Stop union busting at Bird World Wide Flight Services Pvt. Ltd

In August 2013 after forming the BWFS Kamarachi Union, ramp and grounds services company Bird World Wide Flight Services Pvt. Ltd terminated the employment of it’s, General Secretary, Omkar Singh and another 10 workers. Most of the unionised workers belong to the poorest section of the society and were/are engaged as loaders and utility workers […]

October 15, 2015

Freight handlers strike for better conditions

Some 200 freight handlers at Schiphol airport, the Netherlands, went on strike this week over deteriorating working conditions. Workers at Aviapartner Cargo (APC) are facing longer hours and have little control over their schedule. Workers say they can end up having just one day’s rest per week, between a day and a night shift. Workers […]

March 25, 2014

FAA launches new rule to curb unsafe aircraft maintenance outsourcing practices

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement regarding the FAA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on drug and alcohol testing at aircraft maintenance facilities outside the U.S.: “Federal aviation regulators took an important step yesterday in an effort to ensure that foreign aircraft repair stations that work on U.S. aircraft […]

March 17, 2014

Safety on the ramp (

Chris Kaminski, deputy director, risk manager and expert on workplace safety at Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA), which manages Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Willow Run Airport, likens the airport ramp to a beehive, with vehicles and people constantly flitting to and fro. Not only is the ramp a complex area, he says, but it is […]

March 13, 2014

Strike at Swissport handling Brussels

Since Sunday 12th of May all workers of Swissport handling decided to go on strike. In September Swissport bought Flightcare. Immediately after the takeover, Swissport wanted to increase the flexibility of the workers. Swissport didn’t accept that in the Belgian way of working and social dialogue you need to respect collective bargaining agreements and you […]

May 15, 2013