Strike leads to speedy agreement in Canada

Air Canada workers have returned to work after the CAW and Air Canada reached what they described as a ‘tentative’ agreement that will increase wages for the affected personnel.

June 22, 2011

Air Canada Strike Ends, Airline Set To Return To Full Speed (from

Picket lines are down and travel ease expectations are up Friday as Air Canada customer service and sales staff are set to return to work Friday, a day after a tentative agreement was reached three days into a walkout.

June 17, 2011

Stop Aircrew Fatigue – ETF

At the EU Transport Minister’s meeting in Luxemburg on 16 June 2011, the ECA (European Cockpit Association) organised a demonstration in front of the Council venue to raise awareness on the safety risks of fatigue. The ETF, represented by Elisabetta Chicca, Cabin Crew Committee Chair, and Francois Ballestero, ETF Political Secretary for Civil Aviation showed solidarity by taking part in this symbolic action.

At Last: Case Against Boeing Goes to Trial (IAMAW-USA)

A courtroom in Seattle, WA was the setting for the opening day of a highly anticipated legal showdown between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Boeing Company over charges that Boeing violated federal labor law when it moved 787 Dreamliner production from Puget Sound to South Carolina.

Call for messages of solidarity for striking workers at Canadian airline

The ITF is urging unions to send messages of solidarity to airline workers in Canada who walked out on strike yesterday after talks over pensions broke down.

June 15, 2011

Strike hits Greek flights today (from

Greek air, sea and rail travel will grind to a halt today as public sector workers stage another walk out in protest at deep government cuts.

Could your cell phone cause a plane crash? (from

If you’re like most occasional or even frequent fliers, you probably don’t take seriously those warnings about shutting off cell phones. But perhaps you should — based on a new report.

June 14, 2011

Air Canada reservation agents could begin strike June 13 unless deal reached

The union representing 3,800 Air Canada customer service and sales agents says it is heading towards a possible strike on June 13 unless mediated talks result in a negotiated agreement.

June 13, 2011