Argentina: Latam workers suspend 24-hour strike after government intervention ( m.rttnews.com)

Workers from Latam in Argentina canceled a 24-hour strike after the country’s Labor Ministry issued a mandatory conciliation order by the company’s request. “We abide by the mandatory conciliation and suspend the effect of the strike for 15 working days,” said unions in a statement. The conciliation meeting was scheduled for May 22. Workers decided […]


May 22, 2018

Qantas is blasted by union over fears fatigued staff are being overworked due to airline’s new long-haul flight between London and Perth (dailymail.co.uk)

Unite has warned the airline about ‘anti-union tactics’ in London to Perth flight Union claimed flight saw staff have an average duty period of 19 hours Qantas spokesperson said: ‘Safety is always our main priority’ Qantas has been blasted by Britain’s largest union over fears cabin crew are being overworked due to the airline’s new […]


May 21, 2018

ITF raises concerns on privatisation of Air India

The ITF has written to India’s prime minister Shri Narendra Modi to urge him to intervene in the plans to privatise Air India without adequately consulting the workforce and their unions. Over the last few months, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the primary political party within the India government, has been accelerating an airline privatisation […]


May 18, 2018

Dr Claude Thibeault: Mitigating the risk – aviation and communicable disease outbreaks (airlines.iata.org)

IATA’s Medical Advisor discusses aviation’s role in communicable disease outbreaks and lessons learned from recent cases. (…) Fundamentally, the industry needs to understand its role in managing a health emergency before a crisis hits. During the outbreak of Zika, for example, ICAO formed and chaired an Aviation Medical Forum, where IATA, ACI (Airport Council International), […]


May 15, 2018

ITF expresses solidarity with Air India unions protesting divestment (business-standard.com)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed its solidarity with Air India unions opposing disinvestment of the airline, saying any change in the status of the state-run carrier should be negotiated with the workers and the unions. The federation, representing 740,000 aviation workers across the globe and 19 million members in transport sector, in a […]


May 14, 2018

ITF opens liaison office at ICAO

Today, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has cemented its commitment to be a growing and substantial presence within the civil aviation transport sector. With more than 250 affiliated aviation unions in more than 135 countries worldwide, the ITF has an unrivalled reach and understanding of aviation workers’ issues on a global scale. The International […]


May 10, 2018

U.N. agency urges mandatory training to combat human trafficking on flights (euronews.com)

By Allison Lampert Airlines should offer mandatory training to prevent human trafficking, the United Nations’ aviation agency said in a new document that could further empower cabin crew on the front lines of global efforts to combat such trafficking. Civil aviation authorities should “require” carriers to teach staff to identify and respond to trafficking, the […]


May 9, 2018

Air France-KLM boss steps down as staff reject pay offer (dw.com)

Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said Friday he would step down “within days” after staff at the carrier rejected a company pay offer aimed at ending a series of strikes in recent weeks. Airline officials said 55.4 percent of employees voted against the pay deal that included a 7-percent pay rise over four years. Unions […]


May 8, 2018