News &amp; Events https://eurecca.eu/ en EurECCA presdident on EURONEWS https://eurecca.eu/post/eurecca-presdident-euronews <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">EurECCA presdident on EURONEWS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-03/Capture%20d%E2%80%99e%CC%81cran%202020-03-21%20a%CC%80%2015.02.13.png"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-03/Capture%20d%E2%80%99e%CC%81cran%202020-03-21%20a%CC%80%2015.02.13.png?itok=0U61_oHS" width="1110" height="600" alt="EurECCA president on EURONEWS" title="Anette Groeneveled" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-center"><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/laGLT6NniuQ" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 13:57:20 +0000 EurECCA 159 at https://eurecca.eu EurECCA calls on EU member states to solve the problem of ghost flights https://eurecca.eu/post/eurecca-calls-eu-member-states-solve-problem-ghost-flights <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">EurECCA calls on EU member states to solve the problem of ghost flights</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-03/empty%20flight%20jc-gellidon-0mDba9cPSec-unsplash.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-03/empty%20flight%20jc-gellidon-0mDba9cPSec-unsplash.jpg?itok=SfksN26B" width="1110" height="600" alt="copyright unsplash" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/545" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="catherine.lennon@eurecca.eu">catherine.lenn…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/10/2020 - 19:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>in the light of the effects of the Coronavirus EurECCA calls on all EU member states to allow airlines to suspend flights without them running the risk of losing their allocated flight slots</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>EU member states are forcing airlines to keep routes open although there is a lack of passengers due to the escalating problem of the Coronavirus health emergency.  Airlines are being obliged to fly the slots they have, and if they fail to do so, their slots will be taken away from them and distributed to other parties. While in a normal situation this would be a completely understandable and defendable position, however with the spread of the Coronavirus and its devastating impact on travel this is ludicrous. Not only does this expose air crews to the unnecessary risk of getting infected, it also puts unnecessary strain on the environment, at a time when President Ursula von der Leyen’s European Green Deal commits to tackling climate and environmental-related challenges for the EU. </p> <p><br /> EurECCA therefore calls on all EU member states to be more flexible and allow airlines to suspend flights without them running the risk of losing their allocated flight slots.<br />  </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/ghost-flight" hreflang="en">ghost flight</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/coronavirus" hreflang="en">coronavirus</a></div> </div> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 18:15:01 +0000 catherine.lennon@eurecca.eu 155 at https://eurecca.eu UK to withdraw from EASA https://eurecca.eu/post/uk-withdraw-easa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">UK to withdraw from EASA</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-03/britishairways_21686791824314_0.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-03/britishairways_21686791824314_0.jpg?itok=pVl6UsVy" width="1110" height="600" alt="copyright British Airways" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/545" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="catherine.lennon@eurecca.eu">catherine.lenn…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/10/2020 - 18:55</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The UK will withdraw as a member state of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after 31 December 2020.  </p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In an interview with Aviation Week Network, British Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the UK will withdraw as a member state of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after a transition period and shift responsibility for aircraft certification and safety regulation to its own Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Outside of EASA membership, the UK will seek mutual recognition of certifications in bilateral agreements with other countries and blocs</p> <p>The break will happen after 31 December this year when EU law no longer applies to the UK, following its Brexit withdrawal.  </p> <p>For the full interview: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/safety-ops-regulation/uk-will-leave-easa-says-british-transportation-secretary </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:55:24 +0000 catherine.lennon@eurecca.eu 154 at https://eurecca.eu EurECCA calls for airlines to mitigate risk of coronavirus for cabin crew  https://eurecca.eu/post/eurecca-calls-airlines-mitigate-risk-coronavirus-cabin-crew <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">EurECCA calls for airlines to mitigate risk of coronavirus for cabin crew </span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-02/CORONAVIRUS.