Eleventh meeting of the DANUBE FAB Social Consultation Forum (Poiana Brasov, Romania, 26 May 2016)
The eleventh DANUBE FAB Social Consultation Forum (SCF) was held in Romania on 26 May 2016. The meeting promoted social dialogue within the FAB and ensured that attention was given to the social issues arising from DANUBE FAB’s implementation. These regular consultations increase the mutual understanding between the social partners and their national member organizations ROMATSA and BULATSA.
The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Fanica CARNU, Director General, ROMATSA and by Mr. Georgi PEEV, Director General, BULATSA. Both director generals encouraged social partners to participate actively in the meeting, noting the many recent operational changes to be discussed and the importance of social dialogue between all parties involved.
The staff representative bodies of the two ANSPs were presented with current FAB developments, particularly activities since the last Social Consultation Forum. Efficient operations in the DANUBE FAB Cross Border Sectors and the evolution of DANUBE FAB Free Route Airspace were both key topics of discussion.
In particular, the effects of the recent re-organisation of the airspace over the Black Sea was debated. Whist allowing major capacity gains across the region, the traffic changes will challenge ATCO workload over the summer season. Constructive discussions to resolve these issues were held, which will be followed up under the operational committees of the DANUBE FAB.
Having in mind that the Strategic Program 2016-2020 and the Annual Plan for 2016 were adopted by the Governing Council, discussions took place regarding the status of planned activities, focusing primarily on the high-priority projects such as the DANUBE FAB RP2 Performance Plan, common procurements and technical rationalization and infrastructure.
The next SCF meeting will be held in second half of 2016 in the Republic of Bulgaria, following the eight meetings of the DANUBE FAB ANSP Board and Governing Council.