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Factsheet for measure EU-2020-42/1343 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 16 October 2020|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Measures to support a gradual relaunch of work
|Author||Barbara Surdykowska and Eurofound|
|Measure added||28 October 2020 (updated 05 November 2020)|
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the aerospace sector, most notably in civil aeronautics. The collapse of commercial flights, resulted in airlines cancelling or postponing new orders leading to disastrous effects on the European manufacturing sector. These included a huge reduction in demand, production cuts, transport restrictions, supply problems, delays, cash-flow problems and the stoppage of some ‘’noncritical’’ work.
On 16 October 2020 the European Trade Union IndustriAll representing, i.a. employees of this sector called for European solutions to rescue it presenting aerospace recovery plan ‘Flying into recovery’.
IndustriAll Europe stress that the European aerospace industry has long been a brilliant example of a truly European industrial project with a high-tech value chain spread right across Europe. Member States are currently scrambling for national solutions, forgetting the sector's European dimension that requires a European solution. European federation is calling for urgent action at European level and the immediate creation of a European Task Force which will implement European solutions to protect the sector and safeguard thousands of high-quality jobs throughout Europe.
IndustriAll Europe calls on EU policy makers to adopt an ambitious industrial recovery plan post COVID-19 that pays due attention to the needs of the aerospace sector and restores the capacity of the sector to generate the cashflows needed to invest in a sustainable future.
The plan is to maintain 600,000 jobs.
|Applies to all workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||No involvement|
|Form||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
An independent initiative of the European Trade Union IndustriAll.
Trade unions back their own initiative. The employers' reaction is as yet unknown.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C30 Manufacture of other transport equipment|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Trade unions call for aerospace recovery plan, measure EU-2020-42/1343 (measures in European Union), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EU-2020-42_1343.html
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