USA: Safety and health protections in the cabin become reality thanks to unions

On 22 August 2013, Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), made the following statement in support of the FAA’s final policy statement addressing flight attendant workplace safety in conjunction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): “Today’s [22th of August’s] announcement by the FAA means that America’s flight attendants who […]

August 28, 2013

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Swazi union signs recognition agreement with regulators

The ITF-affiliated Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) signed a recognition and procedural agreement with Swaziland’s Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) on Monday August 19.

Ryanair loses in Norwegian court (

Flight attendant Allesandra Cocca has claimed she was wrongly dismissed from her job while stationed at Ryanair’s Norwegian based at the Rygge Airport south of Moss. Cocca revealed details of what it’s like to work for Ryanair – how new employees start off in debt to the airline because they’ve had to pay for their […]

August 22, 2013

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Union wins agreement and averts strike

The dispute between Alia Company/Royal Jordanian Airlines and the ITF-affiliated General Trade Union of Workers in Air Transport and Tourism (GTUWATT) ended on Monday in Jordan following the signing of an agreement at the Ministry of Labour.

The agreement contains significant wins for the union, including a new salary scale system, which will be implemented and back-dated to 1st July. 

August 21, 2013

PALEA protest as arrested prosecutor returns to work

Members and supporters of the ITF affiliated Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) held a protest rally at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on 16 August 2013 as union leaders filed an administrative complaint against assistant prosecutor Diosdado Solidum, Jr. IPALEA’s complaint demanded the immediate suspension of Solidum. While the union welcomed the filing of separate […]

August 20, 2013

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PALEA prosecutor arrested – union press for suspension

ITF affiliate Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) called for the government to immediately suspend assistant state prosecutor Diosdado Solidum following his arrest for extortion last Thursday, 10th August. PALEA also demanded the court case Solidum had worked on against 241 of their members be dismissed.

August 13, 2013

Ryanair pilots see Facebook and Twitter accounts shut down (

The group claiming to represent Ryanair pilots has had its Facebook and Twitter accounts removed. The Ryanair Pilot Group says the Facebook page was shut down last week and the group’s Twitter account was removed this week with no explanation. But it coincides with the low cost airline trying to secure all social media pages […]

August 12, 2013

Civil aviation women build links and leadership skills

Seventeen women civil aviation workers from ITF affiliates worldwide including pilots, cabin crew, mechanics, baggage handlers and air traffic controllers participated in a leadership programme for women trade unionists in Esher, UK last week. It was co-designed and delivered by Alison McGarry, ITF women’s coordinator and Dr Elaine Bernard, executive director of Harvard Labour and […]

August 7, 2013