ITF condemns use of strike-breakers by THY

The ITF has expressed its ongoing concern regarding the use of strike-breakers by the Turkish Airlines (THY) and inaction of the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security. On Monday 8 July, a labour court in Istanbul ordered THY to stop using employees it hired as replacements for workers that have been on strike since […]

July 12, 2013

ITF statement: Asiana Airlines flight 214 tragedy

Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed dramatically on arrival at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Footage of Asiana Airlines flight 214 showed the full horror of the crash, and the professionalism and bravery of the crew in their quick reaction in a terrifying situation. The flight had almost 300 people on board, including an infant […]

July 11, 2013

Hava-Is reports that evidence presented to the Turkish Labour Court details strikebreaking tactics used by THY

An expert report into Turkish Airlines’ (THY) anti-union practices, shows that the airline management has used strike-breakers and violated the national legal framework of Turkey. Some of the THY workers are on strike since 15 May 2013. The report reveals that THY has been hiring temporary staff (particularly from Sun Express) to maintain personnel numbers […]

July 3, 2013