Union delegation backs Philippine aviation workers

A delegation from the the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the ITF’s European arm, visited the Philippine embassy in Belgium this week in support of aviation workers in the Philippines who are facing mass dismissal. ETF general secretary Eduardo Chagas and ETF political secretary for civil aviation François Ballestero visited the embassy in Brussels on […]

January 27, 2011

Aviation maintenance workers in Turkey win settlement

Union representing aviation maintenance workers in Turkey reached an agreement on pay and conditions earlier this week. The deal was brokered just hours before the union was scheduled to announce its intention to take strike action. The ITF-affiliated Turkish civil aviation union Hava-Is reached the settlement with management at Turkish Technic Inc, a Turkish Airlines […]

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Irish aviation workers in dispute over rosters

A union representing cabin crew workers in Ireland is seeking third party intervention in a dispute over new rosters imposed by airline managers.

January 21, 2011

British Airways cabin crew plan new tactics for industrial action

Different guerilla-style tactics, such as work to rule, planned by British Airways cabin crew if vote goes for industrial action.
(The Guardian-UK)

Airports keeping pace with technology

The Airports Authority of India is keeping pace with technology and growth in air traffic to create infrastructure for air navigation services (The Times of India)

January 20, 2011

Cabin crew dispute: IMPACT submits claims to Equality Tribunal

IMPACT trade union has today (Thursday) submitted 28 discrimination claims to the Director of the Equality Tribunal on behalf of cabin crew who have been removed from duties and payroll by Aer Lingus management.

Low-cost carriers drive Indian revival

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo’s order for 180 Airbus A320s in January has thrown the spotlight back on the country’s airline industry, amid growing confidence that the sector could finally be putting behind its troubles of the last few years. (Flightglobal)

January 18, 2011

Branson Seeks Alliance Membership for Virgin Atlantic

Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., said the carrier plans to join a global alliance, though he doesn’t foresee forging any deal that would end his control of the airline.(Bloomberg BusinessWeek)