ICAO Air Navigation Conference: Lobbying underway by aviation unions over remote towers

The ICAO Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/13), organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization is taking place from 9 October to 19 October 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The theme of the conference is “From Development to Implementation” and it will discuss issues and proposed solutions relating to flight safety and air navigation capacity and efficiency, and […]


October 9, 2018

ITF, ADLSA and ILO agree to work towards safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has today formally agreed with Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project Office in Qatar to work together to ensure decent work for transport workers in Qatar, through the Technical Cooperation Programme between Qatar and the ILO (TCP) The […]


October 8, 2018

British Airways union crowdfunds more than £65,000 in three days for sacked cabin crew in Hong Kong (independent.co.uk)

The GoFundMe campaign has exploded, with thousands of people pledging their support. By Helen Coffey A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for British Airways cabin crew in Hong Kong who have been made redundant has gained £67,787 in pledges. The GoFundMe campaign, set up by unions Bassa and Mixed Fleet Unite, has racked up the […]


October 3, 2018

Airport workers to protest worldwide tomorrow for decent treatment

On Tuesday 2 October, 48 airports in 13 countries will see simultaneous demonstrations as workers demand fair pay and conditions and airport safety and security. Under the banner of Airport Workers United, workers are planning protests at airports which control 36% of global air travel and see nearly 4 million people pass through every day. […]


October 1, 2018

ITF and ETF condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct strike action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct workers’ right to strike. Cabin crew in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are taking simultaneous industrial action today, leading to the most widespread Ryanair strike yet. This has been provoked by the company’s persistent failure […]


September 28, 2018

ITF and ETF back the most widespread Ryanair strike yet

Ryanair cabin crew in six countries are taking industrial action tomorrow in the most widespread strike the airline has yet seen. Crew based in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are striking for 24 hours in response to the company’s continued failure to deliver a fair deal for its workers. While some negotiations […]


September 27, 2018

Ryanair chairman weakened but remains in post

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has been re-elected at the company’s annual general meeting, although his position at the company looks increasingly untenable. Today (20 September) Mr Bonderman faced his most contested election as chairman of Ryanair, with 29.5% of shareholders either voting against him or abstaining compared to 12.5% in 2017. Based on these results […]


September 20, 2018

Help stop Ryanair’s union-busting in Poland

A call from the ITF/ETF campaigns team As recently reported by the ITF, cabin crew based in Poland have launched a new union. CWR Cabin Crew Union is affiliated to NSZZ Solidarność and represents all crew across Ryanair’s five bases in the country. However, the new union is already in danger. In base meetings on […]


September 18, 2018