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-02/CORONAVIRUS.jpg?itok=tfsXgMaQ" width="1110" height="600" alt="CORONAVIRUS" title="safe work environment for cabin crew" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The thoughts of EurECCA are with the hundreds of thousands of cabin crew who are at the front line of the Wuhan-coronavirus. Although the virus is most prevalent in China and most flights between Europe and China have been stopped, this does not mean that cabin crew are not at risk of being infected. The spread of the virus is obviously accelerated by air travel and, as a result, the risk to cabin crew is growing.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>One of EurECCA’s core aims is to promote a safe work environment for cabin crew. Cabin crew are well trained to cope with medical emergencies on board and will act professionally in the face of any threat.  However EurECCA calls upon all airlines to put the health of cabin crew as a priority and help prevent the risk of them contracting the coronavirus or any other infectious disease.  We are asking airlines to supply cabin crew with adequate information and with materials such as mouth caps, alcoholic cleansing gels and prevention kits. The cabin of an aircraft must be a safe place to work.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:36:36 +0000 EurECCA 152 at https://eurecca.eu EurECCA meets with new SNPVAC board members https://eurecca.eu/post/eurecca-meets-new-snpvac-board-members <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">EurECCA meets with new SNPVAC board members</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-02/SNPVAC_0.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-02/SNPVAC_0.jpg?itok=H9BCaRo-" width="1110" height="600" alt="Pictured from left to right: Ricardo Panarroais, Annette Groeneveld, Luis Moreira and Xavier Gautier." title="Pictured from left to right: Ricardo Panarroais, Annette Groeneveld, Luis Moreira and Xavier Gautier." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/10/2020 - 21:38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Luis Moreira will become the new EurECCA board member&lt;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://eurecca.eu/page/who-we-are&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1581452432586000&amp;usg=AFQjCNH6PNJV6GZvHvumhOejKBNDaPF2rA" href="https://eurecca.eu/page/who-we-are" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://eurecca.eu/page<wbr></wbr>/who-we-are</a>&gt;, representing SNPVAC; we are delighted to welcome him on board!!  The ties between EurECCA and SNPVAC have always been close. Not only is SNPVAC one of the founding unions of EurECCA, the union traditionally hosts most of EurECCA board meetings and the annual conference.<br /><br /> Ricardo Panarroais is responsible for Sata international, Portugalia and external and internal communication and, last but not least, Ryanair. That is one of the most difficult files that SNPVAC is dealing with. They have been trying to hold effective talks with Ryanair for a long time, but so far have been unable to sign a CLA with the airline. We trust that an exchange of experiences of other EurECCA affiliated unions in Europe will help the talks run more smoothly. Discussions also included the possible participation SNPVAC in the FTL committee.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/cabin-crew-flighet-attendant-portugal-europe" hreflang="en">cabin crew- flighet attendant-portugal-europe</a></div> </div> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:38:24 +0000 EurECCA 151 at https://eurecca.eu First ever elections at Ryanair France – a huge step forward for cabin crew https://eurecca.eu/post/first-ever-elections-ryanair-france-huge-step-forward-cabin-crew <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">First ever elections at Ryanair France – a huge step forward for cabin crew</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-01/cover-visuelcommuniqueryanairtalk_0.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-01/cover-visuelcommuniqueryanairtalk_0.jpg?itok=L5wTteOL" width="1110" height="600" alt="Elections at Ryanair France" title="Elections at Ryanair France" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/17/2020 - 11:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After years of non-compliance with European and national law, Ryanair France has been obliged to hold the first ever elections for its cabin crew.</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>EurECCA congratulates its member SNPNC-FO for all its work to accomplish this and for succeeding in achieving an overwhelming participation of almost 80% of Ryanair’s cabin crew personnel. This election victory is just the first step in the colossal challenge for staff representatives to achieve acceptable and more importantly LEGAL working and remuneration conditions at Ryanair.