Flight Attendants Union Coalition Endorses President Obama for Re-Election (USA-Yahoo!News)

The Flight Attendants Union Coalition(FAUC), representing 100,000 Flight Attendants at carriers nationwide, today announced their collective endorsement of the re-election of President Barack Obama.

September 29, 2012

Contractualization slammed in “Global Day of Action”

Nationwide rallies denounced contractualization as labor groups in the Philippines marked the “Global Day of Action against Outsourcing.” Meanwhile airline unions and other workers abroad held protests spanning four continents in an expression of global resistance to outsourcing. “Actions by workers, on the same day, in a coordinated way, all over the world, gives the […]

September 27, 2012

Global union federation backs criticism of Ryanair

The secretary for civil aviation of global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has backed criticism by an easyJet official of Ryanair’s treatment of its staff.   In an interview with Europa Press*, Javier Gándara, CEO of easyJet in Spain and Portugal, is reported as contrasting EasyJet’s commitment to its staff (as part […]

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Action day for Filipino aviation workers

The struggle of more than 2,300 union members in the Philippines who were sacked will be marked by a day of action tomorrow.
The one-year anniversary of the dismissal of Philippines Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) members approaches on 27 Sep…

September 26, 2012

Ryanair is ‘courting disaster’ by flying planes with near-empty fuel tanks to cut costs (Daily Mail/UK)

Pilot union accuses it of ‘operating on limits of legality’
But Ryanair insists planes have sufficient fuel reserves
Probe after diversion of Paris-Tenerife flight on Sunday

September 21, 2012

Air Asia is first in race for FDI in Indian aviation (Daily Bhaskar/India)

New Delhi: Ever since the FDI fever took over in India, the news largely has been dominated by the latest economic development primarily. Now, after the retail section garnered attention for reforms, the aviation industry is set to recieve a first dose to refreshment, with Maylaysian low cost airliner Air Asia looking for an Indian partner. Though there are no concrete announcements from the low cost Asian airliner, but the hunt for the Indian partner is indeed underway, and plans forward will be revealed soon by Tony Fernandes, the chairman of Air Asia.

Arik suspends domestic flights over unions’ protest (The Guardian/Nigeria)

ALL domestic flights of Arik Air from the Murtala Muhammed Airport were suspended yesterday due to a protest by aviation unions.

The unions which protested the alarming debts owed by the airline to various agencies in the aviation industry, included the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE).

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Norwegian unions step up pressure on THY with disinvestment call

Norwegian trade unions have increased the pressure on Turkish Airlines (THY) by questioning whether their national investment bank should disinvest in the company.
The Norwegian Cabin Crew Union, the Norwegian Union of Commercial and Office Employees, …

September 14, 2012