International Migrants’ Day and Qatar Airways cabin crew

Today, International Migrants’ Day, and the ITF is publishing on social media a series of pictures with Qatar Airways cabin crew from different global destinations: Please re-tweet and post to Facebook to help us get fantastic coverage! And if you’d like to know more about the treatment of workers in Qatar, the ITUC have […]

December 18, 2015

New ITUC Report “Qatar: Profit and Loss” Workers Paying with Lives as Companies Extract Billions in Profit (

A new report from the International Trade Union Confederation estimates that $15 billion profit will be made by companies working in Qatar on infrastructure for the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup using up to 1.8 million migrant workers who are modern day slaves. The report released on International Migrants Day is critical of Qatar for […]

The ILO issues its follow-up views on the JAL dispute

On 11 November 2015, the Governing Body of the ILO issued its 376th Report of Committee on Freedom of Association. The report includes its 2nd follow-up (virtually, 3rd recommendation) on the Japan Airlines (JAL) dispute regarding the dismissals of 165 pilots and cabin crew members by JAL. The Committee elaborates the background of the dispute […]

December 14, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

“I support your cause, Qatar Airways workers need trade union rights”. That’s from #NobelPeacePrize winner Houcine Abassi who stopped to give his support to protesting Qatar Airways cabin crew at the prize ceremony. Qatar Airways has been called one of the “greatest threats to economic and … democratic stability” in Tunisia. Read more here: […]

December 11, 2015

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization is Long-Awaited Victory for U.S. Workers (

U.S. workers can breathe a bit easier after a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Obama. The independent federal credit agency issues loans to foreign buyers of U.S.-made exports, including aircraft built by IAM members. WATCH: The Ex-Im Bank is […]

December 10, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize winners to highlight Qatar Airways abuses at ceremony

Tunisian trade unionists awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize will highlight concerns about on-going human rights abuses at Qatar Airways before receiving their prize in Norway on Thursday, 10 December. The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail) is part of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, which has been awarded the […]

December 9, 2015

Report reveals that renationalisation of Aerolíneas Argentinas worked so well

A recently issued report by the Oxford Economics entitled “The economic impact of Aerolíneas Argentinas” details the substantial contribution Aerolíneas makes to the Argentina, which is quantified in terms of its contribution to the GDP and employment. The current situation of the airline is in stark contrast with the situation when it was in private […]

December 7, 2015

30,000 TWU-IAM Association members open negotiations with American Airlines (

Amid unprecedented company and industry profitability, the TWU-IAM Association today announced that it commenced the largest ever joint contract negotiations with American Airlines for approximately 30,000 ground workers in Dallas, Texas. “American Airlines is booking record profits quarter after quarter because of its merger with US Airways. The carrier will more than double its earnings […]

December 4, 2015