Social dialogue key to solving European strikes

June 8, 2017 0

People travelling through European airspace suffered from strike-related disruption equivalent to more than a full year since 2003, according to a new best practice report issued by Brussels. In the staff working document Practices favouring […]


ATC unions point finger at airlines for delays

March 29, 2017 0

Airlines themselves are by far the largest cause of delays, accounting for more than 50 per cent of all delays in air traffic, according to union organisations representing Europe’s controller workforce. The official Eurocontrol data […]


European ATC unions mount A4E challenge

March 21, 2017 0

Union organisations representing Europe’s controller workforce are planning to unveil ‘surprising’ data behind the causes of flight delays and their economic impact next week. A joint press conference of the European Air Traffic Controllers European […]


A4E issues warning over summer strike action

March 14, 2017 0

Airline passengers could be facing a “summer of disgrace” due to continued strikes by air traffic controllers in Europe, according to lobby group Airlines 4 Europe (A4E), which represents most major carriers based in the […]


Fears over impact of new ATC strike wave 

March 6, 2017 0

A week of disruption is ahead of hundreds of thousands of European passengers who will see their travel plans thwarted by a wave of air traffic control (ATC) strikes, warns European airline lobby group A4E. […]


European unions united vs 'attack on rights'

February 16, 2017 0

European union organisations are insisting that any support shown for airline lobby group A4E in their Call To Action to reduce the impact of striking controllers is “naive and short-sighted”. The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation […]


CANSO, A4E airlines sign co-operation pact

February 8, 2017 0

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), representing Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSP), has agreed to work with A4E to enhance the performance of Europe’s air traffic management (ATM) network in the future. The […]


European ATM workers defend right to strike

November 8, 2016 0

European air traffic controllers have hit back again at the attacks of airline industry group Airlines for Europe (A4E) on the rights of ATM workers. Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European […]


European ATC strikes hit 1m minutes of delay

September 16, 2016 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to […]


European ATC unions hit back at A4E claims

July 8, 2016 0

ATC union chiefs have rounded on a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report commissioned by European airlines group A4E that attempts to attach a cost to industrial action by air traffic controllers. “Stating that a day of controller strike has a […]