Fair Work Commission rejects Aerocare worker agreement, union calls out ‘poverty-line wages’ (abc.net.au)

The Fair Work Commission has rejected airline service provider Aerocare’s enterprise agreement as unfair and unsatisfactory for its workers. Aerocare provides safety checks and ground handling services to airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar, Singapore airlines and Virgin. In March, the ABC revealed Aerocare staff on low pay and working split shifts, were sleeping at work […]

August 31, 2017

International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference

The International Aircraft Cabin Air Conference will be held at the Imperial College London, on 19 – 20 September 2017. The ITF is one of the sponsors of the conference. The ITF is supporting this two-day Conference as we believe that it will provide an excellent opportunity for our aviation affiliates seeking to better understand […]

August 29, 2017

Another Day of Action (www.twulocal513)

Yesterday [24 Aug. 2017] was another monumental action by the TWU. Together, we showed American Airlines we are united in our fight for an industry-best contract. Our campaign is picking up steam: last month we shut down an entire terminal at one of America’s largest airports, Dallas Fort Worth, and now we’ve done it a second […]

August 26, 2017

Air passengers react to alcohol crackdown: ‘Get as many in as you can’ (www.theguardian)

Josh Halliday and Gwyn Topham It’s 6pm and the Lion & Antelope is rammed. Every seat is taken, every table filled with booze, and every bartender serves a never-ending stream of punters eager for a teatime pint – or three. But this isn’t your everyday pub: this is Manchester airport’s Terminal 3 in August, the […]

August 25, 2017

Pearson ground crew strike continues after union votes 98% against Swissport contract offer (CBC News)

The union representing some 700 baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground crew has voted overwhelmingly against a contract offer by Swissport, meaning workers won’t be ending their work stoppage, which has gone on four weeks already. Teamsters Local 419 says 98 per cent of its members voted to reject the deal. “Swissport’s new offer […]

August 24, 2017

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