ITF union alliance responds to Lufthansa Technik cost cutting

Trade unions representing workers at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have called for ‘true social dialogue’ to find solutions to their fears that the company’s comprehensive restructuring process threatens the future of thousands of workers and their families. The ITF Lufthansa Technik trade union alliance issued a strongly-worded statement (see full text below) on 18 August in […]


August 18, 2017

Union calls for fresh talks in BA cabin crew dispute (buyingbusinesstravel.com)

Cabin crew union Unite has urged British Airways to “get around the negotiating table” in the long-running dispute. This week the industrial dispute over pay and conditions is set to go past the 70-day mark for strike action by members of BA’s “mixed fleet” crew. The current 14-day strike by Unite members is due to […]


August 15, 2017

Prospect hits back at Ryanair claims on air traffic control (prospect.org.uk)

Airline Ryanair has today [4 August 2017] called for resilience of air traffic control to be improved, but also made clear that it does not want to pay for the staffing levels required. This came in response to a new report by the Civil Aviation Authority that found that short staffing at NATS (which runs […]


August 7, 2017

Triumph for Argentinian air traffic controllers

ITF union ATEPSA (the Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación) has successfully concluded bargaining with state company EANA SE after condemning labour violations and breaches of its collective bargaining agreement (CBA). ATEPSA said that, thanks to the struggle of its members and the solidarity of the ITF and its unions, […]


August 3, 2017

Boeing raises forecast for global pilot demand (flightglobal.com)

Boeing has raised its forecast on the demand for pilots in the next two decades. In its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook, the manufacturer says it is expecting a demand for 637,000 new commercial airline pilots between 2017 and 2036, this is a 3.2% increase over its 2016 outlook. Close to 40% of those pilots […]


August 2, 2017

Pearson airport ground crew workers on strike (thestar.com)

28 July 2017 Operations at Pearson airport appeared to be running smoothly Friday despite a strike by about 700 ground crew workers. The workers employed by Swissport handle baggage and cargo, tow planes, clean cabins and perform flight operations tasks for more than 30 airlines, including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Sunwing and Air […]


August 1, 2017