Paris flights cut by 20 pct as air traffic controllers strike (

Travellers faced a day of disruption on Thursday as air traffic controllers in France and across Europe went on strike over cost cuts and pan-European safety rules. France’s DGAC authority asked airlines operating services to and from the three Paris-region airports – Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais – to reduce flights by about 20 […]

January 30, 2014

Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS in Francophone Africa

ITF-affiliated civil aviation unions in Francophone Africa came together in Senegal on 20 and 21 January, to develop their skills in tackling HIV/AIDS. Twenty-six workers from 11 nations, including 10 women workers, attended the seminar. It was the first time that workers from Niger, Mauritania and Congo Brazzaville have taken part in an ITF HIV/AIDS […]

European Parliament encourages low-cost air traffic control & navigation services

ETF demands to stop jeopardising jobs and safety in European Sky Today, Thursday 30 January 2014, and yesterday, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its national affiliates from 11 countries* organised strikes and other actions in the context of the 2nd European Action Day to demand the establishment of a fair, cooperative and social […]

European traffic controllers’ strike prompts delay fears (

Airline passengers may face travel disruption over the next two days due to expected strikes across European Air Traffic Control services. EasyJet said it expects the strikes in Italy and Portugal – the timings of which are expected to differ from country to country – will have “a significant impact on our flights during these […]

January 29, 2014

Russian pilots raise alarm over safety at Aeroflot (

A union of Russian pilots at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on Tuesday accused the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot of endangering passengers’ lives by overworking staff in search for profit. The Sheremetyevo Cockpit Personnel Association said that Russia’s main airline was employing “tired pilots who can fall asleep at any moment.” “Because of Aeroflot’s greed, the […]

Stop jeopardising jobs in European Sky

ETF demands a social dimension inside the Single European Sky in its second European Action Day on 30 January 2014 Following the call of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), Air Traffic  Controllers (ATCOs) and the entire Air Traffic Management (ATM) employees are  mobilising for a new European Action Day on 30 January 2014 to demand […]

January 27, 2014

Russia:Union leaders arrested at Aeroflot (

While the trade union ShPLS, representing pilots of thee biggest Russian airline AEROFLOT, is in the midst of bitter fighting for a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), three of its leaders were arrested on 18 and 20 October 2013 as a result of a provocation. Alexei Shlyapnokov, Valeriy Pimoshenko and Sergei Knyshov now can be sentenced […]

January 23, 2014

China And Qatar Want Flight Attendants To Be Young, Single, Skinny And Female (

Just like American airlines did in the 1960s In China, some young ladies attend university for a chance to enter a beauty pageant. But it’s a very specific pageant, with the promise of employment at the end—a university-sponsored beauty contest for would-be flight attendants. Qingdao University recently sponsored one of these competitive events, which brought together women who had been recommended by four different […]

January 17, 2014