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Kenya aviation union wins settlement

“Go-slow” industrial action by aviation workers in Kenya came to an end recently after the workers reached a deal with their employer.
The workers represented by the ITF-affiliated Aviation and Allied Workers’ Union and employed by the Kenya Civil Av…

November 18, 2011

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Contract settlement for aviation workers in Turkey

Aviation workers at a ground handling company in Turkey have won a new agreement, bringing to an end seven rounds of failed negotiations and a spate of industrial action and protest.
The agreement, which was reached between the ITF-affiliated Hava-Is u…

November 10, 2011

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Solidarity with Qantas workers

The ITF is counting on unionists across the world to back their aviation colleagues in Australia who are embroiled in a row over job security and pay.
Labour organisations are showing solidarity with Qantas workers in Australia by participating in an I…

November 9, 2011

Asean: Economic unity is a long way off (Financial Times)

AirAsia, the Malaysian no-frills airline, has tapped into demand from the fast-growing middle class in south-east Asia with its slogan: Now Everyone Can Fly.

Can’t pay airline fees? Go to jail (

If you can’t pay airline fees, there can be drastic penalties. You might even have to stay overnight. Or for eight nights, as one poor traveler did in a widely publicized incident.

Qantas: flying in the face of commonsense or a wily strategy? (The Age-Australia)

AT THE recent Qantas annual meeting, shareholders endorsed the current management strategies and huge pay increases for chief executive Alan Joyce. This is odd as Qantas’s share price has fallen under his watch. Further, Qantas is in conflict with several of its key stakeholders: the government, passengers and important parts of its workforce.

November 8, 2011

Court denies Cathay’s bid for appeal in row over holiday pay. Airline must decide to take fight to Court of Final Appeal or pay flight attendants years of back pay

Cathay Pacific suffered a blow in its wage dispute with its flight attendants yesterday when the Court of Appeal rejected its request to take a holiday pay ruling to the top court.

Flight of fancy: the truth about female cabin crew (The Guardian-UK)

A new TV drama aims to show us the era of ‘glamorous’ air travel. The reality was blatant sexism about female staff. And, sadly, not much has changed …

November 6, 2011