On 17 November, IFALPA published a Safety Bulletin on operations at Palermo airport.
Due to WIP at LICJ, reduced runway lengths can be further affected by the lack of runway edge lights and ILS. Therefore in certain wx conditions, the airport would be technically closed at night. At the same time Trapani airport (LITC) (first alternate) may be partially closed!
Adoption of Constitution & Bylaws
BeCA Office, 18 December, 11:00 AM
The BeCA Executive Committee has finalized the revision of our Constitution (Statuts/Statuten) and Bylaws (ROI/RIO) and wishes to submit the proposed amendments to vote to our members. As a consequence, we are organizing an Extraordinary General Assembly. Several reasons convinced us of the necessity to update our Constitution and Bylaws:
Nobody should be afraid to speak up, be a whistle blower or stick his/her neck out. Yet a handful of European airlines still prefer to intimidate, subtly pressure or completely silence their crews. Management strategies from the union-busting handbook have obstructed pilots from speaking with one voice.
Some who dared to speak up in the past were singled out, disciplined or fired.
In a common letter signed by around 45 Ryanair bases in Europe (representing around 1500 Ryanair pilots in total), pilots are giving an ultimatum to their management: it's time for implementing common working conditions and allowing collective representation and fair social dialogue, to ensure a stable and positive future for the company and its employees.
Ryanair’s Irish fiction refuted by European Court of Justice
Irish plane, Irish employee? Court of Justice says ‘No’
Today the EU Court of Justice has published its ‘Ryanair’ judgement on the Home Base issue. The result is very positive and goes beyond our expectations: