Atypical Employment in the Aviation Sector


The European labour market is confronted with some fundamental changes, in particular characterised by growing flexibility and fragmentation, where some employers are more and more relying on the phenomena of outsourcing and downsizing. The labour market is more and more characterised by atypical employment including (bogus) self-employed workers situations with a great diversity in the range of different types of workers, all contributing to the growing pan-European labour market but creating, in some cases, distortion in the market.

These new forms of employment in the aviation sector have been the subject of an independent scientific study (online survey & case studies in 11 countries) conducted by Ghent University (Department of Social Law). The study is co-financed by the European Commission and carried out on behalf of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Civil Aviation, which comprises the social partners from the airlines, both employers and employees.

The full study can be downloaded via the link below.

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