ETF Press Invitation: Ground Handling demonstration in Strasbourg on 5 July 2012 – 11.30 am

“DON’T MESS WITH GROUND HANDLING JOBS!” Ground handling workers’ demonstration  on EU Ground Handling Regulation Members of the press are kindly invited to attend this event of the European Transport Workers’ Federation When? 5 July 2012, 11.30 – 14:30 Where? At the entrance of the European Parliament in Strasbourg (F) Rue Lucien Febvre   A […]

June 28, 2012

URGENT: Please support ITF’s international campaign to secure the release of imprisoned Moroccan unionists

The ITF is initiating an international support campaign to secure the release of Said Elhairech and Mohamed Chamchati, trade union leaders in Morocco

June 27, 2012

Air France Union Says Airline Outlines 10% Job-Cut Plan (

Air France-KLM Group (AF), Europe’s largest carrier, plans to eliminate more than 5,000 jobs from its French workforce as it seeks a return to profitability.

The cuts, equivalent to 10 percent of posts at the Air France unit, will be achieved through voluntary departures and attrition, with the Paris-based company seeking to avoid firings, it said today in a statement.

June 26, 2012

TAM joins LAN and says it will leave the Star Alliance (Folha de Sâo Paulo)

TAM admitted yesterday it will no longer be part of the Star Alliance, an alliance of airlines of which it has been a member since May 2010.

According to Mauricio Amaro, Chairman of the Board of Latam, the holding company combining LAN and TAM that was officially established yesterday, in the coming months the group will decide whether TAM will join the LAN’s alliance, Oneworld, or “will be independent.”

ITF Press Release: Airline alliance unions meet in Buenos Aires

Unions representing workers from the major airline alliances are meeting this week in Argentina to share information and develop strategic responses to developments in the industry. They will cover issues such as the implications of the proposed LAN-TAM merger on Oneworld Alliance workers and the situation at Turkish Airlines, which has raised serious concern among […]

June 22, 2012

ITF Press Release: World Public Services Day

Commenting on World Public Services Day, tomorrow, 23 June, ITF inland transport sections secretary Mac Urata said: “This is the day when quality public services are celebrated, especially by workers and their trade unions, who know what they deliver to citizens, and how investment in them creates jobs and growth.” He continued: “From railways to […]

Sir Stelios outlines Africa airline plans (Financial Times)

Africa is a step closer to getting a taste of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s brand of low-cost flying, with the easyJet founder set to become a shareholder and board member of an African budget airline with a London listing.
FastJet, the company’s proposed name, is preparing to launch services in Ghana, possibly in three months’ time, using a business model devised by Sir Stelios’s easyGroup and aircraft decked in a familiar orange hue.

June 17, 2012

LAN Airlines extends TAM share swap, delays merger (Reuters)

* Holdouts among TAM minorities surprise airlines

* LAN waives 5 pct limit on remaining TAM free float

* Airlines extend share swap for another 10 days