ITF Civil Aviation Section 2018 Congress film

The slogan of the ITF Congress was “Transport Workers Building Power”. Between 14 and 20 October, aviation unions from across the world joined forces to form a collective voice. The ITF Civil Aviation Section Congress film gives a quick look at the work being done by the Section to build stronger aviation unions and create […]


October 24, 2018

The true cost of flying low cost (gulf-times.com)

By Alex Macheras Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines all over the globe, including Norwegian Air, and the Air Asia Group, has driven down […]


October 22, 2018

ITF and ETF condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct strike action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct workers’ right to strike. Cabin crew in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are taking simultaneous industrial action today, leading to the most widespread Ryanair strike yet. This has been provoked by the company’s persistent failure […]


September 28, 2018

ITF and ETF back the most widespread Ryanair strike yet

Ryanair cabin crew in six countries are taking industrial action tomorrow in the most widespread strike the airline has yet seen. Crew based in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are striking for 24 hours in response to the company’s continued failure to deliver a fair deal for its workers. While some negotiations […]


September 27, 2018

Ryanair chairman weakened but remains in post

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has been re-elected at the company’s annual general meeting, although his position at the company looks increasingly untenable. Today (20 September) Mr Bonderman faced his most contested election as chairman of Ryanair, with 29.5% of shareholders either voting against him or abstaining compared to 12.5% in 2017. Based on these results […]


September 20, 2018

Help stop Ryanair’s union-busting in Poland

A call from the ITF/ETF campaigns team As recently reported by the ITF, cabin crew based in Poland have launched a new union. CWR Cabin Crew Union is affiliated to NSZZ Solidarność and represents all crew across Ryanair’s five bases in the country. However, the new union is already in danger. In base meetings on […]


September 18, 2018

Ryanair breaks promise to respect trade union rights in Poland

Ryanair has attempted to deny trade union rights for Polish cabin crew on the same day they launched their new union. CWR Cabin Crew Union was legally established earlier this week and affiliated to the Polish union federation NSZZ Solidarność. It represents all cabin crew across Ryanair’s five bases in the country and is the […]


September 14, 2018

New Polish union joins the fight for fair treatment at Ryanair

Ryanair cabin crew based in Poland have founded a new trade union to fight for fair pay and working conditions in the growing eastern European market. Established by both Polish and foreign nationals across Ryanair’s five bases in the country, CWR Cabin Crew Union represents the interests of all the airline’s cabin crew. It becomes […]


September 13, 2018