Jetstar ground services: Protected industrial action (twu.com.au)

TWU members voted with a huge 94% to take protected industrial action. While Jetstar makes $3.9 billion in revenue, workers are forced onto part-time, insecure work leaving some struggling on as low as $429 a week. After several meetings, Jetstar has refused almost all of the basic claims put forward by workers, such as guaranteed […]


December 6, 2019

‘A serious violation of treaties’: ITF warns Kuwait of potential breach of international law

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has written to the prime minister of Kuwait to warn him that plans to use the military to break a planned strike by civil aviation workers would break international law. Members of the Civil Aviation Labor Union of Kuwait have given notice that they intend to exercise their legal […]


November 7, 2019

Lufthansa to profit from LSG Sky Chefs sale while its US workers protest poverty wages

Weeks before Lufthansa is expected to sell its catering subsidiary, LSG Sky Chefs, the company continues to ignore its 11,000 workers in the United States. The Lufthansa leadership refuses to meet with US workers even after they took strike authorisation votes over the summer, protesting poor working conditions described in a new case study. Lufthansa […]


October 9, 2019

British Airways pilots strike for workers’ fair share of profits

Industrial action by British Airways pilots is a sign that workers must receive their fair share of aviation sector profits, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. Pilots took strike action yesterday and on Monday after a breakdown in pay negotiations between BA management and the ITF-affiliated British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA). The key […]


September 11, 2019

Court rules in favour of Chilean aviation workers

The court of appeals in Chile has backed workers of the Latam Express Union in their battle for justice following a strike in 2018. The court unanimously held that the cabin crew union’s strike, which lasted 17 days, was lawfully terminated by the union on 25 April 2018. Chilean labour law says a strike should […]


July 5, 2019

ETF support striking Swissport workers in Chile

The ITF Civil Aviation Section has been joined by the ETF Civil Aviation Section representing more than 80 unions with aviation workers in 41 countries in Europe, supporting the baggage handlers at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Santiago, Chile in their collective action against Swissport in order to achieve a pay rise. The […]


June 24, 2019

Give solidarity to Luton airport security staff

Around 120 security staff at Luton airport entered the second phase of strike action 7 May to 13 May, following 5 days of action over the Mayday bank holiday. The Unite union members voted by over a 90 percent majority for action. The workers are opposed to a new shift pattern that would mean working […]


May 10, 2019

A year on from its first crew strikes, Ryanair still has to clean up its act

One year on from the first cabin crew strikes at Ryanair, some progress has been made in the company’s industrial relations. However, the airline still needs to enact substantial changes to put its business on a sustainable footing. Easter weekend 2018 saw Ryanair cabin crew walk off the job for the first time in the […]


April 17, 2019