BA cabin crew vote this week to end 18 months of strife – The agreement includes a two-year pay deal and the return of travel perks for staff who took part in walkouts last year

British Airways cabin crew will begin voting on a peace deal this week that could end the airline’s worst industrial dispute. (The Guardian – UK)

May 31, 2011

Global delivery giant condemned for use of lie detectors

Unionists from around the world staged a protest rally at the annual general meeting (AGM) of global delivery firm DHL in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. They were demanding an end to the company’s disregard for workers’ fundamental rights in some countries where DHL operates, as well as its use of lie detector tests.

May 30, 2011

Paris FedEx airhub workers strike in warning shot against ‘derisory’ pay offer

Hourly paid workers at FedEx’s Paris hub at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport have shown they are prepared to fight for a fair pay rise above the ‘derisory’ one per cent offered by the highly profitable global delivery company.

SIA takes bold gamble with new budget carrier

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Singapore Airlines’ decision to launch a long-haul budget carrier is a risky but necessary gamble as it comes under growing pressure at both ends of the market, aviation analysts said.

May 29, 2011

Big three carriers keep flying high amidst unrest

Gulf carriers Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have each established themselves as serious players in the global aviation game. As the Middle East’s airline industry suffers under the weight of soaring fuel prices and regional instability, how are the big three staying out in front? (

Victory of Hava-Is! Istanbul strike win

Workers at Turkish Engine Center (TEC), a company based near Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, have reached an agreement on pay and conditions on the very first day of indefinite strike action.

May 26, 2011

SIA bets on ‘budget baby’ to fly further: long-haul budget carrier to target new market segment, but some say it’s a gamble

In a move which took many market watchers by surprise, Singapore Airlines (SIA) yesterday announced that it is starting up a wholly-owned long/medium-haul budget carrier. (The Business Times – Singapore)

Qantas pilots to vote on going on strike

(SYDNEY) International pilots with Australia’s Qantas yesterday prepared to vote on whether to strike, in what would be the first industrial action by the carrier’s long-haul crew in 45 years. (The Business Times – Singapore / AFP)