Australian airports at risk of major security breaches, experts warn (

The safety of millions of Christmas travellers has been put at risk by government inaction over urgent concerns about the security of the nation’s airports, experts have warned. The story concerning the safety of Australian airports has many strands, all of them alarming. A Senate inquiry into aviation and airport security is yet to report […]

November 28, 2016

ITF and ETF press Lufthansa Technik over negotiations

The letter was sent on behalf of the LHT union network on 18 November and appeals to LHT chair and chief executive Carsten Spohr to intervene and ensure that the company resumes negotiations for a full and fair settlement of issues concerning workers in the wide body aircraft maintenance department. ITF civil aviation section secretary […]

November 23, 2016

Pilots strike at ABX Air, major cargo airline for DHL, Amazon (APA Teamsters Local 1224)

Approximately 250 pilots responsible for cargo carrier ABX Air’s flying went on strike early Tuesday morning against their employer, ABX Air, Inc., and will not fly scheduled routes, including those for ABX’s major customers DHL and Amazon. You can read the whole press release here>>

Dozens of flights cancelled as Eurowings crews strike (

A cabin crew strike on Lufthansa’s budget airline Eurowings which started at 5am on Tuesday morning is set to cause some headaches for travellers at Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports. Travellers at both Hamburg and Düsseldorf airports can expect cancellations and flight delays due to the strike called by union Verdi, set to last until 8pm […]

November 22, 2016

Clarkson Falklands row: air unions call for end to ‘harassment’ of worker (

Manuel Pereira being ‘constantly hounded by journalists’ following row with The Grand Tour presenter at Stuttgart airport Airline unions have called for an end to the “harassment” of a Stuttgart airport worker caught up in a row with Jeremy Clarkson, describing the former Top Gear presenter’s claims as “a torrent of unbelievable abuse and now […]

November 18, 2016

Airline unions condemn ‘appalling harassment’ of airport worker in Clarkson row

Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and German union ver.di have condemned the victimisation of a Stuttgart Airport worker caught up in a row created by TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. The check in agent, Manuel Pereira, is a member of ver.di, whose air transport national officer, Katharina Wesenick, explained: “Since Jeremy Clarkson made […]

Ground staff are at the centre of global changes

The Civil Aviation Section held important meetings under the auspices of the Ground Staff Committee on 8-9 November 2016: Lufthansa Technik Union Network Meeting, MRO Working Group Meeting and Swissport Working Group Meeting. Establishing union networks and creating ad hoc working groups is vital at a time when working environments are changing dramatically for thousands […]

Major Pay Hikes for IAM Members at United (a news story from IAM, USA)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that approximately 28,000 IAM members at United Airlines this week will receive major and much deserved pay increases. Base wage rates will increase by an average of 19 percent and by 2021 will escalate by an average of 32 percent. Since 2014, IAM members […]

November 15, 2016