Unionists from maritime and aviation unions have staged actions in major cities around the world to demonstrate support for the 305 Turkish Airlines (THY) workers who were sacked following their involvement in a protest action.
In Amsterdam, Brussels, …
August 31, 2012
It transformed the airline business with its no-frills approach to flying and now Ryanair is considering the same approach with airports after the budget carrier confirmed its interest in acquiring London Stansted. The Dublin-based airline has held discussions over taking a 25% stake in the Essex airport, which has a price tag of more than […]
August 22, 2012
Aviation workers in Australia have won a new agreement providing them with significant improvements in pay and conditions.
The workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) and employed by Qantas, won the settlement on 8 A…
August 16, 2012
Three Ryanair flights approaching Valencia airport in Spain had to call mayday emergencies because of low fuel — two of them within three minutes of each other, it has emerged. All three Ryanair aircraft had been diverted from Madrid, about an hour’s flight time from Valencia, because the Spanish capital was beset by serious thunderstorms […]
August 14, 2012
Today’s decision from Fair Work Australia (FWA) represents a win for thousands of Qantas workers across the country who stood up to the militant anti-worker agenda of Qantas-Jetstar management in October last year. However, it also shows the clear need for the Australian community to unite and demand safe and secure Australian skies so that […]
August 9, 2012
The ITF has appealed to two football clubs sponsored by Turkish Airlines urging them to intervene in the dispute over the airline’s dismissal of 305 of its employees.
In letters to David Gill, chief executive of Manchester United Football Club, and S…
On the day of their friendly match in Gotenborg, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has today (8 August) written to the chief executive of Manchester United and the president of FC Barcelona asking them to use their influence with official sponsor Turkish Airlines over its sacking of 305 workers. In the letters to David […]
August 8, 2012
The chairman of Turkish Airlines has been targeted to resolve the dispute between management and more than 345 sacked workers. In June, Hava-Is, the Turkish aviation workers union said 300 Turkish employees had been fired at Turkish Airlines, and 45 at Turkish Technic, which is 100% owned by the airline, via text message and email […]
August 7, 2012