</p> <p>EurECCA will continue to provide support to SNPNC-FO in its fight for fairness. Read more about it here (in French / en français):<a href="https://snpnc.org/content/snpnc/representants-personnel-chez-ryanair-france">https://snpnc.org/content/snpnc/representants-personnel-chez-ryanair-france</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:54:48 +0000 EurECCA 149 at https://eurecca.eu Happy New Year 2020 https://eurecca.eu/post/happy-new-year-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Happy New Year 2020</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-01/HNY20.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-01/HNY20.jpg?itok=WOrml4tk" width="1110" height="600" alt="Happy New Year" title="Happy New Year" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/14/2020 - 19:24</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As we close the year 2019 and look forward to 2020, the executive board would like to share with you a few highlights from the year, tell you about some of our plans for next year and ask for your support in asking your members to participate in a brand new survey to assess the issue of sexual harassment for air cabin crew and to find ways of addressing the problem.</p> <h2><u>Survey</u></h2> <p>EurECCA is currently researching the problem of sexual harassment within the airline industry, from both passengers and colleagues.  We are hoping to gain insights on the scale of the issue and how the problem could be addressed, so we invite all European cabin crew to have their say, voice their concerns and to share experiences.  We encourage everyone to complete this short survey, whether or not you have experienced any degree of sexual harassment.  All responses are anonymous; however if you wish to share your experiences you will have the opportunity to do so – and this can be “on” or “off the record”; the choice is yours. <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://eurecca.eu/surveyharassment&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1579107769368000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHdGhjuiBg8qlmXX21WGGfEMOGnUw" href="https://eurecca.eu/surveyharassment" target="_blank">https://eurecca.eu/<wbr></wbr>surveyharassment</a></p> <h2><u>Highlights</u></h2> <ul><li>In September we launched a new website, logo, url and email addresses! If you haven’t already had a look please go to <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.eurecca.eu&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1579110569139000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFQhRh7cZw9KdJ3fi61DxffIj1apA" href="http://www.eurecca.eu/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.eurecca.eu</a> and tell us what you think!</li> <li>After much lobbying and proving we are a credible and legitimate organisation representing cabin crew in Europe, we are now a key partner for the Sectoral Dialogue Committee on Civil Aviation.  This means talking about your issues right where it matters most.</li> <li>Key meetings with various European institutions including the European Commission, European Parliament</li> <li>Hearing on future low cost air travel with focus on the main challenges of competitiveness, safety and improving working conditions.</li> <li>Directly involved in the revision of the 'EU Air Services Regulation' (Reg. 1008/2008)</li> <li>Participation in the European Commission's consultation relating to regulation 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation.</li> <li>Joint Committee and the Expert Group meeting under the</li> <li>Agreement on Air Transport between Canada and the European Community and its Member States</li> <li>Cabin Air Workshop to share feedback and give recommendation for the nature of a possible future Research Project;</li> <li>Status of observer and invitation to the second meeting of the Working Group on self-employment and enforcement of applicable law</li> <li>Partnering with our colleagues in the European Cockpit Association to fight together on issues of common concern</li> <li>News &amp; press releases, position papers and statements</li> <li>New board elected at the annual EurECCA Conference which took place took place in Lisbon on 17th of October (for more info: <a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://eurecca.eu/post/annual-eurecca-conference-2019&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1579110569139000&amp;usg=AFQjCNErsLRzoSlXn_LEXi1_cbpKux8yyw" href="https://eurecca.eu/post/annual-eurecca-conference-2019" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://eurecca.eu/post/annual<wbr></wbr>-eurecca-conference-2019</a>)</li> </ul><p><strong>Executive board members :</strong><br />            New President - Groeneveld, Annette (VNC, Netherlands)<br />            New Vice President - Basarot, Corinne (STAVLA, Spain)<br />            Secretary General - Gautier, Xavier (SNPNC, France)<br /><strong>Other board members :</strong><br />            Processi, Massimiliano (ANPAC, Italy)<br />            Schwerthelm, Stefan (UFO, Germany)<br />            Strippoli, Micaela (UNSA, France)<br />            Vieira da Cruz Mesquita Diana Isabel (SNPVAC, Portugal)</p> <h2><u>2020 vision</u></h2> <p>These are the issues we will be working for you on next year.  Let us<br /> know if there are others!