Qantas families deserve better – AUF Qantas Families Campaign

Members of Aviation Unions Federation (AUF) are launching the italics campaign today. The campaign will be launched together with a new website with real Qantas family stories.

October 28, 2011

Plane truth behind trolley-dolly brand (The Age – Australia)

Indeed, when the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), which represents 600,000 aviation industry workers, complained to Ryanair three years ago about the calendar, the airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, promised: ”We note ITF’s objection to the calendar. Rest assured this has encouraged us to produce an even bigger and better charity calendar for next year.”

Air france cabin crew on strike (SNPNC-FO & UGICT-CGT France)

Following high political and economical decisions at European and national since years and the 2008 crisis, Air France management is proceeding to drastic reductions of employment for both ground staff and crew members.

Keep Qantas Flying (from

Qantas is a great Australian airline. But if we’re going to maintain our executive pay packets we’ll need to squeeze more money out of our operations and base most of the jobs in Asia.

October 27, 2011

LAN Merger With TAM Progresses (

LAN Airlines expects its merger with Brazil’s Grupo TAM to be completed in March as part of an expansion plan, under which the Santiago-based operator will also formally launch its LAN Colombia brand in December.

Quantas “Double Cross” – National Stop Work Meeting on Friday (TWU-Australia)

After Qantas management’s “double-cross” in enterprise bargaining negotiations, delegates across the country rejected the fraud offer to its workforce which guarantees no job security and downgrades industry standard, and voted for national stop work meetings for one hour at most airports tomorrow.

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Malaysian airline deal could see workers’ rights eroded warns ITF

The ITF has urged the Malaysian government to ensure that workers’ rights are preserved in any future collaboration between Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) and low cost carrier Air Asia. It has been reported that an agreement between the two airlines …

October 26, 2011

Thomas Cook cabin crew vote in favour of industrial action in consultative ballot over nearly 500 job losses (Unite-UK)

Thomas Cook cabin crew, members of Unite, have voted overwhelmingly in a consultative ballot that they wish to take industrial action over the company’s redundancy plans to axe 498 jobs.

October 25, 2011