Tens of thousands ask Barca to find a new sponsor

Remember we told you about this petition? (See the news story here). How Barcelona FC is a club dedicated to upholding community and social values. Qatar Airways is an airline proved guilty of discrimination, where staff live in fear. Think the two don’t go together? Neither do many of Barca FC’s fans. An incredible 40,000 […]

July 13, 2015

Swedish unions join Ryanair strike threat (thelocal.se)

Swedish unions have announced plans to join a Danish strike against Ryanair which could see the budget airline pull out of Scandinavia’s biggest airport. The warning by Sweden-based trade unions Seko and ST comes just days after Danish airline workers’ unions Flight Personnel Union (FPU) and the Services Union announced plans to take industrial action […]

Flight Attendants Call for Contract Day of Action at United Airlines (cwa-union.org)

The Joint Negotiating Committee of AFA-CWA flight attendants has called for a National Day of Action next Thursday, July 16, to highlight the difficulties that they are facing bargaining a contract with United Airlines. “The bottom line problem is the company’s unwillingness to put the required economic resources into a Flight Attendant Contract,” AFA-CWA President […]

Petition calling on Barcelona to drop shirt sponsor hits 40,000 in 24 hours (Telegraph.co.uk)

Online plea asks Catalan club to remove Qatari Airways from their strip until conditions improve for female workers An online petition calling on FC Barcelona to ditch shirt sponsor Qatar Airways unless it ‘treats its workers fairly’ has reached over 40,000 signatures in less than 24 hours. The plea asks last year’s Spanish treble winners […]

New video for aviation unions and workers to challenge aviation FOCs

The Civil Aviation Section of the ITF has produced a new video to help its affiliates organise around the growing trend of flags of convenience (FOCs) in aviation. The video was launched at the Aviation FOCs Conference, which took place in 25-26 June 2015, in London. The film aims to create awareness among civil aviation […]

July 8, 2015

Danish Court backs trade union on Ryanair (etuc.org)

The Danish Labour Court yesterday upheld the right of Danish trade union LO to take industrial action to obtain a collective agreement for Ryanair staff employed in Denmark. “We are very pleased with the ruling of the Labour Court. Now it’s up to Ryanair. I hope we will succeed in concluding a collective agreement”, said […]

July 7, 2015

Ryanair pulls Copenhagen base in dispute with Danish unions over ‘Irish working conditions’ (independent.ie)

Ryanair has pulled its base from Copenhagen after a decision by the Danish Labour Court that ruled that Copenhagen airport staff had the right to refuse to service its flights in a dispute over workers’ rights. The Irish budget airline’s policy of employing people in countries such as Denmark under the less generous terms of […]

July 6, 2015

Landmark CMAC Judgment vindicate Workers 2013 Petition at Swaziland Airlink (STAWU)

Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (STAWU) affiliated workers under Swaziland Airlink petitioned the Company’s management through its board on grounds that turns largely on incompetency, abuse of power and wide strings of maladministration from the only Swazi national airline. Such manifested itself on trumped up charges against workers among other indicators. This week, on June 29th […]

July 3, 2015