EUROPEAN CABIN CREW ASSOCIATION
At this moment EurECCA represents more than 35.000 cabin crew affiliated to 9 European unions in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland and Ireland. As we represent 70% of all organised cabin crew in Europe, we are a representative stakeholder at all tables that concern themselves with cabin and passenger safety, cabin crew health and cabin crew working time limitations and social aspects.
We are rooted in the airline industry, not politically aligned, independent and the experts on cabin crew matters. EurECCA welcomes cabin crew unions from all over Europe, who share the vision of a democratic, solidary and prosperous Europe, to work together on these matters on a European level.
We are legally based in Belgium with an office in Brussels.
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EurECCA welcomes the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union against Ryanair employment practices on cabin crew labour contracts. The CJEU clearly prohibits Ryanair from constantly imposing Irish law without taking into account the real home base. Until now, Ryanair insisted that Ireland was the place for work for cabin crew working on board of Irish registered aircraft.
EurECCA welcomes the opinion of the General Advocate of the Court of Justice of the European Union
On the 27th April 2017, as titled by the main press organs, the opinion of the Advocate- General of the Court of Justice of the European Union was published on two questions referred by the Belgian Supreme Court, to clarify (Article 19 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 44/2001), what are the criteria for determining national and competent legislation for cabin crews employed by a multinational airline with cabin crews based on the various company's operating locations.
EurECCA supports E4FC Position Paper on the Proposal for a Regulation on safeguarding competition in air transport
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 13th of July 2016 the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs voted on the final report relating to "social dumping" in Europe presented by Guillaume Balas. EurECCA welcomes the fact that the Committee voted in favour.
Important court decision for European cabin crew
The Court of Mons in Belgium has been asked by a Ryanair’s cabin crew member to rule on the question whether the “home base” for crew members when situated in the UE should be considered as the “habitual place of work” in the sense of European legislation. To be able to make this ruling the Court of Mons has introduced a prejudicial question to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the 26/04/2016 to help to clarify this issue. To that aim the ECJ has asked member states to give their opinion.
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.
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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