Affiliates at the ITF civil aviation regional conference in Buenos Aires on May 7-8 discussed labour issues in major airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean and created the first ITF pilots committee.
Representatives of ITF-affiliated unions in the…
May 31, 2013
HIV/AIDS and Civil Aviation – A Resource Pack for Unions is now available in French, Spanish and Arabic. Hard copies of the pack can be send to you on request and can also be downloaded from here. The resource pack was first unveiled in English to representatives of worldwide aviation unions meeting at the ITF […]
May 30, 2013
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is calling on international aviation authorities to investigate allegations that Turkish Airlines (THY) is playing with safety by flying airplanes with insufficient or unqualified crew in order to get around a strike by THY workers protesting at unfair sackings. The Hava-Is union, which represents THY workers, went on strike […]
May 22, 2013
ITF affiliate Turkish Civil Aviation Unions (Hava-İş) began an indefinite strike on 15 May against Turkish Airlines (THY) over the company’s alleged failure to accept any of its proposals regarding collective bargaining and its refusal to reinstate…
May 17, 2013
The annual conference of IFATCA (the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations) in Indonesia at the end of April brought the ITF and IFATCA together to build on their 2007 memorandum and strengthen future working.
The ITF was re…
The ETF strongly supports the strike, organised by all Belgian unions defending the Swissport ground handling workers at Zaventem airport, which started on Sunday 12 May 2013. This strike is the result of loss of jobs, increase of work pressure, bad working conditions and no respect of the collective agreements and a complete lack of […]
May 15, 2013
Since Sunday 12th of May all workers of Swissport handling decided to go on strike. In September Swissport bought Flightcare. Immediately after the takeover, Swissport wanted to increase the flexibility of the workers. Swissport didn’t accept that in the Belgian way of working and social dialogue you need to respect collective bargaining agreements and you […]
International trade union bosses have hit out at claims by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker the western world would not be faced with the stagnant growth and unemployment problems it is currently straddled with and blamed trade unions for “undermining successful institutions”. “If you did not have unions you wouldn’t have this jobless problem […]
May 14, 2013