What’s the cost of ‘flying cheaper’?

Major American airlines are outsourcing their repair work – but what’s the quality and experience of the workforce and what implications does that have for passengers and crew on flights? Watch this film for a look inside the repair facility to see what the real cost is of ‘Flying Cheaper’ here>> The trailer of the […]

February 27, 2014

Send an e-protest to Qatar Airways

Fired – for getting pregnant? Need permission – to get married? Under constant surveillance – in your own home? If you think this is wrong – then join us, and tell Qatar Airways to improve conditions for its women workers. Sign the petition here>> We’ll be in touch soon with our final way for you […]

Important step for improving European aviation safety

ETF welcomes the new non-punitive occurrence reporting system Today, Wednesday 26 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the compromise text agreed by the Commission, the Council and the Parliament on the new European occurrence reporting Regulation. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), which represents air traffic controllers (ATCOs), pilots and all other categories of civil […]

February 26, 2014

Press conference Wednesday: ITF mission to Swaziland reports

Swaziland and South Africa-based media are invited to a press conference in Mbabane, Swaziland, on Wednesday to hear the results of a two day fact-finding mission to investigate labour conditions and allegations of severe anti-trade union actions by the Swazi government. The mission has been mounted by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and comprises […]

February 25, 2014

A call to the ITF’s European aviation affiliates and workers: Join the ETF’s low fare airlines survey

In the context of an EU-funded project, the ETF Civil Aviation Section has decided to set up an online survey to investigate the evolution of the labour market in the airline industry following the development of low fares airlines. Needless to say that all civil aviation employees are affected by this issue. This online survey […]

February 17, 2014

DHL Bahrain Union holds an organizing seminar for Bahraini trade unions

The DHL Trade Union held an organizing seminar in the Kingdom of Bahrain in coordination with the ITF Arab World office, and the supervision of its affiliate, the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU). Ahmed Abd El Amir, the international relations officer at DHL union in Bahrain was among the speakers at the seminar. […]

February 13, 2014

Qatar World Cup Workers’ Standards: no legal enforcement, no worker rights (ITUC)

Qatar’s new World Cup worker welfare standards do not deliver fundamental rights for workers and merely reinforce the discredited kafala system of employer control over workers, warned the International Trade Union Confederation. “Forced labour continues in Qatar today with no workers’ rights. No migrant worker can be protected by any safety standard unless they have […]

February 12, 2014

Trade unions still concerned over future of air traffic control (europolitics.info)

European trade unions are still up in arms over the reduction of air traffic control budgets proposed for the 2015-2019 period. These cuts were ratified by member state experts during the Single Sky Committee meeting, on 4 February (see Europolitics 4803). The reductions are less than those initially proposed by the European Commission but are […]