Labor unions announce a partnership to counter global airline alliances

WASHINGTON (The Commercial Appeal-USA)— Airline labor union organizers from five continents announced today that they have formed a “One World of Labor” partnership to counter the influence of what they said is a de facto merger of airlines into three global alliances.

April 21, 2011

Unions form ‘oneworld labor council’

A number of unions representing workers for oneworld airlines on Wednesday announced the establishment of the “oneworld labor council,” described by labor leaders at a Washington press conference as a loose confederation of work groups focused on combating threats to job security they say are posed by cross-border airline cooperation.

How we’re already fixing our air traffic system

The traveling public rightly expects air traffic controllers to make sure their flight safely reaches its destination. We work diligently to maintain the trust the American people have in our aviation system. But as recently as Saturday, we have seen examples of a few individuals who have failed to uphold that trust. (USA today)

Qantas chief Alan Joyce attacks ‘kamikaze’ pilots, engineers unions

QANTAS chief Alan Joyce slammed the pilots, engineers and ground crew unions, accusing them today of waging a “kamikaze” industrial campaign.

April 20, 2011

BA and Union agree deal to hold off strikes

(Reuters) – Leaders of the Unite union have held back from calling a fresh wave of strikes by British Airways BA.L cabin crew to allow peace talks to continue.

April 16, 2011

Union fight back must centre on organising

Unions need to focus on jobs, decent work, organising and powerful workers if they are to challenge the devastating impact of the world economic crisis, said the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Sharan Burrow.

Aviation workers prepare for strike action in Turkey

Aviation workers in Turkey are set to take strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Joint statement by Unite the union and British Airways

The new General Secretary of Unite, Len McCluskey, and the new CEO of British Airways, Keith Williams, have had exploratory talks over the last few weeks and are committed to seeking an honourable and fair settlement to the long running dispute.

April 14, 2011