<br /> •       Ensuring fair competition inside and outside Europe<br /> •       The social challenges of mobile staff in aviation<br /> •       Principal place of business<br /> •       Ownership and control<br /> •       Temporary agency work<br /> •       Bogus Self-employment<br /> •       Posted workers<br /> •       Home base<br /><br /> Wishing you a very Happy New Year!</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:24:12 +0000 EurECCA 148 at https://eurecca.eu Sexual harassment within the airline industry survey https://eurecca.eu/post/sexual-harassment-within-airline-industry-survey <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sexual harassment within the airline industry survey</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2020-01/sexualharassment_0.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2020-01/sexualharassment_0.jpg?itok=s21kbQb5" width="1110" height="600" alt="SEXUEL HARASSMANT" title="airline industry survey" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/13/2020 - 15:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>EurECCA, your voice in Europe, is currently researching the problem of sexual harassment within the airline industry, from both passengers and colleagues.  We are hoping to gain insights on the scale of the issue and how the problem could be addressed, so we invite all European cabin crew to have their say, voice their concerns and to share experiences.  We encourage everyone to complete this short survey, whether or not you have experienced any degree of sexual harassment.  All responses are anonymous; however if you wish to share your experiences you will have the opportunity to do so – and this can be “on” or “off the record”; the choice is yours.</p> <p class="text-center"><a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="/webform/sharassment">Take the survey</a></p> <p class="text-center">NOTE: DEADLINE <strong>29 February 2020 </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:08:53 +0000 EurECCA 146 at https://eurecca.eu Annual EurECCA conference 2019 https://eurecca.eu/post/annual-eurecca-conference-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Annual EurECCA conference 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2019-10/EureCCA-team-at-the-annual-EurECCA-conference-2019_0_1.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2019-10/EureCCA-team-at-the-annual-EurECCA-conference-2019_0_1.jpg?itok=gJHfYOJB" width="1110" height="600" alt="Lisboa 2019" title="Lisboa 2019" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/18/2019 - 08:14</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>On the 17th of October, the annual EurECCA Conference took place in Lisbon. A new Board has been elected:<br /> - Groeneveld, Annette (VNC)<br /> - Basarot, Corinne (STAVLA)<br /> - Gautier, Xavier (SNPNC)<br /> - Strippoli, Micaela (UNSA)<br /> - Vieira da Cruz Mesquita Diana Isabel (SNPVAC)<br /> - Schwerthelm, Stefan (UFO)<br /> - Processi, Massimiliano (ANPAC)<br /><br /> Executive board members : <br /> - President: Annette GROENEVELD<br /> - Vice-President: Corinne BASAROT<br /> - Secretary-General: Xavier GAUTIER</p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-drupal-entity align-center"><div data-embed-button="media_entity_embed" data-entity-embed-display="entity_reference:media_thumbnail" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="8582acfa-f0be-4aeb-a6d9-d27fc4f09c9f" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-11/EureCCA-EXECUTIVE_BOARD_MEMBER.jpg" width="978" height="550" alt="EurECCA Executive Board Members" typeof="foaf:Image" /></div> <figcaption>The Executive Committee from right to left : Corinne BASAROT - Vice-President, Annette GROENEVELD - Xavier Gautier - General Secretary</figcaption></figure><hr /><h1><strong>Annual EurECCA conference on the 16th of May 2018</strong></h1> <p>The annual EurECCA- conference took place on the 16th of May at our founding member union SNPVAC in Lisbon, Portugal.</p> <p>This conference focussed on the various developments within Ryanair and their decision to start talks with cabin crew unions. The members discussed the many different situations in the relevant countries and how the members unions adjusted their individual strategy in the discussions with Ryanair.</p> <p>The two main issues are on the one hand the successful and historic strike in Portugal by our union SNPVAC, on the other hand, the ongoing negotiations of our Italian union ANPAC. The two developments clearly show the different settings the union are in. The conference jointly set up a working group on transnational airlines to exchange views and to share relevant information and developments in the various countries. The newly elected Executive Committee will conduct an assignment for that working- group soon.</p> <p>An important issue was the welcoming of a new member union from Greece. The cabin crew only union R.A.C.U. applied for membership and after going through the necessary legal procedures the conference adopted their application and welcomed then as a new full member union.