Air safety warnings around key african hub during strike (nytimes.com)

Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia’s international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. (…) A Kenya Air Traffic Controllers’ Association official, Peter Ang’awa, confirmed to The Associated Press that “issues of concern have been raised by professionals in […]


September 5, 2018

Safe and strong aviation for all! (ITF video)

We say, “safe and strong aviation for all!” From the impact of liberalisation and deregulation to the growth of aviation flags of convenience (FOC), ITF and its aviation affiliates are tackling the challenges facing aviation and airline workers today. We are building stronger aviation unions and creating better working conditions for all. Learn more about […]


August 24, 2018

Fiji: End the lockout at Nadi Airport (LabourStart)

Workers at Fiji’s international airport have been locked out since before Christmas because they dared to challenge management. The company that provides ground services at the airport is owned mostly by the Fijian government, but 49% of the shares are owned by the workers. For that reason, the workers tried to raise issues at shareholder […]


January 4, 2018

ETF ATCEUC joint statement: “Our rights your safety”

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched today a campaign to oppose the European Commission will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers(ATCOs)’ right to strike. Indeed, Commission encroaches the national sovereignty of Member States as the right to strike falls outside the scope […]


November 20, 2017

47th IFATSEA Assembly (atn.aero)

IFATSEA’s 47th General Assembly was recently held from November 6 to 10 in Montreal, Canada. In addition to welcoming new members, delegates heard from prominent speakers in each of the following areas: industry, government and international federations. (…) Mr. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez of the International Transport Workers Federation addressed the Assembly. Mr Rodriguez explained the […]


Colombia’s air traffic controllers union begin ‘work to rule’ in support of Avianca pilots (thecitypaperbogota.com)

Three weeks after 730 Avianca pilots affiliated with the ACDAC union walked-off the job causing widespread disruptions, on Monday, travelers in Bogotá’s El Dorado airport were subject to further delays when air-traffic controllers began a ‘work to rule’ action in support of the pilots. The Asociación Colombiana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (Acdecta) began slowing […]


October 10, 2017

Airlines cause one million minutes of delay while blaming others (ATCEUC, ETF and IFATSEA joint press statement)

The undersigned ATM Professional Staff Organisations note with great regret yet another attack of Airlines for Europe (A4E) on the European Air Traffic Management in the form of a joint letter of A4E member airlines’ CEOs to the European Air Navigation Service providers (ANSPs). The letter enumerates a number of ATM-related issues as cause for […]


September 26, 2017

Prospect hits back at Ryanair claims on air traffic control (prospect.org.uk)

Airline Ryanair has today [4 August 2017] called for resilience of air traffic control to be improved, but also made clear that it does not want to pay for the staffing levels required. This came in response to a new report by the Civil Aviation Authority that found that short staffing at NATS (which runs […]


August 7, 2017