Report shows aviation jobs marked by low wages, part-time work (

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling on the government and employers to address the crisis in aviation after a survey of employees shows many are struggling to meet costs. Two out of five employees surveyed are working part-time on wages which put many of them earning below the poverty line. Almost 70% of employees say […]

October 21, 2015

ITF affiliates support Air France unions’ fight against dismissal plans

The ITF and several of its civil aviation affiliates expressed support for Air France trade unions whose members denounce the airline’s massive job cuts plans. Air France plans to cut 2,900 jobs – 1,700 ground staff, 900 cabin crew and 300 pilots – in 2016. ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho said: “We supported the […]

Stop union busting at Bird World Wide Flight Services Pvt. Ltd

In August 2013 after forming the BWFS Kamarachi Union, ramp and grounds services company Bird World Wide Flight Services Pvt. Ltd terminated the employment of it’s, General Secretary, Omkar Singh and another 10 workers. Most of the unionised workers belong to the poorest section of the society and were/are engaged as loaders and utility workers […]

October 15, 2015

Air Traffic Management partners in Europe sign declaration with European Commission to further improve Aviation safety

Associations representing all aspects of the air traffic management industry in Europe have signed a Declaration with the European Commission to improve the reporting and analysis of safety information. The Declaration sets out a number of key principles to encourage staff working in aviation to report mistakes or events without fear of punishment. Safety incident […]

October 1, 2015