IAM Achieves Recognition and First Contract at OSM Aviation Short Haul U.S. (businesswire.com)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today [29 March 2017] announced that following a showing of interest from a majority of OSM Short Haul U.S. flight attendants, the company formally recognized the IAM as their collective bargaining representative in accordance with the Railway Labor Act. These approximately 40 US-based IAM-represented flight attendants […]


March 30, 2017

Joint ETF-ECA Statement on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Time for AVIATION to embody SOCIAL Europe 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome   This year we, as Europeans, will celebrate 60 years of the greatest and most successful peace accord in the world. 60 years ago, the Treaty of Rome was signed laying its foundations, and those of the world’s biggest international single […]


March 24, 2017

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has upheld allegations of the illegal victimisation of trade union leaders by Thai Airways. The complaint was taken to the United Nations body by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Thai unions, and the ITF is now calling on the government to obey the ILO’s recommendation that it […]


Press Invitation: Joint ATCEUC-ETF press conference

Reality check: What’s behind flight delays? Members of the press are cordially invited to attend the joint press conference of the European Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) where a study will be presented in reply to the alleged economic impact of air traffic controller strikes in […]


March 20, 2017

ITF civil aviation unions set out route to congress

Campaign against flags of convenience in aviation, maximise organising efforts at low fare airlines, maintain pressure on Qatar Airways – just three of the priorities set for civil aviation by ITF unions in London. 120 participants representing civil aviation unions from 43 countries met in London 9 and 10 March 2017, with a cabin crew […]


March 14, 2017

ITF urges unions to step up fight for ILO convention on workplace violence

The ITF is urging all its unions to participate in two major initiatives to promote gender equality and eliminate violence against women in the workplace, which the federation launched on International Women’s Day (8 March). Unions are being asked to participate in the ITF’s equality testing in transport research, and to help fight for the […]


March 10, 2017

Father of airline worker ‘killed by toxic air’ to meet international cabin crew

The father of a cabin crew worker who died, his family believes, from an illness caused by breathing in toxic air on aeroplanes is to meet cabin crew from more than 40 different countries in London. Matt Bass died in 2014 after returning from a flight to Ghana. A special postmortem paid for by his […]


March 7, 2017

ETF outlines framework for EASA basic regulation

Today the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), gathering over 270,000 workers across the whole aviation industry, presented its 10 key priorities for the revision of the “Basic Regulation” which sets the framework and competences of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to the key decision-makers from the European Commission, the European Parliament (EP) and the […]


March 3, 2017