JetBlue, United And Delta Face Union Pressure As Airlines Remain A Labor Stronghold (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed Photo: ALPA Despite being under attack throughout the U.S., the labor movement remains active in the airline industry, which is experiencing the highest profits in its history. U.S. airlines have been profitable since 2010, reaching a record $25.6 billion in 2015 profits. Typically, carriers have passed gains on to workers in the […]


February 5, 2018

Fiji crisis: ITF & ITUC alert the ILO

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today written to the director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) calling on him to urgently intervene in the unfolding situation in Fiji. The general secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Council, Felix Anthony, was interrogated by police on consecutive days – […]


January 27, 2018

ITF welcomes win for Fijian aviation workers

The ITF has welcomed the ruling by the Fijian Employment Relations Tribunal that ordered the return of all Air Terminal Services (ATS) employees illegally locked out since December 16, 2017. In addition to ordering the return of all workers, on 20 January the tribunal ordered that all pay and entitlements from the time of the […]


January 24, 2018

Fiji judge orders end to month-long lockout of airport workers (radionz.co.nz)

A Fiji judge has ordered an end to the month-long lockout of workers at the country’s main international airport. More than 200 service and maintenance workers have been suspended without pay since December, when they attended a meeting to discuss grievances with their employer, ATS. ATS said the gathering amounted to illegal strike action, and […]


January 20, 2018

Fiji: End the lockout at Nadi Airport (LabourStart)

Workers at Fiji’s international airport have been locked out since before Christmas because they dared to challenge management. The company that provides ground services at the airport is owned mostly by the Fijian government, but 49% of the shares are owned by the workers. For that reason, the workers tried to raise issues at shareholder […]


January 4, 2018

ITF warns tourists as airport lock-out continues in Fiji

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today joined unions and workers from around the world in condemning Air Terminal Services (ATS) and the Fijian Government’s handling of the lock-out of 250 workers by the management of the government-owned ATS. Paddy Crumlin, president of the ITF, appealed to the Fijian Government to intervene and protect workers, […]


December 21, 2017

ITF backs workers in Fiji airport dispute

The ITF has joined unions and workers from around the world and condemned Air Terminal Services (ATS) and the Fijian Government’s handling of the lock-out of 250 workers. The management of government-owned ATS is behind the lock-out of ground crew at Nadi International Airport – including baggage handlers, check-in staff, engineers and caterers – who […]


Ryanair confirms it will recognise cabin crew unions

In a statement Ryanair said that as per their historic decision to recognise unions for the first time, which was announced last Friday, they will look to meet with other unions “in due course”. “Ryanair is moving to recognise unions, starting this week with meetings with Irish, German and Portuguese pilot unions. It will lead […]


December 19, 2017