lack of coordination and different national regulations makes the current civil aviation situation a patchwork of constant changing border restrictions, making it hard for service providers and airlines to plan ahead and contributing to increase the confusion levels of the general public. Statement to the Council by the Social Partners in the Civil Aviation Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on the response to COVID-19:
  • You can find the letter to the President of the EC here:
  • ETF and ITF are now urging the Ukrainian government to take the necessary action to ensure that Wizz Air doesn’t get away with unlawful actions after workers in Kiev being fired for unionising. More Infos
  • Easa has published new guidelines for virtual classroom instruction and distance learning in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic: More Infos