Ryanair’s winter of discontent (bloomberg.com)

  The budget airline’s first strike is a battle for our times. By Chris Bryant Ryanair Holdings Plc’s winter of discontent is coming. Unhappy with their working conditions and the budget airline’s refusal to recognize collective bargaining, pilots are set to strike for the first time in Europe in the run-up to Christmas. A reckoning […]


December 15, 2017

ITF/ETF support FNV Cabine challenge to KLM/Royal Dutch Airlines

The ITF/ETF affiliated FNV Cabine union has called a 24-hour strike for 8 January 2018 over a long-running deadlock with KLM/Royal Dutch Airlines over the cutting of cabin crew numbers on some long-haul flights. The union has already carried out short stoppages and work-to-rule action against the measure, which is due to reduce the number […]


December 14, 2017

Statement on the organising effort at LHT Puerto Rico by the IAMAW

Lufthansa Technik Union Network members fully support the struggle of LHT Puerto Rico workers to organise under the wide and strong roof of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). We are ready to do whatever we can to unite our forces to stand in solidarity with them in your fight. Lufthansa Technik […]


December 11, 2017

JetBlue flight attendants have filed for a union election (forbes.com)

The Transport Workers Union filed signatures with the National Mediation Board on Wednesday, seeking a union representation election for JetBlue’s 5,000 flight attendants. “JetBlue flight attendants have come to the realization that the company does not have their best interests in mind,” said John Samuelsen, TWU international president. “They have come to the right place, […]


December 7, 2017

Transport Workers Union reaches flight attendant deal at Allegiant and looks to JetBlue (forbes.com)

Allegiant Airlines and the Transport Workers Union say they have negotiated a tentative agreement for the first contract ever signed by the carrier’s 1,150 flight attendants. Allegiant, a Las Vegas-based ultra-low-cost carrier, first offered scheduled service in 1998. TWU organized the flight attendants in 2010 and began contract talks in June 2011. An initial tentative […]


November 23, 2017

ETF ATCEUC joint statement: “Our rights your safety”

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched today a campaign to oppose the European Commission will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers(ATCOs)’ right to strike. Indeed, Commission encroaches the national sovereignty of Member States as the right to strike falls outside the scope […]


November 20, 2017

47th IFATSEA Assembly (atn.aero)

IFATSEA’s 47th General Assembly was recently held from November 6 to 10 in Montreal, Canada. In addition to welcoming new members, delegates heard from prominent speakers in each of the following areas: industry, government and international federations. (…) Mr. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez of the International Transport Workers Federation addressed the Assembly. Mr Rodriguez explained the […]


Too fat to fly? (dotemirates.com)

Employees from regional carriers including Qatar Airways have confided to Arab News that they have faced being grounded or have been “humiliated” by their employers for being overweight. A former Qatar Airways cabin member, who asked to be quoted by his first name “Martin,” said when he worked for the Doha-based airline he was sent […]


November 13, 2017