End poverty wages, TWU urges Qantas (twu.com.au)

Employees working for Qantas are unable to pay bills, take out bank loans or support their families because of forced part time hours and poor conditions, the Transport Workers’ Union has said. As the Qantas annual general meeting takes place today [Friday, 21 October 2016] the union is urging the airline to stop the race […]

October 24, 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

Preventing a global race to the bottom in the airline industry (berniesanders.com)

Statement by Senator Bernie Sanders: We Must Prevent a Global Race to the Bottom in the Airline Industry Norwegian Air International’s attempt to undermine international labor laws by outsourcing cheap labor from Thailand and other low-wage countries is unacceptable. The U.S. Department of Transportation should not be rewarding this airline with a foreign air carrier […]

May 10, 2016

ETUC declaration: Some low fares airlines undermine collective bargaining (etuc.org)

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