</p> <p>Due to our statues, the board was open for election. <strong>The new board consists of :</strong></p> <div data-embed-button="media_entity_embed" data-entity-embed-display="entity_reference:media_thumbnail" data-entity-embed-display-settings="large" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="8f70d93c-2888-4a9d-bbbb-81102b6eb19c" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2019-10/EureCCA-team-at-the-annual-EurECCA-conference-2018_0.jpg?itok=a_cFqGcQ" width="1110" height="600" alt="Lisboa 2018" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /></div> <ul><li>Annette Groeneveld- VNC</li> <li>Corinne Basarot- STAVLA</li> <li>Luciana Passo- SNPVAC</li> <li>Micaela Strippoli- UNSA</li> <li>Christoph Drescher- UFO</li> <li>Xavier Gautier- SNPNC</li> <li>Massimiliano Procesi- ANPAC</li> </ul><p><strong>The Executive Committee consists of</strong></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-drupal-entity align-center"><div data-embed-button="media_entity_embed" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.full" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="507fc8ca-65ab-4a8c-9ba3-1393691071ef" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"><article class="media media--type-image media--view-mode-full"><div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2019-09/EurECCA-Executive-Committee2018.jpg"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/mt_landscape_image/public/2019-09/EurECCA-Executive-Committee2018.jpg?itok=4CPqb1KC" width="1110" height="600" alt="EurECCA executive comitee 2018" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-mt-landscape-image" /></a> </div> </article></div> <figcaption>The Executive Committee from left to right : Christoph Drescher - President, Luciana Passo- Vice-President and Xavier Gautier - General Secretary</figcaption></figure><ul><li>Christoph Drescher- President</li> <li>Luciana Passo- Vice- President and</li> <li>Xavier Gautier - General Secretary.</li> </ul><hr /><h1><strong>EurECCA's structure</strong></h1> <p>The EurECCA Conference is entitled all powers to cary on the objectives of EurECCA. It meets at least once a year at a date and place stipulated by the Board. The EurECCA Conference will serve as a general assembly for decisions legally prescribed and for the appointment of the President, Vice-President and General Secretary as well as the other members of the Board. The Conference also decides on constitutional changes, membership and budget and subscription decisions.<br /><br /><strong><strong>The Board:</strong></strong><br /> EurECCA is managed by the Board. The Board is comprised of at least 3 members up to a maximum of 7. Board members can come from full members only. The Board has 3 executive directors, a President, Vice-President and a General Secretary, coming from different members and different countries. All Board members will act collectively on behalf of all the members and in the interest of EurECCA.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Working Groups:</strong></strong><br /> The Working Groups assist in the decision making of the Board. They mainly focus on technical aspects and do not have any decision making power as such. All full members can delegate Working Group members that will work together under a protocol and a responsible Board member to prepare EurECCA positions on topics that support EurECCA's objectives.<br /><br /><strong><strong>Membership to EurECCA:</strong></strong><br /> All professional European cabin crew unions, whether independent or affiliated to a national union can apply for full membership of EurECCA. National unions in which the cabin crew section has the majority position and cabin crew unions from any other state bordering the EU and having close legislative and economic relations in the aviation sector can apply for full membership.  <br /> Full members hold a membership vote and card votes according to their number of affiliates. <br /> Cabin crew unions or associations who do not fullfil the requirements for full membership can become an associated member. They enjoy a consultative status.</p> <hr /><h1><strong>A closer look at EurECCA´s principals </strong></h1> <p><strong>All flight attendants count</strong><br /> At the core of EurECCA´s values is the single cabin crew member and its promotion. All we do, we do with a clear focus on the improvement of the living and working conditions of cabin crew in Europe. Through its independence and its open, inclusive policy, EurECCA gives a voice to those interests of cabin crew which are not heard in the European policy making process and politics in general. EurECCA gives these people and their interests a voice because every single cabin crew member counts.</p> <p><strong>Connecting Europe</strong><br /> EurECCA has been founded to articulate and develop the interest of affiliated national cabin crew unions on the European level. Therefore EurECCA tries to reduce the gap between independent unions in the EU and decision makers and policymakers in Brussels. As the European Union policy has become more important than nations policy, EurECCA is essential to influence European politics beyond national boundaries. By always respecting the different national frames and challenges in the respective countries, EurECCA connects between national and European policy by exchanging information and different experiences.