A “lack of management” at Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas on Thursday posted a record annual net loss of Aus$2.84 billion (S$3.31 billion). Transport Workers Union National Secretary Tony Sheldon said the latest Qantas results were only vindication of a “lack of management” rather than good strategy. See the video here>> The video also includes commentary from Federal Independent Senator, Nick […]

August 29, 2014

ETF ramps up pressure on ‘anti-union’ LOT

In a bid to ramp up the pressure on LOT Polish Airlines (LOT) over its unlawful sacking of Andrzej Jeżewski, vice-president of the ITF and ETF affiliated cabin crew union ZZPP, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has urged the voice of the European airline industry and Polish members of the European Parliament to use […]

Norwegian Air International: What’s past is prologue (rollcall.com)

By Donald Marcus Will U.S. commercial aviation travel the same path as U.S. maritime where flags of convenience cripple an important part of our economy? Right now, the Senate must decide if it will join the House in passing legislation that will help prevent Norwegian Air International and similar fly-by-night flag-of-convenience operators from entering our […]

August 22, 2014

Airline sacks cabin crew union leader – call for global protest campaign (labourstart.org)

LOT Polish Airlines has sacked Andrzej Jeżewski, the Vice President of its cabin crew union, in an attempt to disrupt ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. This is a brazen violation of trade union rights — and is part of a broader offensive by Polish employers which are now the subject of three ongoing LabourStart campaigns. Please […]

ITF and ETF urge action over dismissed aviation union leader in Poland

The ITF and ETF are urging their affiliates to take action over the unlawful dismissal of an aviation trade union leader in Poland. Andrzej Jeżewski, vice president of ITF and ETF affiliate Cabin Crew Union ZZPP, has been sacked by LOT Polish Airlines during collective bargaining negotiations. This is in breach of Polish law, under […]

August 21, 2014

IAM, AFA, TWU call on DOT to deny Norwegian Air scheme (www.iamdelta.net)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, […]

August 20, 2014

Virgin America flight attendants to join TWU

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, is celebrating the decision by around 900 flight attendants at Virgin America to be represented by a union. The National Mediation Board (NMB) in the United States yesterday announced that flight attendants at Virgin America have voted in favor of union representation. Of the roughly […]

August 14, 2014

We are all one union family …

… and together by organising along the supply chain and through inspiring targeted action we can win.” Those words started the Civil Aviation Section Conference, along with a 21-minute film that covers activities over the past 4 years. After focusing on the past, delegates looked at their future strategies. They evoked their fight against outsourcing. […]

August 13, 2014