ITF and Qatari government continue talks with aim of safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have begun a new round of talks with the Qatari government’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the rights of transport workers in Qatar. They are the latest stage of a process begun via initial discussions between the Ministry and the ITF in 2016. In the […]


October 20, 2017

‘Is your life worth $100?’: Aviation experts warn against flying cost-cutter AirAsia (thenewdaily.com.au)

Aviation experts have warned that saving a buck isn’t worth your life, after a frightening mid-air incident on budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday. AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ535 from Perth to Bali reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure just 25 minutes into the flight, which came after a series […]


October 17, 2017

Walking strong (goiam.org)

Last summer faced a challenge that would have stopped most people in their tracks. Thanks to her husband, her determination and her union family, she was able to get back on her feet, one being prosthetic. Caban has worked for Continental Airlines, now United, for more than 27 years in the customer service department. When […]


October 6, 2017

Government accused of ‘sitting on its hands’ over Monarch’s future (unitetheunion.org)

The government’s Brexit uncertainty and failure to intervene contributed to Monarch going into administration, Britain’s largest union, Unite said today (Monday 2 October). Accusing the government of ‘sitting on its hands’, Unite urged the government to step in to assist one of the UK’s oldest airlines and provide clarity for the UK’s aviation industry by […]


October 2, 2017

How we ruined airline jobs (slate.com)

By Jeff Friedrich Working in aviation has lost its glamor. It happened because the law gave carriers every advantage over their workforces—and because we demanded lower airfare. Nobody wants to be a pilot anymore. As the airlines tell it, a so-called pilot shortage has made it impossible to staff their fleets, forcing them to cancel […]


September 11, 2017

Battle heats up between Swissport and striking workers at Pearson airport (mississauga.com)

Striking airport workers and fellow union supporters rallied at Toronto Pearson International Airport protesting Swissport’s treatment of its workers. “What we have here is a battle of the one percenters against the working folk,” said Brian Lawrence, president of Teamsters Local 419 at the Sept. 3 protest. Hundreds of people marched from Terminal 3 to […]


September 6, 2017

Fair Work Commission rejects Aerocare worker agreement, union calls out ‘poverty-line wages’ (abc.net.au)

The Fair Work Commission has rejected airline service provider Aerocare’s enterprise agreement as unfair and unsatisfactory for its workers. Aerocare provides safety checks and ground handling services to airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar, Singapore airlines and Virgin. In March, the ABC revealed Aerocare staff on low pay and working split shifts, were sleeping at work […]


August 31, 2017

Another Day of Action (www.twulocal513)

Yesterday [24 Aug. 2017] was another monumental action by the TWU. Together, we showed American Airlines we are united in our fight for an industry-best contract. Our campaign is picking up steam: last month we shut down an entire terminal at one of America’s largest airports, Dallas Fort Worth, and now we’ve done it a second […]


August 26, 2017