IAM Achieves Recognition and First Contract at OSM Aviation Short Haul U.S. (businesswire.com)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today [29 March 2017] announced that following a showing of interest from a majority of OSM Short Haul U.S. flight attendants, the company formally recognized the IAM as their collective bargaining representative in accordance with the Railway Labor Act. These approximately 40 US-based IAM-represented flight attendants […]


March 30, 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

Pilots strike at ABX Air, major cargo airline for DHL, Amazon (APA Teamsters Local 1224)

Approximately 250 pilots responsible for cargo carrier ABX Air’s flying went on strike early Tuesday morning against their employer, ABX Air, Inc., and will not fly scheduled routes, including those for ABX’s major customers DHL and Amazon. You can read the whole press release here>>


November 23, 2016

easyJet breastfeeding ruling is human rights victory for working women (unitelegalservices.org)

A landmark victory for two easyJet cabin crew will have wide implications for working women wishing to continue breastfeeding after their maternity leave ends, Unite, the country’s largest union, has said. With the support of Unite Legal Services, two members of easyJet’s Bristol based cabin crew, Sara Ambacher and Cynthia McFarlane, mothers of baby boys […]


November 1, 2016

ITF civil aviation unions lobbying over the big issues at the ICAO Assembly

ITF civil aviation unions from across the world are lobbying their governments on key worker and industry issues at ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)* 39th Triennial Assembly, in Montreal. The ITF presented two working papers and two information papers during the Assembly which began on 24 September. Civil aviation representatives from governments are a large […]


October 3, 2016

LATAM specialist technicians: 80% have witnessed increasing numbers of incidents

189 of the company’s specialist technicians report A survey answered by 189 maintenance technicians working for LATAM Airlines in Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Colombia has identified for the first time the potential impact on flight safety of changes in maintenance procedures, reductions in personnel, and the replacement of expert workers by less qualified staff. Trade […]


August 9, 2016

Enemy at the gate (private-eye.co.uk)

Given Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary’s boast that “short of committing murder, negative publicity sells more seats than positive publicity”, his airline’s deplorable treatment of a family with a severely disabled child en route to a holiday in Portugal should not come as a shock. But one fellow passenger, a medic, was so outraged he is […]


August 5, 2016

Sky high: who’d be an airline pilot today? (theguardian.com)

Every time we fly, we trust our life to a stranger. As well as mechanical failures and disastrous weather, a pilot must be ready to handle stress, terrorism and hours in the air. What kind of person sits inside that locked cockpit? The most striking thing about the conversation was its utter calm. “Mayday, mayday, […]


August 3, 2016