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

Argentina’s air traffic controllers denounce CBA breach

Air traffic controllers in Argentina represented by ITF union ATEPSA – the Asociación de Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación – are to take go slow action because of labour rights violations and the failure of state company EANA SE to respect their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). In a statement delivered […]


July 26, 2017

Statement by NATCA President Paul Rinaldi about President’s Announcement of Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative (natca.org)

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi stated: NATCA shares the Administration’s commitments to infrastructure modernization and providing the National Airspace System (NAS) with a stable, predictable funding stream. We look forward to reviewing the specifics of the air traffic control (ATC) reform legislation so we can evaluate whether it satisfies our Union’s […]


June 6, 2017

Aviation unions – keep up with remote towers technology changes

The ITF has produced a ‘living document’ to help its civil aviation unions keep up to speed with the constant changes in remote towers technology. Super-fast fibre networks, high definition cameras and remote sensing technology mean that the concept, testing and deployment of remote tower services is advancing rapidly. The In Focus document will track […]


June 2, 2017

Concerns over remote digital towers (shetnews.co.uk)

Unions and local politicians have voiced serious concern after it emerged that Highlands and Islands Airport Limited (HIAL) is looking at proposals to do away with air traffic control towers across its network of airports. Dozens of highly skilled and well paid jobs could be on the line if HIAL centralises air traffic control to […]


May 18, 2017

Campaign reveals TiSA threat to jobs and rights

A new campaign to be launched tomorrow by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) reveals the threat to jobs and workers’ rights posed by the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The new project enlists the power of trade unions to fight back against the deal, which has been negotiated in virtual secrecy by the European […]


May 11, 2017

TiSA means trouble for transport workers

How unions can halt this secretive trade deal TiSA – the Trade in Services Agreement – is a vast international trade deal being negotiated, mostly in secret, by 22 nations as well as the European Union, with its 28 member countries. It is dedicated to securing free trade, even if it means prioritising the ambitions […]