Arab World aviation unions back Morocco workers’ protest

High level representatives of ITF Arab World aviation unions meeting in Tunisia have pledged their support for workers’ rights in Morocco. In a message of solidarity ahead of a demonstration on Sunday in Casablanca, the meeting backed the thousands of demonstrators planning to take to the streets to protest over deteriorating social and economic conditions, […]

November 30, 2015

Tunis: Nobel prizewinner Houcine Abbassi encourages ITF trade unionists

Houcine Abbassi, secrétaire général de l’Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT) today welcomed delegates of the International Transport Workers’ Federation who are meeting at the Hotel Royal Hammamet to discuss the need for workers’ rights in Qatar Airways. Houcine encouraged the aviation trade unionists from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, US, Yemen, Morocco, Romania, Spain and […]

November 28, 2015

ITF intervenes over Senegal aviation worker punishments

The ITF has urged the Senegalese president to act over punitive actions taken against aviation workers and their union, following a plea for help from its affiliate, the Syndicat Unique des Travailleurs des Transports Aériens et Activités Annexes du Sénégal (SUTTAAAS). The union had told the federation that a large number of employees had worn […]

November 26, 2015

ITF calls for action after attempted murder of female union activist

The ITF has demanded immediate action to protect trade unionists in Libya after the attempted murder of a prominent activist. Nermin Al-Sharif, leader of the ITF-affiliated Dockers’ and Seafarers’ Union of Libya, was driving a car near Benghazi that crashed after it was followed by two other cars and shot at. She is now out […]

November 20, 2015

Human Rights Issues Continue as Freight Forwarding and Logistics Groups Extend Links (

Qatar Still Targeted by International Unions Despite Improvements QATAR – Once more we hear of controversy regarding logistics groups working in, and with, countries which have a dubious record when it comes to human rights. The situation in Myanmar was graphically described in a piece earlier this year and the name of Qatar constantly surfaces […]

November 17, 2015

Lufthansa Technik wins more MRO business from GoAir (Flightglobal)

Indian budget carrier GoAir has expanded its engine overhaul agreement with Lufthansa Technik. The Mumbai-based airline has contracted the German maintenance specialist to conduct an additional 18 CFM International CFM56-5B overhauls, after last year signing a deal spanning 16 of the engines powering an Airbus A320 fleet, says Lufthansa Technik. It adds that the new […]

November 12, 2015