ETUC declaration: Some low fares airlines undermine collective bargaining (

When the ETUC Executive Committee convened for their meeting on March 10, pilots in the budget carrier Norwegian had been on strike for 11 days. The main demand of the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) was to have a collective agreement with their real employer, Norwegian Air Shuttle. In Denmark, Ryanair is establishing a base in […]

March 13, 2015

International mission’s ‘reinstate Jimena’ call backed by Ecuador government

An international delegation of trade unionists visiting Ecuador to protest the unjust sacking of cabin crew member Jimena Lopez has won assurances of government backing for their call for justice. Jimena Lopez is the general secretary and founder of the SITA (Sindicato de Trabajadores de Aerolane) union. She was sacked by LAN Ecuador – part of […]

March 11, 2015

ITF unions celebrate International Womens’ Day

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) affiliated unions celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March will be helping support a victimised trade unionist. Jimena Lopez is a cabin crew member and founder of Ecuador’s SITA (Sindicato de Trabajadores de Aerolane) union. She was unjustly sacked by the LAN Ecuador airline. The ITF is making her […]

March 6, 2015

Video: ITF Continues Support of IAM Delta Campaign (

The 4.6 million member International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) hit the US this week in a massive show of support for the IAM Delta campaign. Meetings were held Tuesday in DTW with great enthusiasm. Watch the video here>> See more at:

This International Women’s Day, join the fight for Jimena Lopez

For more than 100 years, we in the trade union movement have celebrated March 8th as International Working Women’s Day. This year, let’s turn that celebration into a global act of solidarity. Trade union leader Jimena Lopez was sacked from her cabin crew job after a successful organising drive at her workplace. This week, let’s […]

March 4, 2015