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ITF Panama affiliate achieves agreement with UPS subsidiary

The ITF-affiliated Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de la Aviación Civil y Similares (SIELAS) in Panama succeeded in signing a CBA (collective bargaining agreement) with the air cargo company COPADASA on 14 June, after two months of …

June 28, 2013

Anger over Norwegian’s long-haul service (

Europe’s third-largest budget airline has apologised to passengers for refusing them water, food and blankets on long-haul flights. Norwegian Air Shuttle described the experiences of passengers on two of its flights as “totally unacceptable”. On one, from Oslo to New York, a 16-year-old complained that he was “left to freeze” after being unable to pay […]

June 27, 2013

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Thousand-strong march defends Luxair workers’ rights

A thousand protestors rallied on 20 June in the heart of Luxembourg to defend the rights of workers at the Luxair airline. Organised by the ITF- and ETF-affiliated OGBL, the ETF and ITF-affiliated LCGB, and the NGL-SNEP, the march ended in front of the…

June 21, 2013

European Action Day calls European Commission to stop dogmatic liberalisation of ATM industry

Stop jeopardizing jobs in European sky Today, Wednesday 12 June 2013, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its national affiliates express their disagreement with the new package on the Single European Sky (SES), called SES2+, adopted yesterday by the European Commission. ATM (Air Traffic Management) workers are taking different types of actions (strikes, gatherings, […]

June 12, 2013

Air traffic controller strike hits French airports (BBC News)

Half of flights serving France’s big cities have been cancelled, as air-traffic controllers begin a three-day strike to protest against EU plans to create a single European airspace. The controllers say the Single European Sky (SES) project will affect public safety and their working conditions. Walk-outs are expected to spread across Europe on Wednesday. France’s […]

June 11, 2013

European flights to be hit by three-day air traffic strike (

Air passengers across Europe face delays and cancellations starting tomorrow as air traffic controllers in France go on strike for three days. All airlines using French airports have been asked to cancel half of their services, but flights over France also will be affected. The continuous strike action will start at 6:00 a.m. French local […]

June 10, 2013

Turkish Airlines staff puts out impressive safety video to support strike (

Striking staff members of Turkish Airlines joined the protests in Istanbul on Wednesday, tying their ongoing battle for better working conditions to the mass demonstrations against the Erdogan government that started last week. To raise awareness, the airline’s flight attendants put out a quite remarkable in-flight safety briefing. We would like to draw your attention […]

June 7, 2013

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Philippine Airlines talks welcomed but unions watch developments

The 8th ITF Asia-Pacific regional conference passed a resolution to reiterate its support and solidarity with the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), which has been fighting a Philippine Airlines (PAL) outsourcing plan that saw 2,400 ch…

June 6, 2013