ETF/ITF supports the Flight Personnel Union, Denmark (FPU) and the cabin crew at Atlantic Airways

The dismissal of two union representatives fighting to improve working conditions for cabin crew employed at Atlantic Airways is unacceptable. FPU and their local branch at Atlantic Airways have struggled to obtain a collective agreement on behalf of both pilots and cabin crew at Atlantic Airways. FPU organizes the cabin crew in the company, and […]

June 25, 2019

The FPU has sent a notice of dispute to Primera Air Nordic (

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

Danish court allows industrial action against Ryanair

On 1 July 2015, the Danish Labour Court ruled that Ryanair has to engage in collective bargaining with trade unions within five days and that the Flight Personnel Union (FPU), affiliated to the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), can legally enter into an industrial conflict with Ryanair. This means […]

July 2, 2015

Call to support Danish ‘Heroes of the Sky’

The ITF is urging its affiliates to support Heroes of the Sky, a new and exciting grassroots initiative among Danish aviation workers which attracted over 3,000 Facebook likes in its first three days. The aviation activists have formed the campaign group to pressurise Ryanair into an agreement with their trade unions and to fight the […]

April 9, 2015

ETUC declaration: Some low fares airlines undermine collective bargaining (

When the ETUC Executive Committee convened for their meeting on March 10, pilots in the budget carrier Norwegian had been on strike for 11 days. The main demand of the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) was to have a collective agreement with their real employer, Norwegian Air Shuttle. In Denmark, Ryanair is establishing a base in […]

March 13, 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