Republican Attack on Workers’ Rights Puts Aviation Safety at Risk (AFL-CIO now blog – USA)

At midnight tonight, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is slated to run out of money and be forced to suspend vital operations because House Republicans want to deny aviation and rail workers a simple majority vote—the same process that applies to electing lawmakers—on whether to join a union.

July 24, 2011

ITF protests JAL job losses

The ITF has protested to the Japanese government over the forced dismissals of workers at Japan Airlines (JAL) – even though workforce reduction targets had already been met through voluntary redundancy.

July 22, 2011

ver.di and easyJet obtain results in negotiations (PRESS RELEASE)

After a months-long dispute over pay and conditions, renewed talks brought forward an agreement between Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.di) and easyJet.

ITF denounces aviation union leaders’ murder (press release)

The ITF has declared the death by sectarian violence of Amir Shah, President of the People Unity CBAUnion of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as a “rude shock not only for Pakistan but the entire world.”

July 18, 2011

Junta link puts Qantas Fiji flights under cloud (The Canberra Times – Australia)

Qantas flights to and from Fiji may be disrupted, with the Transport Workers Union threatening industrial action and the Australian Government warning that it is monitoring the island’s treatment of trade union members.

Oneworld unions offer employers ‘partnership in building alliance future’ (ITF press release)

A new body representing workers in oneworld alliance airlines today made its first move by offering a constructive partnership between trade unions and management on problem-solving and negotiation.

Organising manual set to help increase union power

A brand new tool to help build union power was launched at an event in the UK recently.

July 13, 2011

Aviation workers in “same team, same rights” action

Workers in the Skyteam airline alliance were this week united in a global action to support ground-handlers in the UK, kicking off a broader campaign to promote a “same team, same rights” approach.