Who we are

ATCEUC and ETF are two European Union’s organizations that together represent all the professional staff operating in the Air Traffic Control Services in Europe with more than 30.000 affiliates.

We represent staff in more than 30 countries in Europe and our experts are involved in all the most important activities related to the different bodies in the European Air Traffic Management sector.

Both organisations are recognized social partners at EU level.



The ATCEUC was created in 1989 and is currently composed of 32 professional and autonomous trade unions representing more than 14000 Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) and Air Traffic Safety Engineering Personnel (ATSEP) throughout Europe. 

ATCEUC was created to speak with a single voice on behalf of European ATCOs and ATSEPs in order to have a stronger say in EU decision-making.

ATCEUC promotes the views of its members at the European level and take full advantage of ATCOs’ and ATSEPs’ knowledge with regard to technical and social issues.

ATCEUC is involved in every work group where its expertise might be called for: EASA, EGHD, SESAR, ICB, EUROCONTROL, Performances and in Social dialogue as a recognised European social partner in the Sectorial Social Dialogue Committee civil aviation ATM WG.

The current President of the ATCEUC is Volker Dick.


The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is a pan-European trade union organisation which embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Central and Eastern European countries.

The European Transport Workers’ Federation was created at a founding congress in Brussels on 14-15 June 1999.

The ETF has affiliated unions which organise workers in railways, road transport and logistics, maritime transport, ports and docks, inland waterways, fisheries, tourism and aviation.

The ETF represents more than 5 million transport workers from more than 230 transport unions and 41 European countries. In aviation, the ETF speaks on behalf of 386.000 employees.

The ETF is recognised as Social Partner in 7 European Social Dialogue Committees and represents the interests of transport workers across Europe vis-à-vis the EU Institutions and Stakeholders.

The current President of the ETF ATM Committee is Charles-André Quesnel.