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.
Irish plane, Irish employee? Court of Justice says ‘No’
European pilots welcome the landmark judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink. The decision brings a definitive end to Ryanair’s fiction of considering a Ryanair plane as Irish territory, with Irish employees, subject to Irish jurisdiction. This claim has incorrectly designated Irish courts having jurisdiction over thousands of pilots and cabin crew and has deprived many of them from access to legal help at the place where they actually work.
On 7 June 2017, following a new failure at Belgocontrol, the Belgian Cockpit Association published a Press Release urging Belgocontrol to immediately take all appropriate measures to ensure air safety. Download Press Release (in French and Dutch).
Brussels, 20 April 2017
BeCA takes the opportunity of the press conference organised this Thursday by FedEx in its Liège hub to raise some concerns regarding the future of ASL Airlines Belgium (ASLB).
On 3 April 2017, BeCA held a press conference to raise awareness about three issues threatening the future of cargo in Belgium and Europe. Belgium and the European Commission must act now to protect the jobs of hundreds of Europeans.