The 2017 Pilot Unity Fund

€149,783 of €100,000 goal

Raised by 1,479 people in 4 months
Help pilots stand up for their rights

Nobody should be afraid to speak up, be a whistle blower or stick his/her neck out.

Yet a handful of European airlines still prefer to intimidate, subtly pressure or completely silence their crews. Management strategies from the union-busting handbook have obstructed pilots from speaking with one voice.

Some who dared to speak up in the past were singled out, disciplined or fired.



Now, the recent cancellation crisis shows there is a new generation of pilots to act . They no longer agree with having their contracts changed unilaterally (when they have a contract at all…). They want to negotiate as a group, on equal terms with their management. They want to elect their pilot leaders. They want their representatives to stand up and speak on their behalf, without fear of punishment or worse - losing their job.

This #PilotUnity struggle is more intense than ever before. And pilots need your support!



We have set up this benevolent fund to provide a safety net for pilot leaders. It is available to those who find themselves out of a job in direct consequence of stepping forward as a representative to voice concerns and to assert the pilot profession’s right to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining.

The fund is administered by the European Cockpit Association on behalf of the entire pilot community, with the sole purpose to provide financial security to such pilot leaders, having distinguished themselves in the struggle for collective representation.

Whether you have been a vocal supporter of fair direct employment, or you too are a flying professional, or you believe that all people are entitled to stand up for their rights without being punished for it, you can show your support by contributing to this #PilotUnity Fund.

The recent momentum creates the opportunity for historical change. But the precondition to achieve it is that we stand strong and united behind the colleagues who put themselves in the forefront. With this #PilotUnity fund we are assuring them that they have nothing to fear, and at the same time spreading the message that the pilot community is one, united and determined to go in one direction.  


Details on how the #PilotUnity fund will be administered are available on ECA’s website [see pdf ]. If you are considering a major donation that might need specific consideration, please get in touch with ECA first.

Thank you for your support!
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We're glad to have reached the €100.000 milestone in such a short time. It's an incredible achievement & shows the level of commitment of the entire pilot community.

Thank you for the support of this #PilotUnity fund!

Stay tuned for more information -- follow us on Twitter @eu_cockpit: https://twitter.com/eu_cockpit

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanCockpitAssociation/

or check out our website: www.eurocockpit.be
100K reached
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We have raised over 70.000 € for pilot leaders. This fund is for you. This is YOUR safety net! Support #PilotUnity, spread the word & donate
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We've raised over 40.000 € so far for the #PilotUnity fund with your help & generous donations.

Let your colleagues & friends know about this crowdfund so we can build a true safety net for pilot leaders!

Thank you!

European Cockpit Association
#PilotUnity
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The 2017 #PilotUnity Fund has reached 51% of its goal. Thank you!
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Air Canada Pilots Association ACPA
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
4
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We understand the critical importance of organizing pilots across borders as operators like Ryanair push the acceptable limits of stable employment and social responsibility in their relentless quest for profit. The pilots of Ryanair are laying the groundwork for other pilot groups to follow, organizing in the airline global age. (read full http://bit.ly/2E5WFbh)

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€100
Matthias Grotemeyer
1 month ago

For the heros of the day!

€100
Anonymous
2 months ago
€50
Anonymous
2 months ago
€50
Anonymous
2 months ago
NM
€100
Nicholas Mathers
2 months ago

Well done

SU
€3,225
Star Air Cockpit Union
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2

Dear ECA Thanks for your tremendous work in creating fair working conditions across Europe. We the pilots in Star Air Cockpit Union truly believe that we with the RyanAir scenario are facing one of the moments in our professional careers that calls for extraordinary commitment. In this light we have decided to contribute with € 3.225. Best regards SAC On behalf of the SAC Board Mikkel Guldmann, Chairman

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3 months ago
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