Workers across the aviation ecosystem have been at the forefront of this pandemic.
We are fully committed to playing our role in supporting the aviation sector’s transition to a sustainable future. But we want to remind policymakers, be them at the EU or national level, that it is in their hands to take the necessary decisions to ensure a just transition – including social dialogue at all levels, upskilling and reskilling – to allow our workers to adapt to new technologies and the specificities of the work in the sector. This Declaration sets our demands as a pre-requisite if we are to ensure the sector transitions to climate neutrality and further. There will be no green transition without a just transition!
Trade unions stand with the signatories of the Declaration in calling for the decarbonization of the aviation industry and to ensure a sustainable future for aviation. For this, systemic change in the sector is needed, including investments in new skills, substantial investments in research and development, and a significant increase in SAF production and uptake. Trade unions across Europe support this call and will support Member States and signatories in achieving the aims of the Declaration.