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French pilots’ union SNPL and SIMAERO cooperate to help pilots maintain their licences

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The aviation industry is hit hard by the global pandemic, with the majority of airlines forced to significantly reduce their operations, park their aeroplanes...

Aviation sector pushes for putting EU-Qatar Air Transport Agreement on hold

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Activating the EU-Qatar Air Transport Agreement CATA at this time would cause severe damage for Europe and would therefore be irresponsible. In the current...

SWISS serves ordinary notice to terminate pilots’ Collective Labour Agreement and offers new negotiations

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SWISS has terminated its negotiations with the Aeropers pilots’ association on temporary crisis measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic without reaching a result....

Eurowings and ver.di trade union agree on prospects for Lufthansa Group flight attendants

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On February 4, 2021, following constructive collective bargaining, Eurowings and the Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.di) reached an agreement that offers flight attendants from the Lufthansa...

Pilots endorse EASA’s Airworthiness Directive on Boeing 737 MAX

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is clearing the Boeing 737 MAX to fly after nearly 2-year grounding. The Airworthiness Directive issued today concludes...

Lufthansa and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit agree on pilots’ contributions until 31 March 2022

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Agreement reached on crisis measures and job security until 31 March 2022 for 5,000 Lufthansa pilots Structural cost reduction still necessary Lufthansa and the...

Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit takes up Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr’s suggestion for “innovative part-time models”

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At the end of last week, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr publicly stated that it was possible for Lufthansa to compensate for assumed pilot underemployment...

For sustainable air transport: French pilots’ union SNPL supports a minimum price for airline tickets

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SNPL, the National Airline Pilots Union, in the context of reducing the climate footprint of air transport, calls for the establishment at European level...

Lufthansa and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit agree on package of short-term crisis measures, also valid for German base of Brussels Airlines

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Pilots’ contributions through December: reduced top-up payments for short-time working compensation benefits, compensation adjustments, and reductions in pension benefits In return, redundancies due...

British Airways reaches agreement with its pilots on job protection package

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After nearly three months of negotiations over British Airways' proposals to make up to 1,255 pilots redundant and change terms and conditions by "fire...

European Air Traffic Controllers union ATCEUC against extension of slot waiver

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Extending slot-waiver undermines competition and EU Citizens’ rights IATA’s request to extend the “Slot-waiver”, implemented with REGULATION (EU) 2020/459 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF...

Ryanair and UK pilot union BALPA agree on 20% pay cuts to save UK jobs

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Ryanair today (2 July) welcomed BALPA’s acceptance for UK Pilots of a 4-year agreement, which includes a 20% pay reduction restored over 4 years,...

Lufthansa pilots’ union wants Lufthansa to remain competitive by maintaining all slots

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The Lufthansa rescue package is subject to approval by the EU Commission. According to media reports, Brussels is demanding that Lufthansa make slots available...

Ryanair threatens to dismiss 25% of its Belgium-based pilots

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Low-cost airline Ryanair threatens to dismiss 25% of its Belgium-based pilots. In a press statement, the Belgian Cockpit Association (BeCA), the professional organisation representing...

Lufthansa pilots union welcomes rescue package, expects EU Commission to avoid blocking it

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The Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union about the Lufthansa rescue package: Delays and restrictions from Brussels should not endanger jobs. Vereinigung Cockpit welcomes the agreement between...

German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit calls for more solutions to be found to save Lufthansa

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Against the backdrop of the threat to thousands of jobs, Vereinigung Cockpit warns not to let the negotiations fail due to the dispute over...

BALPA comments on Ryanair’s decision to dismiss 336 U.K. based pilots

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Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, which recently accepted £600 million (€673 million) in funding from the Bank of England, today confirmed that it is proposing...
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British pilots association BALPA: “Thomas Cook German subsidiary (Condor) rescued while UK staff and holiday makers suffer!”

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In a press statement, British airline pilots association BALPA reacted furiously after they learnt that Condor - Thomas Cook's German airline - has been...

European Cockpit Association: “Ryanair on a confrontation course, again”

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This will be the second summer of industrial unrest in a row for Ryanair and the underlying root causes seem similar, and familiar to...

Security agents could launch actions at Belgian airports as early as Saturday

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The security agents could carry out actions in the different airports of Belgium as of Saturday, at the beginning of the Easter school holidays,...

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