Social Partners in Europe

Social dialogue is an integral part of the Single European Sky. In order to fulfil this obligation, the European Commission has set up sectoral social dialogue committees. One of these is the aviation sectoral social dialogue committee. Under this sits the ATM social dialogue working group.

The European Commission (DG EMPL) facilitates each of these meetings once a year. The employers are represented by CANSO and the staff, by the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) who have agreed to share their seats with the Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC). Together, these 3 entities represent the social partners in ATM.