ITF Comment On Cargolux Qatar Airways Withdrawal Victory (Air Transport News)

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today applauded the victory by its member union, the OGBL (Onofhängege Gewerkschaftsbond Lëtzebuerg) in helping secure the withdrawal of Qatar Airways as a part owner of Luxembourg’s Cargolux airline. Qatar Airways had bought a 35 per cent share in the cargo carrier and was believed to be seeking a majority stake. The OGBL led a campaign to prevent a takeover and the potential loss of thousands of jobs.

November 20, 2012

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Protests in Luxembourg over jobs and conditions at two airlines

Around 1500 workers and their supporters expressed their anger over action set to put jobs at risk and attempts to undermine an agreement at a protest rally earlier this week.
The workers, led by the ITF-affiliated Onofhängege Gewerkschaftsbond Lëtze…

November 16, 2012

EU freezes airlines carbon emissions law (The Guardian -UK)

The unexpected climbdown was prompted by a decision to look into ways of encouraging airlines to cut their emissions

November 14, 2012

UGT, CCOO and SEPLA reject the Iberia Plan (Joint Press Release)

In Friday’s meeting of the Social and Economic Forum, IB Management presented to the 3 Member Union’s, IAG’s plan designed to tackle IB’s losses.

The first thing which has surprised us is that the the Management side have admitted no responsibility for any of the losses seen. All blame has been attached by them to the economic situation, the markets IB fly-in, the oil price, the highly competitive nature of the market and above all else labour costs. Management decisions, poor ones and known for some time concerning fleet renewal and where fuel was hedged at were not acknowledged.

Tarom employees could go on strike on Nov. 14 (Business Review-Romania)

All Tarom flights could be grounded on November 14 as Tarom employees are considering going on strike that day, Aurel Curdov the general secretary of Tarom’ National Technical Union told Agerpress.

November 11, 2012

IAG targets full control of Vueling (Financial Times-UK)

International Airlines Group said on Wednesday that it was considering seeking full ownership of Vueling, the Spanish low-cost carrier.
Analysts said the potential move was part of its efforts to try to improve the competitiveness of Iberia, its Spanish subsidiary.

November 8, 2012

Video of woman removed from Ryanair plane prompts calls for boycott (

A video which shows a Spanish woman being ejected from a Ryanair plane moments before take-off has gone viral and prompted Twitter users in Spain to call for a boycott of the airline.

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Court rules in favour of sacked Turkish Airlines worker

A court in Istanbul has ordered that a Turkish Airlines employee, sacked for his involvement in a legal protest action, be reinstated.
The court made the decision in favour of the worker, a member of the ITF-affiliated union Hava-Is, on 6 November. He …