Press Release: Profiteers do not know the crisis

Roissy CDG, 11th June 2020 – SNPL France ALPA recently became aware of unacceptable practices by companies seeking to take advantage of this unprecedented crisis which has hit aviation hard. A questionnaire sent by a broker agency (Brookfield aviation) in the midst of the crisis asking pilots what reductions in remuneration they were ready to accept in order to continue to exercise their profession. They were even asked if they were ready to work for free! We then thought we had hit rock bottom. Since then, another company has managed to trump even this.

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Open letter of Air France Unions in response to statements by the KLM Works Council

May 4th 2020 -  It is an illusion to think that KLM would fare better without Air France. Air France unions reject the KLM Works Council’s allegations that it might be better to go it alone. As a reminder, when Air France bought KLM in 2004, KLM was nearly bankrupt. Since then, thanks to the Air France-KLM alliance, KLM has experienced exponential growth, taking full advantage of access to the French market, which is three times greater than in the Netherlands. The French market is and remains one of the largest, most attractive and most lucrative in the world, with 89 million international arrivals in 2018.

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Press release: easyJet’s French contract employees are worried about their jobs if they were to be excluded from the short-time working scheme

March 20th 2020 - On 13 October 2016, France awarded the “Légion d'honneur” to easyJet's CEO Carolyn McCall in recognition of the creation of several hundred direct and indirect sustainable jobs in France. The company already operated one of the largest fleets of Airbus aircraft in the world, thereby supporting France's trade balance.

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Press release: Open letter to French Aviation Managers

Roissy CDG, October 1st 2019 - As you often like to remind everyone, our businesses are a concern for all. Therefore, we would be justified in hoping that employees and leaders would be unified to rise up against attacks on this common entity, be it economic difficulties or attempts to destroy the social contract that we have built together over the decades. While you know how to make your voice heard in denouncing the government's abandonment of French air transport, you are totally silent when it comes to preventing the creation the catastrophic social policy that stems from its political dogmatism.

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Communiqué de presse / Press Release de l’European Cockpit Association : Ryanair employment relations: More instability ahead

19 septembre 2019 - Contestés lors de mouvements de grève au Royaume-Uni et en Espagne, enfermés dans des négociations infructueuses en Irlande, lâchés par un chef des opérations spécialement engagé pour faciliter l’entrée des syndicats dans l’entreprise, les dirigeants de Ryanair poursuivent désormais leurs propres pilotes pour avoir exercé leurs prérogatives de représentants syndicaux.

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Communiqué de presse/Press Release ECA : Ryanair on a confrontation course, again

Le 8 août 2019 - Les années se suivent et se ressemblent chez Ryanair. L’incapacité de la compagnie à engager un véritable dialogue social avec ses employés reste la même. Pire, les négociations collectives ne semblent plus une priorité pour ses dirigeants. Au travers de nouvelles menaces de suppressions de postes, la compagnie renoue avec sa traditionnelle stratégie de la confrontation.

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Press Release SNPL/ECA: Before Boeing’s MAX return to service: we need answers and transparency

23 May 2019 - Regulators from across the globe are meeting today in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737 MAX. The FAA is currently reviewing Boeing’s proposed ‘software fix’ and is already looking ahead at taking the plane back to the sky. For European pilots, having closely followed the developments and revelations in the past months, it is deeply disturbing that both the FAA and Boeing are considering a return to service, but failing to discuss the many challenging questions prompted by the MAX design philosophy.

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Communiqué de presse / Press Release : Règles AESA sur les limitations de temps de vol des pilotes

5 mars 2019 - Les pilotes européens connaissent des niveaux de fatigue inhabituellement élevés, incompatibles avec un niveau de sécurité de vol acceptable, malgré la récente législation européenne censée y remédier. Tel est le constat d’une nouvelle étude qui révèle les lacunes majeures des limitations de temps de vol (FTL) - c’est-à-dire les règles régissant la durée des vols, des temps de service et des repos des pilotes - pour les vols de nuit et les horaires décalés.

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Communiqué de presse / Press Release : Accord de ciel ouvert UE/Qatar

4 mars 2019 - Après deux ans et demi de négociations, l’Union Européenne et le Qatar ont conclu un accord global sur le transport aérien offrant un accès accru à leurs marchés respectifs. Cette ouverture du marché s'inscrit dans la volonté de l'Union de poursuivre la libéralisation de l'aviation et de conclure davantage d’accords dits « de ciel ouvert » avec des pays tiers. Dans les faits, l’accord n’apparaît pas satisfaisant pour les organisations professionnelles représentant les pilotes de ligne en Europe, réunies au sein de l’European Cockpit Association (ECA), dont nous vous relayons le communiqué de ce jour.

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