British Airways cabin crew ‘ready to strike’ over pay claim (

British Airways is facing the threat of renewed strikes after cabin crew said they were prepared to take industrial action after their pay claims were rebuffed. In a consultative ballot last week among members of the mixed fleet, 95% of crew who voted said they would go on strike. About a third of the eligible […]

June 23, 2014

Support LAN Peru technicians and mechanics – Act now!

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are very pleased that over 5,100 of you have already signed up to support our joint campaign with LabourStart in defence of LAN technicians and mechanics in Peru. But we can better that! Please use your union’s mailing lists – at local, regional and national levels! And spread the word about […]

LAN Peru Union Leader Tells of Detention and Threat at Lima Airport (LATAM network)

Juan Carlos Talavera Flores, the press secretary of the SITALANPE union of Peru, has reported that he was detained. He reports that during his detention he was threatened by a security staff from the airport. The security staff introduced himself as being sent by LAN PERU. Mr. Talavera explained that this security staff member told […]

June 21, 2014

Peru: Play fair LATAM – we don’t want to be afraid to fly with you

Two years ago, the largest Brazilian airline (TAM) merged with the Chile-based LAN to create LATAM — one of the most important airline businesses in Latin America. In 2012, it flew over 65 million passengers. It has 51,000 employees. Today, with the eyes of the world focussed on Brazil, I want to draw your attention […]

June 20, 2014

Machinists, US Airways reach tentative agreement on contracts for 11,000

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced it reached tentative agreements with US Airways on contracts covering approximately 11,000 mechanic and related, fleet service, maintenance training specialist and stock clerk employees. The three-year accords provide for substantial wage hikes, significant job security improvements and maintain industry-best healthcare benefits, among many other […]

June 16, 2014

Second Time Hopefully the Charm for Virgin America Flight Attendants (

Despite previous setbacks, flight attendants at Virgin America are moving to establish the first labor union at the company. More than 50 percent of Virgin’s estimated 852 attendants have signed authorization cards with the Transport Workers Union (TWU); those cards were submitted last month to the federal government’s National Mediation Board, says TWU Vice President […]

June 13, 2014

The High Court upholds the ruling against dismissed JAL workers

On 3 and 5 June, the Tokyo High Court ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines (JAL) cabin crew and 70 former JAL pilots. The workers were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled: “the personnel cuts were necessary for the […]

June 10, 2014

ITF: ‘World Cup warning well and truly sounded’

Commenting on this week’s warning actions by workers of the LATAM airline across Latin America, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho said: “A World Cup warning has been well and truly sounded. This week’s actions are a push for fairness across the airline and a taste of what could happen in […]

June 9, 2014