ITF and Qatari government continue talks with aim of safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have begun a new round of talks with the Qatari government’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the rights of transport workers in Qatar. They are the latest stage of a process begun via initial discussions between the Ministry and the ITF in 2016. In the […]


October 20, 2017

‘Is your life worth $100?’: Aviation experts warn against flying cost-cutter AirAsia (thenewdaily.com.au)

Aviation experts have warned that saving a buck isn’t worth your life, after a frightening mid-air incident on budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday. AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ535 from Perth to Bali reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure just 25 minutes into the flight, which came after a series […]


October 17, 2017

Colombia’s air traffic controllers union begin ‘work to rule’ in support of Avianca pilots (thecitypaperbogota.com)

Three weeks after 730 Avianca pilots affiliated with the ACDAC union walked-off the job causing widespread disruptions, on Monday, travelers in Bogotá’s El Dorado airport were subject to further delays when air-traffic controllers began a ‘work to rule’ action in support of the pilots. The Asociación Colombiana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (Acdecta) began slowing […]


October 10, 2017

Walking strong (goiam.org)

Last summer faced a challenge that would have stopped most people in their tracks. Thanks to her husband, her determination and her union family, she was able to get back on her feet, one being prosthetic. Caban has worked for Continental Airlines, now United, for more than 27 years in the customer service department. When […]


October 6, 2017

Hong Kong Express cabin crew seek to join trade union in wake of cancellation controversy (scmp.com)

More than 100 staff at the budget airline have agreed to join the Cabin Attendants Union in order to increase their bargaining power. More than half of the cabin crew members at budget airline Hong Kong Express are looking to step up their collective bargaining power by joining an industry trade union. The move – […]


Government accused of ‘sitting on its hands’ over Monarch’s future (unitetheunion.org)

The government’s Brexit uncertainty and failure to intervene contributed to Monarch going into administration, Britain’s largest union, Unite said today (Monday 2 October). Accusing the government of ‘sitting on its hands’, Unite urged the government to step in to assist one of the UK’s oldest airlines and provide clarity for the UK’s aviation industry by […]


October 2, 2017

Airlines cause one million minutes of delay while blaming others (ATCEUC, ETF and IFATSEA joint press statement)

The undersigned ATM Professional Staff Organisations note with great regret yet another attack of Airlines for Europe (A4E) on the European Air Traffic Management in the form of a joint letter of A4E member airlines’ CEOs to the European Air Navigation Service providers (ANSPs). The letter enumerates a number of ATM-related issues as cause for […]


September 26, 2017

ITF/ETF: Ryanair business model must reform now

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) today warned that Ryanair’s business model of outsourcing and the rejection of staff requests for better conditions and union representation is putting the airline’s future in doubt. The ITF revealed that, following the defeat for Ryanair/Crewlink at the European Court of Justice last […]


September 25, 2017