ITF backs airline workers action in Argentina

The general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has written to Argentine ministers demanding immediate action to resolve a dispute at the Aerolíneas Argentinas Group. In the letter to minister of transport Guillermo Dietrich and minister of production and labour Dante Sica, Stephen Cotton says: “I am writing to you as we have […]


November 27, 2018

ITF urges Argentinian ANSP to act over victimised air traffic controllers

ITF civil aviation section Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez wrote to Argentinian air navigation service provider Aerial Navigation Enterprise’s (EANA) CEO Gabriel Giannotti on 22 October from Singapore, calling for intervention by him to stop the victimisation of air traffic controllers. Mocho Rodriguez urged Giannotti to intervene urgently to stop any further intimidation of Argentinian air traffic […]


October 25, 2018

Air safety warnings around key african hub during strike (nytimes.com)

Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia’s international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. (…) A Kenya Air Traffic Controllers’ Association official, Peter Ang’awa, confirmed to The Associated Press that “issues of concern have been raised by professionals in […]


September 5, 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

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

Qantas is blasted by union over fears fatigued staff are being overworked due to airline’s new long-haul flight between London and Perth (dailymail.co.uk)

Unite has warned the airline about ‘anti-union tactics’ in London to Perth flight Union claimed flight saw staff have an average duty period of 19 hours Qantas spokesperson said: ‘Safety is always our main priority’ Qantas has been blasted by Britain’s largest union over fears cabin crew are being overworked due to the airline’s new […]


May 21, 2018

Air France-KLM boss steps down as staff reject pay offer (dw.com)

Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said Friday he would step down “within days” after staff at the carrier rejected a company pay offer aimed at ending a series of strikes in recent weeks. Airline officials said 55.4 percent of employees voted against the pay deal that included a 7-percent pay rise over four years. Unions […]


May 8, 2018

Air India unions launch a joint campaign against privatisation

Air India employees and their unions (comprising 10 Air India unions) recently launched a joint campaign against the proposed privatisation of the national carrier. As part of their joint campaign union activists have taken the following actions so far: Gate meetings and sectional meetings by joint forum 15 March to 15 April 2018. Representation and […]


May 3, 2018