Restructuring of Civil Aviation: Consequences for Management and Personnel. Reference Document / Issues Paper for Discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Civil Aviation: Social

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Restructuring of civil aviation: Consequences for management and personnel. Reference document. Sectoral Activities Programme. Geneva, 2001. vi + 97 pp. Tables, boxes, figures. 17.50 Swiss francs. ISBN 92-2-112759-1.

Issues paper for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Civil Aviation: Social and Safety Consequences of the Crisis subsequent to 11 September 2001. Sectoral Activities Programme. Geneva, 2002. iv + 48 pp. Statistical annex. 15 Swiss francs. ISBN 92-2-112823-7.

In 2000, the ILO decided to include in its programme of sectoral meetings for 2002-03 a tripartite meeting on the consequences of restructuring in civil aviation. Accordingly, the first of the two reports presented here was prepared to reflect the situation in the industry as at the end of July 2001. The second report was prepared after the events of 11 September, and an initial informal meeting on the impact of those events was held in October 2001.

The first report (Reference document) successively examines the economic reasons for the restructuring of civil aviation, technological and other developments, and the restructuring of the industry: deregulation, liberalization, privatization and/or commercialization, outsourcing of non-core activities. The consequences for management are connected with the following issues: mergers and acquisitions, the value of alliances, reaching the customer, managing competition, and leasing. For personnel, the issues are employment, skill shortages, training and licensing, productivity, wages and working conditions, gender equality, and international trade union cooperation. Occupational safety and health, violence and stress are discussed in a separate chapter, as is the role of social dialogue in restructuring.

The second report (Issues paper) opens with the following observation: "The events of 11 September 2001 were unlike any other shock experienced in the history of civil aviation. …