ITF and ETF call for new Ryanair chairman

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are calling for shareholders to oppose the re-election of Ryanair chairman David Bonderman and overhaul the company’s corporate governance practices. Back in December the company finally announced that it would recognise trade unions for the first time. Progress since then has been erratic […]


September 4, 2018

Zero-hour contracts and no food or water: inside the savage machine of low-cost flights (playground.plus)

By Anna Freeman, Martí Renau and Anna Pacheco This summer, the rabid consumerism with which we buy and travel on low-cost airlines came to a head. Ryanair experienced the biggest pilot strikes in its history. Up to 67,000 passengers were affected by the cancellation of almost 400 flights. 15 days before, 600 flights were affected […]


September 3, 2018

ITF and ETF congratulate Fórsa on Ryanair recognition deal

ITF and ETF’s affiliate Fórsa has signed a recognition deal with Ryanair to represent all cabin crew based in the Republic of Ireland The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) congratulate their Irish affiliate union Fórsa on signing a recognition deal to represent Ryanair cabin crew. The deal covers all […]


August 31, 2018

United Airlines Loses Challenge to Union Drive (Bloomberg)

Photo: United.com By Josh Eidelson   A vote on unionization by 2,700 United Airlines in-flight catering workers can move forward over the company’s objections, the general counsel of the National Mediation Board ruled. The workers, who prepare and transport food for flights, are the only group of front-line United employees who don’t have union representation. In […]


August 30, 2018

The FPU has sent a notice of dispute to Primera Air Nordic (flyvebranchen.dk)

The FPU has sent a notice of dispute to Primera Air Nordic. The company flies out of Copenhagen Airport without a general agreement, with cabin crew employed under precarious terms of employment. Primera Air Nordics is a Latvian associated company of Danish Primera Air Scandinavia. FPU has an agreement with Primera Air Scandinavia, but via […]


August 29, 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

ITF welcomes Indonesian union alliance

The ITF has welcomed the new alliance of civil aviation trade unions in Indonesia. ITF affiliates IKAGI and Sekar Sejahtera ACS are part of the recently inaugurated Indonesian Airport Workers Alliance (PAGJABSI). ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez said: “The creation of an alliance of Indonesian Aviation Unions is a clear statement of […]


August 21, 2018

Delta flight attendants and fleet workers could vote soon on union, Machinists say (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed A resolute union is continuing to try to organize flight attendants and fleet service workers at seemingly impregnable Delta. Today [15 August 2018] the International Association of Machinists scheduled an all-day demonstration at Delta’s employee parking lot at the Atlanta airport. Wednesday’s demonstration was to include marches, speeches and handbill distribution as […]


August 16, 2018