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Factsheet for measure EU-2021-9/1782 – measures in European Union
|Country||European Union , applies eu-wide (or beyond)|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 24 February 2021|
|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||04 March 2021 (updated 17 March 2021)|
Ahead of the 1 March 2021 Extraordinary meeting of Ministers of Tourism, 14 European stakeholders in aviation and tourism have urged the Portuguese presidency of the EU to put their efforts into the coordination of all restrictive measures related to COVID-19.
According to their view unilateral approaches implemented by the Member States inevitably risk harming the EU both economically and socially. A clear set of coordinated measures will help restore public confidence and is the only chance to save the upcoming summer season. Failure to do so could lead to hundreds of thousands of additional job losses across Europe.
The signatories: Airline Catering Association (ACA), Airline Coordination Platform (ACP), Airlines for Dialogue (A4D), Airlines for Europe (A4E), Airport Services Association (ASA), Airports Council International – Europe (ACI Europe), Air Traffic Controllers European Union Coordination (ATCEUC), Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), European Cockpit Association (ECA), European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT), European Regions Airline Association (ERA), Europeans for Fair Competition (E4FC), European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), UNI Europa.
The associations call for EU harmonization on the following matters:
Additionally, set of rules concerning following topics is needed:
Other groups of workers
Sector specific set of companies
||Applies to all citizens|
EU level social partners
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have jointly designed the desired activities. The monitoring and implementation phase is with governments and the EU.
The view of the social partners is supportive of their own initiative.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H51 Air transport|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Restoring the European tourism sector and air connectivity: Call for a coordinated approach, measure EU-2021-9/1782 (measures in European Union), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EU-2021-9_1782.html
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