Lufthansa cancels more than 1,000 flights as ground handlers strike (wsj.com)

German carrier scraps almost all flights from Munich, Frankfurt hubs Deutsche Lufthansa AG canceled almost all of its flights from two of its hub airports as ground staff staged a walkout, exacerbating disruption that has plagued the aviation industry as it tries to increase flying to meet surging travel demand. The German carrier said that […]


July 27, 2022

Qantas engineers vote on work stoppages as they seek higher pay (reuters.com)

By Jamie Freed Qantas Airways Ltd’s unionised licensed aircraft engineers are voting on work stoppages of up to 12 hours and overtime bans from next month after failing to reach a pay agreement with the airline, the union’s head said on Wednesday [6 July 2022]. The move which affects around 1,000 engineers across Qantas and […]


July 9, 2022

Air strike, Alitalia cancels 172 flights (italy24news.com)

The twenty-four hour strike on Friday 24 September is forcing Alitalia to cancel 172 flights in three days, of which 161 on the same Friday (62% of the total), but also eight Thursdays and another three Saturdays. what you can read on the airline’s website where you can see the complete list of connections that […]


September 24, 2021

Hungary: Stop denying air traffic workers their right to strike

The right to strike is a basic human right. No government has the right to take that away from us. And yet, that is what the Hungarian government, led by Victor Orban, is doing right now. The air traffic workers at the Hungarian Air Navigation Service Provider are illegally being denied their fundamental right to […]


August 9, 2021

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant pay rises and better job security for air traffic workers across Argentina have been won by ITF affiliate Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación (ATEPSA). This is despite fierce […]


July 21, 2021

ITF and ETF express solidarity with Aéroports de Paris unions preparing for industrial action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its European arm, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) express their firm solidarity with French trade unions as they prepare to take industrial action at the Aéroports de Paris (Charles de Gaulle-Roissy and Orly airports) between 1 July and 5 July. The ITF and ETF also fully support […]


June 11, 2021

“Can you hear us? This is our final warning!” – Schiphol Airport workers strike for quality jobs

Cleaners, ground crew and security workers at Schiphol Airport are striking today to send a final warning to airport management to end the race to the bottom in their wages and conditions. Schiphol Airport management seems only to have one goal: reduce costs by increasing the competition among external contractors that provide ground handling, security […]


March 2, 2021

Stop the Heathrow’s great British rip off and support striking Unite members

Heathrow Airport Ltd, the company that owns one of the world’s busiest airports is trying to rip off thousands of their workers with a devious plan to let them go and hire them back on lower wages. Heathrow’s plans will mean up to 25% wage cuts for these workers – a major blow to the […]


December 1, 2020