Lufthansa to profit from LSG Sky Chefs sale while its US workers protest poverty wages

Weeks before Lufthansa is expected to sell its catering subsidiary, LSG Sky Chefs, the company continues to ignore its 11,000 workers in the United States. The Lufthansa leadership refuses to meet with US workers even after they took strike authorisation votes over the summer, protesting poor working conditions described in a new case study. Lufthansa […]


October 9, 2019

ITF hails success at aviation summit

The ITF civil aviation section has hailed the participation of experts from ITF unions at the 40th assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as a great success. Twenty-five union experts, including young workers and women, from 14 countries participated in the proceedings of the assembly that sets global aviation policies for the next […]


October 8, 2019

Thomas Cook workers also deserve protection and compensation

The 22,000 workers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook worldwide must receive equivalent fair treatment to the travel company’s customers, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. After a period of precarious finances Thomas Cook went into administration last week, leaving around 150,000 British tourists stranded around the world. In addition, 9,000 UK-based […]


October 1, 2019

Korean Air cleaners declare victory in industrial dispute

Aircraft cleaners at Korean Air have ended a 53-day strike after winning key concessions from their outsourced employer, EK Manpower. The cleaners, represented by the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), committed to an indefinite period of industrial action in July after negotiations broke down with EK Manpower. In response, the company sued […]


September 30, 2019

ITF at the centre of global aviation summit

An ITF delegation is at the 40th assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) – making sure that aviation workers influence the highest rule-making body in the global airline industry. The ITF group includes nearly 20 activists from 14 countries representing workers across the aviation section, from cabin crew to ground crew to pilots. […]


September 25, 2019

California AB 5 law: now we need a global law for ‘gig’ workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling for the new AB 5 law in California to be the inspiration for global rules that protect ‘gig’ workers, and all workers, from exploitation and abuse, and deliver them their basic rights. AB 5 makes it hard for employers to misclassify workers as independent contractors. Companies typically […]


September 12, 2019

Unions take transatlantic action to end poverty wages and uncertainty at Lufthansa subsidiary

At a time of record airline profits, US, German and British unions are teaming up to campaign for better labour standards at the airline catering provider LSG Sky Chefs. Owned by Lufthansa, LSG supplies catering services to a range of major transport providers, most notably American Airlines in all three countries, which has made over […]


September 6, 2019

Landmark High Court decision against Malaysia Airlines empowers union leaders (freemalaysiatoday.com)

The High Court here has ruled that it is unlawful for Malaysia Airline System Bhd (MAS) to dismiss a trade union leader for issuing a press statement to highlight the plight of workers and to call for the CEO’s resignation. Judge Nordin Hassan said it was also disproportionate for MAS to dismiss Ismail Nasaruddin, who […]


September 5, 2019