Cargolux and OGBL achieve CWA breakthrough (Cargolux media release)

The management of Cargolux Airlines and Luxembourg’s OGBL union have reached an agreement on the main points of a new collective work agreement, covering a period of three years, effective October 2015. The declaration of intent, which was signed today, 24 July, represents a breakthrough in the negotiations that ran since September 2014. In addition […]

July 28, 2015

Another victory over Wizz Air in Romania: The dismissed cabin crew reinstated

After the recent court rulings and the decision of the Romanian National Council for Combating Discrimination, the cabin crew union Sindicatul Aerolimit Professional (SAP) scored another important victory in their fight for workers’ rights: on 16 July 2015, the court has ordered the reinstatement of the cabin crew members dismissed by Wizz Air in the […]

July 22, 2015

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike

A bitter, month-long dispute at Air Madagascar that grounded most of the carrier’s fleet for weeks finally ended on 17 July, following successful negotiations between the carrier and the ITF-affiliated Syndicat General Maritime de Madagascar (SYGMMA). H Lucien Razafindraibe, SYGMMA general secretary, told the ITF “with great pleasure” on 20 July of the end of […]

ITF young workers support AFA global action day

ITF youth leaders meeting in in Washington DC, USA last week participated in the global action day by US cabin crew union AFA-CWA for a fair contract at United Airlines. Delegates at the ITF young transport workers global committee meeting unanimously decided to interrupt their meeting on 16 July to support the worldwide day of […]

July 21, 2015

LO-Denmark: “Thank you for supporting the struggle to obtain better pay and working conditions”

LO notes that Ryanair is closing its last base in Denmark tonight [17 July 2015]. This means that Ryanair no longer has crew in Denmark working on the very poor working conditions that we have been witnessing. “There will therefore be no secondary action in Danish airports tomorrow. The Danish labour market works and the […]

July 20, 2015

OGB-L (Luxemburg) sign ground breaking ground handling agreement

The ITF affiliated OGB-L have signed a ground breaking sectoral agreement for ground handling workers, which provides a compulsory re-hiring of workers in case a service provider would lose the market or part of it. The agreement also secures other important gains for ground handlers. Below you will find the information we received from OGB-L […]

July 17, 2015

ITF: FC Barcelona election ‘will decide fate of Qatar Airways sponsorship deal’

Tomorrow’s FC Barcelona presidential elections are likely to seal the fate of any further sponsorship deal by Qatar Airways (QR), according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF). The ITF says that the gulf between the airline’s treatment of staff and the club’s strong social ethos is now so huge that it will figure in […]

Fan opposition to Qatar goes viral (

By James Dorsey Senior fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk involved in hosting high-profile mega sporting events. Qatar Airways’ sponsorship of FC Barcelona is producing exactly the kind of publicity that is a corporate sponsor’s worst nightmare while a Swiss investigation of the Qatari World […]

July 15, 2015