ETF calls upon Aviapartner to respect its workers

Today, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and its affiliates from  Belgium, Germany and Italy are leafleting workers at Aviapartner to raise  awareness about the problems they are facing with the company’s management. Despite numerous attempts to engage into social dialogue, there is a persisting  lack of good industrial relations between the workers and the […]


January 17, 2017

ETF demands social dialogue in Aviapartner

On Tuesday 14 June 2016, members of the European Transport Workers’ Federation’s (ETF) Ground Staff Committee, including delegates from Belgian ETF affiliates ACV Transcom, BTB and CGSLB, gathered in front of Aviapartner’s headquarters in Zaventem to denounce the lack of social dialogue within the company and to urge the management to meet its legal obligations […]


June 14, 2016

Airport workers’ group launches with world protests

Airport workers around the world came together last week in a new organisation, Airports United, which kicked off its struggle for economic justice, safety and security with actions in 33 airports. It then took its message – that while airlines are getting richer their workers are being paid less, worked more, and having their job […]


June 6, 2016

Lufthansa agrees pay deal with 30,000 ground staff (bbc.co.uk)

German airline Lufthansa has agreed a pay deal with 30,000 ground staff as it looks to avoid further strikes. The agreement, struck with services sector union Verdi on Saturday, gives a one-off payment of €2,250 (£1,580) and a 2.2% pay rise. The deal covers Lufthansa airport staff as well as catering, IT, freight and maintenance […]


December 1, 2015

ITF calls for Colombian govt action over Avianca exploitation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has called on the Colombian government to enforce national law and hold the Avianca airline to account over its continued use of fake ‘co-operatives’ as a way of ducking its responsibilities to employees. The practice of setting up fake ‘associated workco-operatives’ has become such a problem in Colombia that […]


November 20, 2014