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 […]


Berlin airports strike extended (news.com.au)

A strike by ground crew workers at Berlin’s two commercial airports has been extended until early Wednesday, the Verdi union says. The initial strike over pay by around 2,000 workers had been called until early Tuesday. The walkout began on Monday morning (local time) and affects both of the German capital’s airports – Schoenefeld in […]


March 15, 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

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

Emirates ordered to revoke dismissals of 3 Japanese union workers (a news story from Kohkuren, Japan)

On 11 October 2016, the Osaka Prefectural Government’s Labour Relations Commission ordered Emirates airline to revoke its dismissal of three unionised Japanese employees as it constitutes an unfair labour practice. On 31 March 2015, the Osaka District Court had already issued a provisional disposition that “abuse of the dismissal right, invalidation of dismissal, ordering payment […]


March 2, 2017

European Commission must act on Social Agenda Aviation Strategy for Europe

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the largest European workers’ representative in civil aviation, welcomes the European Parliament (EP) resolution on an Aviation Strategy for Europe adopted on 16 February 2017. ETF calls upon the European Commission to follow up on the EP’s social recommendations by turning them into binding legislative proposals and thus contribute […]


February 21, 2017

ETF calls upon Aviapartner to respect its workers

Today, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its affiliates from  Belgium, Germany and Italy are leafleting workers at Aviapartner to raise  awareness about the problems they are facing with the company’s management. Despite numerous attempts to engage into social dialogue, there is a persisting  lack of good industrial relations between the workers and the […]


January 17, 2017