Strong support for British Airways cabin crew in strike against poverty pay (

Day one of a three day strike by cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet was being strongly supported today (Thursday 19 January), with striking crew members joining picket lines at Heathrow Airport to protest over poverty pay. Drawing massive support from airport workers and the public, the members of Britain’s largest union, Unite […]

January 20, 2017

ETF calls upon Aviapartner to respect its workers

Today, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its affiliates from  Belgium, Germany and Italy are leafleting workers at Aviapartner to raise  awareness about the problems they are facing with the company’s management. Despite numerous attempts to engage into social dialogue, there is a persisting  lack of good industrial relations between the workers and the […]

January 17, 2017

Chilean unions in solidarity with BA mixed fleet workers

BA mixed fleet workers met in Santiago with solidarity messages from ITF affiliated unions in Chile. The message is clear from workers world wide, #Stronger together.  #fatcatwednesday was Monday for Willie Walsh and Tuesday for Alex Cruz @British_Airways  #BAlowpaynoway  #MFUnite  

January 5, 2017

BA cabin crew to stage 48-hour strike (

British Airways cabin crew are to stage a 48-hour strike after rejecting an offer aimed at resolving a pay dispute. The union said the strike had been called in a bid to improve the “poverty pay” of cabin crew employed in its mixed fleet who have joined the airline since 2010. Mixed fleet cabin crew […]

Trolley dolly folly: Many airlines shamelessly exploit female sexuality

The Economist, explains how many airlines have reverted to backward practices that objectify women cabin crew. Unions have long fought, so that airlines, travellers and the general public value the major health and safety role that cabin crew workers play and this article sites practices that are alarming on grounds of worker rights and could pose […]

More than 2,500 BA cabin crew could go on strike over Christmas (TheGuardian)

Union representatives to decide what action to take after staff at Heathrow-based mixed fleet unit vote for walkout over pay. More than 2,000 British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow could go on strike over Christmas after voting overwhelmingly in favour of walkouts in a dispute over pay. Cabin crew in BA’s mixed fleet unit […]

December 15, 2016

Australian airports at risk of major security breaches, experts warn (

The safety of millions of Christmas travellers has been put at risk by government inaction over urgent concerns about the security of the nation’s airports, experts have warned. The story concerning the safety of Australian airports has many strands, all of them alarming. A Senate inquiry into aviation and airport security is yet to report […]

November 28, 2016

ITF and ETF press Lufthansa Technik over negotiations

The letter was sent on behalf of the LHT union network on 18 November and appeals to LHT chair and chief executive Carsten Spohr to intervene and ensure that the company resumes negotiations for a full and fair settlement of issues concerning workers in the wide body aircraft maintenance department. ITF civil aviation section secretary […]

November 23, 2016