The consortium originally started in 1997. The original coalition consisted of four member associations representing the pilots from the interline/codeshare partners. It was then officially founded in 1998 in Tokyo with twelve pilots associations as the Alliance Coalition, thereby over one year before the official launch of the oneworld Alliance. In the following years oneworld continued to grow, which also increased the amount of unions taking part in the OCCC (nevertheless some unions had to leave due to changes in the oneworld airline structure).
All active member unions can be looked up in more detail individually in our section ‚Member Associations’.
Our primary target is to protect and enhance the professional interests of pilots in the oneworld Alliance. In order to achieve that goal representatives of all participating member associations meet on a regular basis to exchange information, knowledge and experience in the airline industry, including details of collective bargaining agreements, national laws and regulations.
Additionally we intercommunicate with the International Federation of Airline Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) and the European Cockpit Association (ECA):
What do we do?
Besides cooperation and coordination of actions all members of OCCC agree to respect the legitimate efforts of each member association to secure fair agreements with their respective airlines. We have a common understanding that an objective of future agreements between member associations and management should be to acknowledge the rights of our member associations to negotiate with their respective Alliance airline without interference of influence from other Alliance partners.
It is our belief that an intensive exchange in information and the developing of a common strategy is essential to prepare for the many challenges that member associations and members are certain to face in the future.