ITF union alliance responds to Lufthansa Technik cost cutting

Trade unions representing workers at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have called for ‘true social dialogue’ to find solutions to their fears that the company’s comprehensive restructuring process threatens the future of thousands of workers and their families. The ITF Lufthansa Technik trade union alliance issued a strongly-worded statement (see full text below) on 18 August in […]

August 18, 2017

Boeing raises forecast for global pilot demand (

Boeing has raised its forecast on the demand for pilots in the next two decades. In its 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook, the manufacturer says it is expecting a demand for 637,000 new commercial airline pilots between 2017 and 2036, this is a 3.2% increase over its 2016 outlook. Close to 40% of those pilots […]

August 2, 2017

Pearson airport ground crew workers on strike (

28 July 2017 Operations at Pearson airport appeared to be running smoothly Friday despite a strike by about 700 ground crew workers. The workers employed by Swissport handle baggage and cargo, tow planes, clean cabins and perform flight operations tasks for more than 30 airlines, including British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, Sunwing and Air […]

August 1, 2017

Sign the pledge to protect good Alaska jobs at Anchorage International Airport (AFL-CIO/

Working men and women at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport need your support in their fight for respect on the job. A new out-of-state contractor, Menzies Aviation, is refusing to negotiate with fuelers, plant operators and mechanics who keep our airport running safely and efficiently. Let’s show Menzies we won’t tolerate attacks on working Alaskans. […]

July 31, 2017

Southwest Airlines fires too many people, labor union leader says (

The president of the Transport Workers Union, the largest labor union at Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) has written a scathing letter that condemns “intolerable and cancerous” working conditions for the carrier’s groundworkers and decries mistreatment including 2,700 disciplinary actions and 468 terminations since January 2015. “Groundworkers are flagrantly mistreated and abused by management,” wrote John […]

July 24, 2017

Aviation unions support Gate Gourmet drivers today

ITF unions representing Gate Gourmet workers are writing today to their local managers, to demonstrate support for the company’s drivers and logistics workers in Argentina as they step up their fight to be correctly recognised, instead of as food workers. Unions who have already pledged to act are the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (US), Parat […]

July 17, 2017

ITF launches new resource for world’s airport workers

The ITF airports organising project has launched a new one-stop hub for everyone who wants to fight for justice for airport workers. The new website at offers everything unions and workers need to get involved in the mission to build power at airports and secure recognition and decent work for airport workers. Among the […]

June 23, 2017

Machinists union sends support to COPA pilots (

Approximately 1,000 pilots of Panamanian carrier Copa Airlines are preparing for a strike on Thursday morning, June 15, 2017. The pilots, members of the Panamanian Union of Commercial Aviators (UNPAC), and Copa have been negotiating since October, 2016. UNPAC is seeking a salary scale based on seniority, the definition of a duty day included in […]

June 15, 2017