United Makes Peace by Reinstating Fired Crew, Qatar Not So Much (huffingtonpost.com)

Two stories with big consequences for the participants and lessons for the rest of us were in the news this week. After years of fighting their firing for expressing concern about the security of their aircraft, 13 United flight attendants have been reinstated. You may recall from a previous post on my blog, that in the […]

March 15, 2016

ITF ramps up pressure over scapegoated Russian air traffic controllers

The ITF has ramped up the pressure to drop criminal charges against three air traffic controllers at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport who it says were unfairly scapegoated for the tragic accident which killed the head of oil giant Total and all crew members on 20 October 2014. ITF general secretary Steve Cotton wrote to Russian president […]

April 9, 2015

Important step for improving European aviation safety

ETF welcomes the new non-punitive occurrence reporting system Today, Wednesday 26 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted the compromise text agreed by the Commission, the Council and the Parliament on the new European occurrence reporting Regulation. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), which represents air traffic controllers (ATCOs), pilots and all other categories of civil […]

February 26, 2014