ITF affiliates support Air France unions’ fight against dismissal plans

The ITF and several of its civil aviation affiliates expressed support for Air France trade unions whose members denounce the airline’s massive job cuts plans. Air France plans to cut 2,900 jobs – 1,700 ground staff, 900 cabin crew and 300 pilots – in 2016. ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho said: “We supported the […]

October 21, 2015

Gatwick British Airways cabin crew face drastic wage cuts or dismissal

Over the last few days British Airways captain and crew has been praised for Las Vegas plane fire response. Passenger Lynne Alexander described to the BBC the horrific scenes that could have ended in serious injuries or even fatalities, had it not been for cabin crew heroes who skilfully managed the emergency evacuation: “I was […]

September 11, 2015

Airline sacks cabin crew union leader – call for global protest campaign (

LOT Polish Airlines has sacked Andrzej Jeżewski, the Vice President of its cabin crew union, in an attempt to disrupt ongoing collective bargaining negotiations. This is a brazen violation of trade union rights — and is part of a broader offensive by Polish employers which are now the subject of three ongoing LabourStart campaigns. Please […]

August 22, 2014

The High Court upholds the ruling against dismissed JAL workers

On 3 and 5 June, the Tokyo High Court ruled against 71 former Japan Airlines (JAL) cabin crew and 70 former JAL pilots. The workers were seeking reinstatement after being dismissed as part of the airline’s corporate restructuring in the wake of its 2010 bankruptcy. The court ruled: “the personnel cuts were necessary for the […]

June 10, 2014