Transport Workers Union reaches flight attendant deal at Allegiant and looks to JetBlue (forbes.com)

Allegiant Airlines and the Transport Workers Union say they have negotiated a tentative agreement for the first contract ever signed by the carrier’s 1,150 flight attendants. Allegiant, a Las Vegas-based ultra-low-cost carrier, first offered scheduled service in 1998. TWU organized the flight attendants in 2010 and began contract talks in June 2011. An initial tentative […]


November 23, 2017

ETF ATCEUC joint statement: “Our rights your safety”

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched today a campaign to oppose the European Commission will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers(ATCOs)’ right to strike. Indeed, Commission encroaches the national sovereignty of Member States as the right to strike falls outside the scope […]


November 20, 2017

47th IFATSEA Assembly (atn.aero)

IFATSEA’s 47th General Assembly was recently held from November 6 to 10 in Montreal, Canada. In addition to welcoming new members, delegates heard from prominent speakers in each of the following areas: industry, government and international federations. (…) Mr. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez of the International Transport Workers Federation addressed the Assembly. Mr Rodriguez explained the […]


Too fat to fly? (dotemirates.com)

Employees from regional carriers including Qatar Airways have confided to Arab News that they have faced being grounded or have been “humiliated” by their employers for being overweight. A former Qatar Airways cabin member, who asked to be quoted by his first name “Martin,” said when he worked for the Doha-based airline he was sent […]


November 13, 2017

ILO decision heralds new era for workers rights in Qatar (gulf-times.com)

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) decision to close the complaint against Qatar, following the government’s commitments to dismantle the kafala system , signals a new era for workers’ rights in the country. “Qatar has set a new standard for the Gulf States, and this must be followed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE where millions […]


November 9, 2017

ITF delegation meets Gate Gourmet workers in show of solidarity

An ITF delegation to the USA will meet Gate Gourmet workers there in a show of solidarity with their colleagues in Argentina who are struggling for proper recognition of their work roles. The workers in Argentina, who have been receiving international backing for their campaign, are represented by the Camioneros (the National Federation of Truck […]


November 8, 2017

ITF reaffirms support for IAM Delta Campaigns (iamdelta.net)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has reaffirmed its support for the organizing campaigns by the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM) at Delta Air Lines, the third largest carrier in the United States. Delta has recently ratcheted up its anti-union campaign, so the ITF’s support comes at a critical juncture in IAM’s […]


November 2, 2017