ITF calls for urgent investigation into THY ‘missing crew’ claims (

May 22, 2013

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is calling on international aviation authorities to investigate allegations that Turkish Airlines (THY) is playing with safety by flying airplanes with insufficient or unqualified crew in order to get around a strike by THY workers protesting at unfair sackings.

The Hava-Is union, which represents THY workers, went on strike last Wednesday over the company’s failure to reinstate unfairly staffed workers and negotiate over rest periods. It has alerted the ITF to the reported attempts by THY to circumvent the strike.

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