Thai union takes big step to building aviation workers’ power

Members of the Wingspan Workers’ Union (WWU) have voted to admit workers from any aviation company across Thailand, not just those working for Wingspan. This is a big step in the ITF airport organising programme strategy to organise outsourced, precarious and sub-contracted workers in Thai airports, and create a more powerful model of union organisation. […]


July 9, 2019

US and Argentinian governments sign controversial aviation agreement

Following secret negotiations, the United States and Argentinian governments have signed an Open Skies agreement. Veiled as a ‘modernising’ of the 1985 transport agreement, the deal is detrimental to workers and comes as a complete surprise to Argentinian and US unions. Joseph Tiberi, chair of the civil aviation section of the ITF and chief of […]


June 27, 2019

ETF support striking Swissport workers in Chile

The ITF Civil Aviation Section has been joined by the ETF Civil Aviation Section representing more than 80 unions with aviation workers in 41 countries in Europe, supporting the baggage handlers at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile in their collective action against Swissport in order to achieve a pay rise. The […]


June 24, 2019

Union campaign wins full contracts for 400+ Bangladeshi airline workers

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has handed over contractual appointment letters to 438 casual workers at the airline. Some of these workers had been on casual and insecure conditions for more than 25 years. The new three-year renewable contracts give these workers all the benefits of regular employment. The ITF-affiliated Biman Shramik League (BSL) has been campaigning […]


June 7, 2019

Can American Airlines CEO Doug Parker Survive The Summer? (liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com)

American Airlines has had difficulty with employee groups lately and morale is low. But with the stock price at an all-time low and the potential for employee action, can CEO Doug Parker possibly survive the summer? I have written about American Airlines flight attendants and their displeasure for the carrier’s management and direction. I have […]


June 5, 2019

US unions join forces to back IAM Delta campaign

Transport unions across the USA are joining forces to back the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in its campaign to organise Delta Air Lines. Following endorsements from ITF affiliates in North America, earlier this week the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) became the latest union to publicly support the campaign. President Joseph […]


May 24, 2019

ALPA Supports IAM Campaigns at Delta (iamdelta.net)

ALPA supports IAM campaigns at Delta and vows to collaborate with the IAM to strengthen the Labor Movement and protect aviation’s good middle-class jobs. ALPA rightfully recognizes the immense benefits of having a voice on the job. Sign your a-card today and demand a vote, so Delta workers can join ALPA members and have a […]


May 23, 2019

Machinists union calls for US government to investigate Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines’ union-busting attempts have sparked a formal complaint to the US government by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The airline is accused of surveilling employees involved in union activities and targeted dismissals of union activists. In addition, marking the latest in a long series of anti-union incidents, Delta has […]


May 15, 2019