Delta flight attendants and fleet workers could vote soon on union, Machinists say (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed A resolute union is continuing to try to organize flight attendants and fleet service workers at seemingly impregnable Delta. Today [15 August 2018] the International Association of Machinists scheduled an all-day demonstration at Delta’s employee parking lot at the Atlanta airport. Wednesday’s demonstration was to include marches, speeches and handbill distribution as […]


August 16, 2018

ITF and ETF continue to support striking Ryanair pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair pilots taking strike action tomorrow. Ryanair pilots in several European countries are taking industrial action tomorrow over the company’s continued failure to deliver improvements for the workforce. Their demands include contracts under national rather than Irish law, an end to false […]


August 10, 2018

Nigeria: South African Airways workers win union recognition

ITF affiliate, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) of Nigeria has won union recognition in South African Airways. NUATE’s victory comes after an eight-year-long struggle with the company. The union has been trying to organise South African Airways workers in Nigeria since 2010. The airline management always found excuses to kick the process […]


July 31, 2018

Cabin crew stand up to Ryanair in unprecedented industrial action

With two days of unprecedented and highly impactful industrial action, Ryanair cabin crew have taken a major step in standing up to the company management and demanding a fair deal. Workers based in Belgium, Spain and Portugal are reaching the end of their second planned strike day, while those based in Italy took industrial action […]


July 26, 2018

Solidarity message for striking Ryanair workers

ITF, ETF and affiliates send a message of solidarity to Ryanair cabin crew striking on 25 and 26 July The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and affiliate unions in the civil aviation sector stand in solidarity with your strikes. Back in December, under intense pressure from workers and unions, Ryanair […]


ITF and ETF stand in solidarity with striking Ryanair workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair cabin crew taking industrial action on 25 and 26 July. Tomorrow [25 July] and Thursday, Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain will be striking over the persistent failure of the company to improve their pay and working conditions. […]


July 24, 2018

Ryanair profits fall by a fifth as it warns of more strikes (theguardian.com)

Airline grows rapidly in first quarter, with 7% rise in passenger numbers Ryanair has warned staff planning a summer of strikes that efforts to secure improved pay and working conditions could put their jobs at risk, as it reported a 20% decline in first-quarter profit. The no-frills airline continues to grow rapidly, reporting a 7% […]


ITF and ETF warn Ryanair against obstructing cabin crew right to strike

With cabin crew due to strike next week, ITF and ETF demand that Ryanair respects workers’ fundamental right to take industrial action On 25 and 26 July, Ryanair cabin crew in four countries will take industrial action after their grievances have been repeatedly ignored by the company. ITF and ETF affiliates CNE/LBC in Belgium, FILT […]


July 20, 2018