Following MH370 and MH17, what now for Malaysia Airlines workers? (

by Clare Speak When the call came late on the evening of 18 July, Malaysia Airlines staff rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and soon found themselves reliving a nightmare that they’d hoped to start putting behind them. Waiting anxiously alongside colleagues for news of a flight believed to be lost, just as they had […]

August 7, 2014

No flights over war zones: TWU (

The Abbott government must step in to re-route Qantas and other Australian flights away from conflict zones in the wake of the MH17 tragedy, a union leader says. Transport Workers Union (TWU) national secretary Tony Sheldon said travellers should have the right to know if their plane is travelling over a war zone. “The airlines […]

ALP conference motion on flying over war zones (

Australian and other international airlines should be required to adjust their flight paths to avoid war zones and other dangerous areas, Transport Union boss Tony Sheldon will tell the ALP state conference this weekend. The Transport Workers Union will put a motion to the conference calling for Australian aviation regulations to be changed to make […]

July 28, 2014

ITF statement on Malaysia Airlines MH17

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today expressed its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew onbard flight MH17 and backed calls for an international investigation. MH17 was carrying almost 300 passengers when it crashed yesterday in eastern Ukraine on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The reasons […]

July 18, 2014