Chile union delivers food to airport workers in LATAM protest

A trade union has delivered snacks to LAN workers on shift at Santiago airport, Chile, to draw public attention to the way the company treats its aviation workers there. The Union of Airport Workers (Sindilanex) said LAN (part of the LATAM group of airlines) workers at the airport have to spend up to six hours […]

February 19, 2016

Aviation strikes in Argentina and Brazil ramp up pressure on LATAM

Strikes by civil aviation workers in Brazil and Argentina on 3 February were the latest actions in a battle across the region to improve working conditions at the giant LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM). The two-hour stoppage in Brazil was part of a general strike organised by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff over the collective […]

February 11, 2016

LAN and TAM airline workers to strike today in Argentina and Brazil

Aviation workers in Brazil voted to strike on February 3rd· Strikes likely to continue in Argentina · Colombia is negotiating to improve conditions for workers and may join in actions supporting the Brazil and Argentina stoppages. Aviation workers from Brazil and Argentina are striking to improve the working conditions at the giant LATAM Airlines Group. […]

February 3, 2016

LAN Express (Chile) strike in its third week

Following a new wage offer from LAN Express (Chile) on 13 April, the airline’s maintenance, passenger service and cargo workers for the LATAM Airlines subsidiary remained on the strike. The strike started on 8 April. The Union of Lan Express Technician Workers/Federation of LAN Workers told the press that the company’s offer was slightly above […]

April 22, 2015

International mission’s ‘reinstate Jimena’ call backed by Ecuador government

An international delegation of trade unionists visiting Ecuador to protest the unjust sacking of cabin crew member Jimena Lopez has won assurances of government backing for their call for justice. Jimena Lopez is the general secretary and founder of the SITA (Sindicato de Trabajadores de Aerolane) union. She was sacked by LAN Ecuador – part of […]

March 11, 2015

This International Women’s Day, join the fight for Jimena Lopez

For more than 100 years, we in the trade union movement have celebrated March 8th as International Working Women’s Day. This year, let’s turn that celebration into a global act of solidarity. Trade union leader Jimena Lopez was sacked from her cabin crew job after a successful organising drive at her workplace. This week, let’s […]

March 4, 2015

Airline workers strike scheduled for June 26

Conflict with LAN and TAM airlines not resolved! On 26 June, a planned strike of the Peruvian mechanics’ union (SITALANPE) will begin. The union represents 70 per cent of the workforce, and the strike is likely to affect flights in the country and the region. Licensed aviation mechanics are required to certify all aircraft. The […]

June 25, 2014

LAN and TAM airline union leaders and company representatives to meet with Peru’s Ministry of Labour

LAN and TAM airline union leaders from Argentina, Peru and Chile will be meeting in Lima, Peru today, in an effort to convince the company to provide decent working conditions for workers in the LATAM Aviation Group. A meeting will be held today, 24 June, at Peru’s Ministry of Labour with representatives of the company […]

June 24, 2014