LAN Express (Chile) strike in its third week

Following a new wage offer from LAN Express (Chile) on 13 April, the airline’s maintenance, passenger service and cargo workers for the LATAM Airlines subsidiary remained on the strike. The strike started on 8 April. The Union of Lan Express Technician Workers/Federation of LAN Workers told the press that the company’s offer was slightly above […]

April 22, 2015

Solidarity with Finnish aviation workers

At the occasion of the ITF Civil Aviation Swissport Working Group Meeting, which was held in London on 14 April, the ITF and ETF families express their solidarity with the Finnish Aviation Union (IAU) and the Finnish Cabin Crew Union (SLSY) that are struggling to achieve justice for AirPro workers. The IAU rightfully argues that […]

April 17, 2015

Yemen aviation crisis prompts ITF and union to urge UN intervention

The ITF and its affiliate the Employees and Workers Syndicate of Yemen Airways have separately written to the United Nations secretary-general to express their deep concern about the impact of the escalating war and the recent development of foreign military powers imposing a blockade on Yemeni airspace facilities. The Yemen Airways workers’ union has urged […]

ITF backs Dominican Republic ATCs sacked over air safety warnings

The ITF is strongly backing the campaign by its affiliate the Dominican Air Traffic Controllers Association (ADCA) to win the reinstatement of air traffic controllers sacked by the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) 13 months ago. The union argues that the workers were sacked as punishment for publicly raising concerns in 2012 about deficiencies which […]

Seventy-five union leaders meet in Santiago, Chile

Unions from LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines from seven countries expand support for striking LAN Airlines workers Union leaders representing mechanics, pilots, flight attendants, and ground staff of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines from seven countries: Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and Paraguay are providing support to the striking workers of LAN in Chile. […]

April 14, 2015

Call to support Danish ‘Heroes of the Sky’

The ITF is urging its affiliates to support Heroes of the Sky, a new and exciting grassroots initiative among Danish aviation workers which attracted over 3,000 Facebook likes in its first three days. The aviation activists have formed the campaign group to pressurise Ryanair into an agreement with their trade unions and to fight the […]

April 9, 2015

ITF ramps up pressure over scapegoated Russian air traffic controllers

The ITF has ramped up the pressure to drop criminal charges against three air traffic controllers at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport who it says were unfairly scapegoated for the tragic accident which killed the head of oil giant Total and all crew members on 20 October 2014. ITF general secretary Steve Cotton wrote to Russian president […]

In all airports in Chile: Lan Express workers go on strike at 00:00 hours on Thursday

98.19% of Lan Express workers voted to strike, rejecting the almost zero wage increase offered by the largest airline in Latin America. All areas related to maintenance, ramp and passenger assistance are likely to be affected and cause delays and flight cancellations across the country and international connections. Latam Airlines has ongoing labour disputes which […]