<br /> Furthermore EurECCA connects cabin crews already represented and those working under unfair conditions in numerous European countries.</p> <p><strong>EurECCA policy areas</strong><br /> EurECCA concentrates on different policies such as Flight Time Limitation (FTL), European cabin crew license, working contracts as well as occupational health and safety matters.<br /> EurECCA also offers a platform for exchanging information and for coordinating transnational tasks on working and pay conditions.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/conference" hreflang="en">conference</a></div> </div> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:14:23 +0000 EurECCA 144 at https://eurecca.eu Petition calling for end to toxic aircraft cabin : Sign the petition here ! https://eurecca.eu/post/petition-calling-end-toxic-aircraft-cabin-sign-petition-here <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Petition calling for end to toxic aircraft cabin : Sign the petition here !</span> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="images-container clearfix"> <div class="image-preview clearfix"> <div class="image-wrapper clearfix"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="overlay-container"> <span class="overlay overlay--colored"> <a class="overlay-target-link image-popup" href="https://eurecca.eu/sites/default/files/2019-09/aerotoxic-770x499_1.jpg"></a> </span> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2019-09/aerotoxic-770x499_1.jpg?itok=l9rarfOe" width="1110" height="600" alt="toxic cabin air" title="toxic cabin air" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-large" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/536" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">EurECCA</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/04/2019 - 23:29</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-subheader field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Are you sick of the toxic, contaminated air in planes?  Sign the petition to put an end to it and make your health on-board a priority. In just a few days, the change.org petition she started has attracted signatures from more than 120,000 people – Trudie Dadd is hoping that at least 150,000 will join her in calling on governments to take action on this serious health issue. <strong>Sign the petition <a href="https://www.change.org/p/stop-contaminated-cabin-air-in-aircraft">here</a>.</strong></p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-mt-pst-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You as a passenger, but also pilots and flight attendants are at great risk to be exposed to neurotoxic breathing air on any flight in most aircraft ! Stop contaminated cabin air in aircraft!</p> <p>Every day, many millions of people board an aircraft, which has become a normal way of transportation in every day life. But what they do not know is that this flight could land them in a hospital or with debilitating illness because of exposure to toxic cabin air!</p> <p>It often begins with flu like symptoms: limb pain, dizziness, fatigue and nausea. Long-term damage to the nerves, the lungs, the cardiovascular system or cognitive impairment may follow.</p> <p>How do I know this? Because I am one of a growing number of people that has been affected. I had to end my flying career in 2016 following 2 onboard fume events within 1 year (2014/15) and the cumulative effects of 20+ years flying. My health had deteriorated badly and tests showed that chemicals used in aircraft engine oil were present in my body. My GP advised me to stop flying.</p> <p>The World Health Organization recently published a new study about aircraft cabin air quality and the illness related to being exposed to the toxic fumes: "AEROTOXIC SYNDROME: A NEW OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE?" which shows a definite connection between in-flight toxic fumes and health damage.</p> <p>Over many decades new victims have been added every day; it is now time to address the political leaders directly. The poisoning of human beings on flights cannot be tolerated any longer. This issue has been denied by the UK Government and airlines for too long.</p> <p>On 17th September 2017 EasyJet announced they will be fitting filters to their aircraft - Due to "health concerns".</p> <p>Politicians must stop ignoring this issue. Airline regulations must be implemented: aircraft must be fitted with SENSORS AND FILTERS and airlines must be placed under obligation to inform the public!</p> <p>'JUSTICE WILL NOT BE SERVED UNTIL THOSE WHO ARE UNAFFECTED ARE AS OUTRAGED AS THOSE WHO ARE.' - Benjamin Franklin. </p> <p><strong>Sign the petition <a href="https://www.change.org/p/stop-contaminated-cabin-air-in-aircraft">here</a>.</strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__item"><a href="/post-categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-pst-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/breaking" hreflang="en">Breaking</a></div> </div> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:29:39 +0000 EurECCA 80 at https://eurecca.eu