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:
On 7 March 2017, BeCA held its annual General Assembly. Below, our members can download the report and the presentations of the meeting.
EU Jobs for EU Pilots!
On 3 April, BeCA held a Press Conference to raise awareness on three main issues that seriously threaten our jobs in the cargo sector in Belgium and Europe. We explained how (1) the traffic rights granted to Ethiopian Airlines by Ms. Galant; (2) the illegal operations performed by US operators in Europe; and (3) a proposal by the European Commission to liberalise wet lease are putting the jobs (our jobs) of hundreds of Europeans at stake.