Ryanair’s winter of discontent (bloomberg.com)

  The budget airline’s first strike is a battle for our times. By Chris Bryant Ryanair Holdings Plc’s winter of discontent is coming. Unhappy with their working conditions and the budget airline’s refusal to recognize collective bargaining, pilots are set to strike for the first time in Europe in the run-up to Christmas. A reckoning […]


December 15, 2017

ITF/ETF support FNV Cabine challenge to KLM/Royal Dutch Airlines

The ITF/ETF affiliated FNV Cabine union has called a 24-hour strike for 8 January 2018 over a long-running deadlock with KLM/Royal Dutch Airlines over the cutting of cabin crew numbers on some long-haul flights. The union has already carried out short stoppages and work-to-rule action against the measure, which is due to reduce the number […]


December 14, 2017

JetBlue flight attendants have filed for a union election (forbes.com)

The Transport Workers Union filed signatures with the National Mediation Board on Wednesday, seeking a union representation election for JetBlue’s 5,000 flight attendants. “JetBlue flight attendants have come to the realization that the company does not have their best interests in mind,” said John Samuelsen, TWU international president. “They have come to the right place, […]


December 7, 2017

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

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 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

British Airways mixed fleet cabin crew overwhelmingly back pay deal and end long running dispute (unitetheunion.org)

Cabin crew working for British Airways’ mixed fleet have overwhelmingly voted to accept a pay deal that brings their long running dispute to an end Britain’s largest union, Unite announced today (Tuesday 31 October). 84 per cent backed the deal which was hammered out in talks between British Airways and their union Unite. As a […]


October 31, 2017