A short video of the #DenyNAI protest rally from AFA-CWA

On 13 May 2016, over 1000 aviation workers, union leaders and members of the Congress gathered to call on the Obama Administration to “Deny NAI” at a rally outside the White House. The rally was in response to the Department of Transportation’s recent ill-advised decision to tentatively grant Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a […]

May 17, 2016

Aviation workers picket White House over Norwegian Air (12news.com)

Norwegian Air International, a low-fare airline that recently won its first step toward approval for flights to the U.S., drew protests Thursday from rival workers who contend the bargain jets would skirt labor and safety laws. Hundreds of aviation workers chanting “Deny NAI” picketed in front of the White House on Thursday. Unions for pilots, […]

May 13, 2016

Cabin crew union to protest Leung airport luggage flap (ejinsight.com)

A cabin crew union will stage a sit-in protest in Hong Kong airport on Sunday to protest the handling of an incident involving the younger daughter of Chief Executive Leung chun-ying. The action is intended to call out Norman Lo, director general of aviation, for his “irresponsible attitude” toward the controversy, the Hong Kong Economic […]

April 16, 2016

TWU protests employee abuses at Qatar Airways as flights to Sydney begin (twu.com.au)

The Transport Workers’ Union has held a protest at Sydney airport over Qatar Airways’ abuse of employees as the airline began its first flights to Sydney. Activists leafleted the public with information on Qatar Airway’s treatment of its employees, including sacking workers for minor offences and keeping them under constant surveillance. The first flights are […]

March 3, 2016

An hour with ‘His Excellency’, the controversial Qatar Airways CEO (smh.com.au)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker knows how to make an entrance. Arriving 30 minutes late to a press conference celebrating the launch of the carrier’s first services between Doha and Sydney on Thursday, he is introduced to the waiting media crowd as “His Excellency”. “I know that my airline is always creating a […]

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

“I support your cause, Qatar Airways workers need trade union rights”. That’s from #NobelPeacePrize winner Houcine Abassi who stopped to give his support to protesting Qatar Airways cabin crew at the prize ceremony. Qatar Airways has been called one of the “greatest threats to economic and … democratic stability” in Tunisia. Read more here: goo.gl/KedS3C […]

December 11, 2015

Arab World aviation unions back Morocco workers’ protest

High level representatives of ITF Arab World aviation unions meeting in Tunisia have pledged their support for workers’ rights in Morocco. In a message of solidarity ahead of a demonstration on Sunday in Casablanca, the meeting backed the thousands of demonstrators planning to take to the streets to protest over deteriorating social and economic conditions, […]

November 30, 2015

Qatar Airways protesters target FC Barcelona members meeting

A group of airline cabin crew gathered outside the FC Barcelona members’ meeting on Sunday to ask the football giant to reject further sponsorship by Qatar Airways (QR). In the protest, at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, the cabin crew were masked and gagged because QR staff are denied the right to […]

October 29, 2015