Member Mail 3 / 2022

1 May – Peace, Freedom, Solidarity
GM SEV-GATA on 17 May in Zurich: Register

Dear colleagues

This year's Labour Day is set in an unusual reality. Some keywords:

  • War in Ukraine
  • Thousands of refugees
  • Companies in Switzerland experience "post-Covid upswing"
  • Lack of employees
  • Savings plans of companies in our industry
  • Supply bottlenecks
  • Inflation after increased energy and fuel prices

Within all this chaos, the trade unions are calling for participation in the numerous 1st of May rallies. This year's slogan is "Peace, Freedom, Solidarity | 1st of May, 2022 in Switzerland" ( lists all 1st of May demonstrations and rallies with information on location, time and speakers).

We must uphold and defend our values if

  • we meet people on the run,
  • the wage gap continues to widen,
  • the tax policy favors those who are already privileged,
  • old-age provision provokes injustice,
  • companies try to abuse crises to reorganize and worsen working conditions.

As trade unions, we know that only our unbroken resistance to any kind of injustice will enable our society to progress and develop further. This is our annual call: "Long live international solidarity!" It carries a frighteningly urgent significance this year.

SEV-GATA is committed to the values of peace, freedom, solidarity and specifically to the improvement of your working conditions – for you, with you.

Your membership pays off – personally and individually!
Your membership pays off – for peace, freedom and solidarity!

Your colleagues ought to become part of our movement as well … with a membership at SEV-GATA (link to advertising bonus).

I am looking forward to meeting you in person at one of our 1st of May events or at our General Meeting on May 17, 2022. All members have received an invitation. Get your registration in immediately via email to Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. The registration deadline is on 8 May. New members can download the invitation after submitting their declaration of membership and register by email in due time.  

Long live international revolutionary solidarity!

Warmest regards, 

Philipp Hadorn, President

SEV-GATA, your union in the aviation industry
Philipp Hadorn, President GATA: SEV-Aviation
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