MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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5.2.2015
PE549.927v01-00
 
B8-0134/2015

pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure


on unfair social practices in the air transport sector in Europe


Marie-Christine Arnautu

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on unfair social practices in the air transport sector in Europe  
B8-0134/2015

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services(1),

–       having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1899/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 on the harmonisation of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation(2),

–       having regard to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Council Directive 91/670/EEC, Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 and Directive 2004/36/EC(3),

–       having regard to Commission Regulation (EU) No 83/2014 of 29 January 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council(4),

–       having regard to the Commission’s guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines of 20 February 2014,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas aviation is a dynamic sector but one which is highly dependent on economic cycles, the geopolitical context and the price of fuel;

B.     whereas low-cost airlines in Europe have developed everywhere by circumventing labour law and social protection rules;

C.     whereas several of these airlines have been convicted in France for violation of these rules;

D.     whereas some of these airlines have subsidiaries in tax havens such as Jersey or the Cayman Islands;

E.     whereas European social regulations are insufficient to prevent unfair social practices;

1.      Calls for the ‘home base’ to be the rule with respect to the application of labour law;

2.      Calls for self-employment status to be properly regulated in order to prevent fraud;

3.      Calls on the Commission to take appropriate measures to prevent any unfair social practices by low-cost airlines to the detriment of the social protection of employees and passenger safety;

4.      Calls for investigations to be conducted with a view to preventing unfair competition from these companies;

5.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council and the Member States.

(1)

OJ L 18, 21.1.1997, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 377, 27.12.2006, p. 1.

(3)

OJ L 79, 19.3.2008, p. 1.

(4)

OJ L 28, 31.1.2014, p. 17.

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