Barca FC’s Qatar Airways rethink ‘another nail in coffin’ of airline’s reputation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today congratulated Barcelona football club for considering dropping its lucrative sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways, over what club president Josep Maria Bartomeu described as “social issues”. The ITF has publicly and repeatedly challenged the airline’s dictatorial treatment of its workers, and is part of the union Rerun the Vote […]

January 29, 2015

DOT should reject Norwegian Air’s foreign air carrier application (

By John A. Logan The Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon decide whether or not to grant controversial low-cost airline Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the U.S. NAI is seeking to establish a “flag of convenience” model in transatlantic aviation, just as has been done in merchant shipping […]

January 28, 2015

APFA National President Laura Glading Endorses IAM Delta Campaign (IAM)

Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA)National President Laura Glading, representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines yesterday endorsed the IAM Delta campaign. President Glading issued the following statement: “Yesterday the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) delivered nearly 12,000 election request cards to the National Mediation Board. Each card was signed by a courageous […]

January 19, 2015

Collective agreement victory ends Icelandair dispute

Icelandair pilots have voted overwhelmingly for an agreement negotiated with the company by their union, the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA), which brings to an end a bitter dispute. The FIA reported that 81 percent of the 278 pilots who took part in the ballot voted, with over 81 percent voting in favour of the […]

12,000 plus Delta Cabin Crew say YES! (IAM)

A voice is within reach for Delta Cabin Crew! On the 13 January the IAM delivered more than 12,000 election autorisation cards (‘a-cards’) – approximately 60 percent of more than 20,000 Delta Flight Attendants – to the National Mediation Board (NMB), a federal agency, demanding the NMB conduct a representation election on our behalf. The NMB […]

January 15, 2015

New victory against Ryanair (Parat Norway)

In a new judgement, Moss District Court has ruled that the Cocca case will be decided according to Norwegian law. The Court of Appeal has previously ruled that the case will be brought before a Norwegian court. Deputy head of Parat, Vegard Einan, believes that Ryanair now will have to change its operational model and […]

January 9, 2015

Wizz air: Stop union busting now! The campaign continues!

Our blog on the 27 November 2014 brought you news of the sacking of the leadership and 19 cabin crew members by Wizzair Bucharest (Romania) and our Labour Start Campaign to support them. To date a total of 9,100 have supported the dismissed workers by signing the petition! Join the campaign now and let Wizzair know […]

January 8, 2015