Union wins for ground handling staff in aviation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) affiliate ver.di has secured an historic collective agreement, including improved wages and working conditions for over 30,000 employees at major German airports following strike action earlier this week.  This historic agreement sets a precedent by replacing numerous individual agreements and sets a new standard for the industry.  Stephen Cotton, […]

February 23, 2024

Norse Atlantic Airways and International Transport Workers’ Federation enter into recognition agreement

The new low-cost longhaul airline Norse Atlantic Airways and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have signed a recognition agreement with the goal of securing collective bargaining agreements with the airline’s future cabin crew and pilots in Europe and the US. Both parties commit to seeing an airline that is built on good labour relations […]

May 19, 2021

South African aviation workers take action at Airlink

Hundreds of workers have taken action against a culture of attacking the rights of working people at Airlink. The aviation company is guilty of rampant unfair dismissals, is refusing to amend the current collective agreement and wants to exclude ground and ramp staff from the agreement, according to the South African Transport and Allied Workers’ […]

March 1, 2020

TWU-IAM Association, American Airlines agree to industry best wage hikes for 30,000 ground workers, negotiations continue (TWU & IAMAW)

The TWU-IAM Association today announced it has reached an interim agreement with American Airlines to provide approximately 30,000 ground workers industry-leading wage rates, a lump sum payment and retirement improvements. Both sides will continue joint contract negotiations to resolve outstanding issues. “Association members at American Airlines will receive the industry-best wages they deserve now,” said […]

August 5, 2016

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike

A bitter, month-long dispute at Air Madagascar that grounded most of the carrier’s fleet for weeks finally ended on 17 July, following successful negotiations between the carrier and the ITF-affiliated Syndicat General Maritime de Madagascar (SYGMMA). H Lucien Razafindraibe, SYGMMA general secretary, told the ITF “with great pleasure” on 20 July of the end of […]

July 22, 2015

Danish union still hoping for collective agreement after meeting Ryanair (Press release from FPU)

After meeting with Ryanair in London Friday the 20th of February 2015,the Danish trade unions The Flight Personnel Union and The Federation of Employees in the Service Trade are still expecting to enter into a collective agreement. At the meeting, Ryanair was introduced to a proposal for a Danish collective agreement. The anticipation for entering […]

February 23, 2015