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Skycontrol represents all the controllers at Geneva Area Control Centre (ACC) and Lugano Tower. It also represents a portion of the controllers at Zurich ACC, Bern Tower, Geneva Apron, Sion Tower and Grenchen Tower. The number of members at 1.4.1998 was 197.
The aim of the Association is the maintenance and improvement of professional, social and economic interests and ideals of controllers with regard to their employer (Swisscontrol), those authorities responsible for air safety, other organisations involved in Civil Aviation and also with regard to the general public.
At national level, Skycontrol is one of the social partners of Skyguide. The other partners are Aerocontrol (at Zurich), the APTC (Geneva Tower) and the VFSP that represents personnel who are not Air Traffic Controllers. Open and frank discussion takes place between the various associations with regard to relevant company issues.
Skycontrol has a trade union aspect, insofar as it negotiates the Collective Working Contract for its members and participates in the Committee that ensures social parity. It is also a professional association that participates actively on the Technical and Operations Committee, monitoring technical developments to ensure they are carried out in a harmonious way. Skycontrol watches to ensure that at an operational level, various matters are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with ICAO regulations. Skycontrol also participates on the ATIR Commission (Air Traffic Incident Report).
On an international level, Skycontrol also has two aspects.
On the union side it is a founder member (and is still active) in the ATCEUC (Air Traffic Controllers European Unions' Co-ordination), the platform for co-ordination for all issues concerning ATC policy of the European Community.
On the professional side Skycontrol is a member of IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controller's Associations). It has held a position in Standing Committee 1 (Technical) and is represented in the three temporary Committees (Administration, Technical and Professional).
The Staff Associations of Skyguide mandated Skycontrol to represent their professional interests (GEPEL) and social issues (GIE) during the Franco-Swiss negotiations for the Bi-national Centre.