This quick, concise and anonymous online survey is the opportunity for European pilots to rate their airlines and determine where they sit on the social/unsocial scale.
Pilots will be asked to answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a number of questions on the use of atypical employment models, contractual arrangements, as well as on representative rights, work-life balance and overall worker satisfaction at their airlines. The intention is to take stock of pilot satisfaction in Europe’s cockpits. The answers will be processed and analysed resulting in airlines being appraised.
This survey, which takes only 2-3 minutes to complete, comes at a time when ECA is fighting for pilots’ need for social legislation in aviation at EU level. Disappointingly, the European Commission has announced the delay of the revision of the EU Air Services Regulation 1008/2008 which represents the biggest opportunity to implement such legislation!
The result of the poll will be showcased on ECA’s website together with quotes from pilots sharing their insights into their airlines’ working conditions. We hope that the data compiled will serve as a useful tool for ECA’s campaign for social aviation, provide useful data for the European pilot community and useful feedback for the airlines. We also hope it will serve to raise the awareness of all interested parties, including the travelling public, and provide input for national & European policy-makers and the related decision-making process.