The new EASA basic regulation is an important step in the right direction

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing over 350,000 workers across the whole aviation industry in Europe, welcomes yesterdays’ European Parliament Plenary vote on the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Basic Regulation as an important step in the right direction. Some of ETF’s long-standing claims – such as the inclusion of ground handling into […]


June 14, 2018

Ryanair Cabin Crew meet for the first time to demand fair treatment

In an unprecedented move, Ryanair cabin crew from across the airline’s network will come together for a summit to demand fair treatment from the company. (1) The summit will be organised by Cabin Crew United in Dublin on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 July. This will be the first time that Ryanair cabin crew will […]


May 27, 2018

Collective agreement victory ends Icelandair dispute

Icelandair pilots have voted overwhelmingly for an agreement negotiated with the company by their union, the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA), which brings to an end a bitter dispute. The FIA reported that 81 percent of the 278 pilots who took part in the ballot voted, with over 81 percent voting in favour of the […]


January 19, 2015

New victory against Ryanair (Parat Norway)

In a new judgement, Moss District Court has ruled that the Cocca case will be decided according to Norwegian law. The Court of Appeal has previously ruled that the case will be brought before a Norwegian court. Deputy head of Parat, Vegard Einan, believes that Ryanair now will have to change its operational model and […]


January 9, 2015

Wizz air: Stop union busting now! The campaign continues!

Our blog on the 27 November 2014 brought you news of the sacking of the leadership and 19 cabin crew members by Wizzair Bucharest (Romania) and our Labour Start Campaign to support them. To date a total of 9,100 have supported the dismissed workers by signing the petition! Join the campaign now and let Wizzair know […]


January 8, 2015

Civil Aviation Section creates an Air Quality Working Group

On 12 November, the Section Committee of the ITF decided to establish an Air Quality Working Group to more powerfully and systematically raise awareness and find solutions to poor air quality in aircraft and at airports. The ITF has long-recognised the negative safety and health implications of exposure to engine oil fumes on commercial and cargo aircraft. Airline […]


November 21, 2014

Flags of INconvenience: Europe must stop social dumping and flags of convenience in aviation

“Flags of convenience”, the scheme used in the maritime sector to seek laxer regulatory, taxation and labour regimes, is threatening the European aviation industry. A joint declaration signed by the group directly representing both employers and workers in the industry warns against the rise of this new development: airlines using “Flags of Convenience” (FoC) undercut […]


July 14, 2014

Norwegian’s low-cost transatlantic service takes off from Gatwick

Airport says low-cost carrier’s twice-weekly flight to LA is a ‘game-changer’ in the debate over a new runway for London The first low-cost transatlantic flights since Freddie Laker’s doomed Skytrain enterprise has left Gatwick airport for Los Angeles, a development that Gatwick describes a “game-changer” in the debate over where to build a new runway […]


July 8, 2014