Concerns over remote digital towers (shetnews.co.uk)

Unions and local politicians have voiced serious concern after it emerged that Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (HIAL) is looking at proposals to do away with air traffic control towers across its network of airports. Dozens of highly skilled and well paid jobs could be on the line if HIAL centralises air traffic control to […]


May 18, 2017

ITF unions show support for Bermuda people’s movement

ITF unions have sent letters of support after the authorities in Bermuda brought politically motivated charges against union and community protest leaders who have led a campaign against a deal to rebuild the island’s main airport. The Bermudan government wants to sign a contract with AECON, giving the Canadian corporation control of the airport for […]


May 12, 2017

Campaign reveals TiSA threat to jobs and rights

A new campaign to be launched tomorrow by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) reveals the threat to jobs and workers’ rights posed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The new project enlists the power of trade unions to fight back against the deal, which has been negotiated in virtual secrecy by the European […]


May 11, 2017

TiSA means trouble for transport workers

How unions can halt this secretive trade deal TiSA – the Trade in Services Agreement – is a vast international trade deal being negotiated, mostly in secret, by 22 nations as well as the European Union, with its 28 member countries. It is dedicated to securing free trade, even if it means prioritising the ambitions […]


Seven European pension schemes ditch Ryanair stock (Financial Times)

Seven European pension schemes overseeing nearly €300bn of assets have pulled their investments in Ryanair due to concerns about high-profile labour disputes involving the budget airline. Denmark’s largest pension fund, ATP, and Folksam, the Swedish retirement scheme, are among the large investors that have sold their holdings in Ryanair at a time of growing concern […]


May 9, 2017

ITF calls for the cancellation of the ban on carrying electronic devices out of eight countries

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) calls on the US and the UK governments to cancel their decisions of putting restrictions on carrying electronic devices out of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. The ITF considers such decisions as discriminatory actions against passengers and airlines from certain countries without clear reasons […]


April 18, 2017

IAM Achieves Recognition and First Contract at OSM Aviation Short Haul U.S. (businesswire.com)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today [29 March 2017] announced that following a showing of interest from a majority of OSM Short Haul U.S. flight attendants, the company formally recognized the IAM as their collective bargaining representative in accordance with the Railway Labor Act. These approximately 40 US-based IAM-represented flight attendants […]


March 30, 2017

Joint ETF-ECA Statement on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Time for AVIATION to embody SOCIAL Europe 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome   This year we, as Europeans, will celebrate 60 years of the greatest and most successful peace accord in the world. 60 years ago, the Treaty of Rome was signed laying its foundations, and those of the world’s biggest international single […]


March 24, 2017