ETUC declaration: Some low fares airlines undermine collective bargaining (

When the ETUC Executive Committee convened for their meeting on March 10, pilots in the budget carrier Norwegian had been on strike for 11 days. The main demand of the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) was to have a collective agreement with their real employer, Norwegian Air Shuttle. In Denmark, Ryanair is establishing a base in […]

March 13, 2015

New victory against Ryanair (Parat Norway)

In a new judgement, Moss District Court has ruled that the Cocca case will be decided according to Norwegian law. The Court of Appeal has previously ruled that the case will be brought before a Norwegian court. Deputy head of Parat, Vegard Einan, believes that Ryanair now will have to change its operational model and […]

January 9, 2015

Parat urges Norway to end Qatar Airways’ operations

ITF affiliate Parat in Norway has urged the Norwegian authorities to revoke Qatar Airways’ right to operate flights from the country because the company “systematically undermines the rights of its Parat has long highlighted poor working conditions in Qatar Airways. Its claims have been backed by a new book by Norwegian journalist Pål Vegard Hagesæther, […]

November 3, 2014

ITF applauds US DOT decision on Norwegian Air

The ITF has applauded the decision on 2 September by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to refuse Norwegian Air International (NAI) – a key offender in attempting to introduce flags of convenience (FOCs) in aviation – an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit. The exemption would have allowed the carrier to launch an […]

September 6, 2014

Parat victory in conflict with Norwegian

In the early hours of Monday, Parat and Norwegian reached an agreement on a new collective agreement and the strike has been called off. The head of the Cabin Crew Association, Marit Lindén, says that their demands have been met and agreement has beenreached on a common collective agreement structure for Norway and Denmark. In […]

May 19, 2014

Risk of extensive strike in Norwegian airline (

The Norwegian airline with the same name is in danger of being thrown into a comprehensive strike by its cabin crew in Norway and Denmark within a short period of time. A strike could affect the company’s flights across much of Europe. The airline, which in 2012 signed the biggest deal ever in the history […]

May 15, 2014

ETF fully supports the Parat industrial action in ‘Norwegian’

On behalf of 2.5 million transport workers and 250,000 civil aviation workers from 41 European countries and over 230 trade unions, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) expresses its full support to the industrial action currently being in progress at ‘Norwegian Air’ by Parat. The ETF has learnt that Norwegian’s management is not ready to […]

May 13, 2014

ITF demands investigation into Norwegian airline

ITF unions have vowed to protect working conditions for aviation workers at Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS). Norway’s ITF-affiliated Parat union has long campaigned against NAS working practices. The airline has a track record of seeking to avoid Nordic working regulations by outsourcing various parts of its operations. In February, NAS obtained a license to operate […]

April 17, 2014