Tens of thousands ask Barca to find a new sponsor

Remember we told you about this petition? (See the news story here). How Barcelona FC is a club dedicated to upholding community and social values. Qatar Airways is an airline proved guilty of discrimination, where staff live in fear. Think the two don’t go together? Neither do many of Barca FC’s fans. An incredible 40,000 […]

July 13, 2015

ITF official arrested for investigating air traffic control problems in the Dominican Republic, is freed

Antonio Fritz, who was arrested this morning in the Dominican Republic during a fact finding mission to investigate air traffic control problems there, has now been released. He stated: “After seven hours in custody, and being asked why a foreigner is supporting Dominican Republic air traffic controllers, I have been released without charge. None of […]

February 10, 2015

ITF official’s arrest ‘proves case’ over Dominican Republic ATC hazards

The ITF’s (International Transport Workers’ Federation’s) Americas regional secretary, Antonio Fritz, has been arrested while on a fact-finding mission to the Dominican Republic. ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho stated: “Antonio was arrested ahead of the press conference he was due to give over the situation in the country, where air traffic control (ATC) […]

February 9, 2015

ITF unions act to help make history at Delta Air Lines

ITF unions around the world are showing their support for the campaign to unionise 21,000 flight attendants at US airline Delta. The ITF-affiliated International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) filed for a vote on representation last month with support from 60 percent of the workforce. The voting period is expected to begin in […]

February 6, 2015

Wizz Air: Stop union-busting now!

Wizz Air is a low-cost airline based in Central and Eastern Europe that proudly says on its website “we believe that people make all the difference”. They add that the company “believes in high ethical standards driven by an excellent team-player approach”. But that “ethical” approach doesn’t include trade unions. Earlier this year, a couple […]

November 27, 2014

Qatar country with fourth highest rate of slavery: NGO (english.al-akhbar.com)

Qatar was ranked fourth in a global ranking of countries where slavery is most prevalent, a rights group said on Monday. The Walk Free Foundation, an Australian-based human rights group, estimated in its global index that almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe, and listed Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India […]

November 20, 2014

ITF: Swazi court case ‘nakedly political’

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today [22 July 2014] denounced the guilty verdicts delivered against Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu. The ITF has always maintained that their trial, on charges of contempt of court, was politically motivated and part of the same sustained government attempt to silence […]

July 23, 2014

Old foes reunited in battle (thegulfonline.com)

As global aviation industry executives convened in Doha last month, a much-publicised divide between GCC and European airlines showed little sign of being bridged In June, delegates arriving at the AGM of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline industry’s biggest annual bash, were among the first passengers to experience Doha’s new Hamad International […]

July 2, 2014