More than 100 airport workers reinstated in Tunisia as unions fight back

Airport workers have won back their jobs, thwarting attempts by TAV Airports in Tunisia to use Covid-19 as cover to break up union activities. Tunisian affiliate the Fédération Nationale des Transports (FNT) and ITF campaigned — and won — against the unfair and illegal dismissal of 109 workers at the end of May. TAV Tunisia […]

July 6, 2021

Abbassi calls on Arab airlines to respect trade union work (

Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), Houcine Abbassi has called on Arab airlines to respect trade union work and give their employees all their rights. Speaking Monday in Sousse at the opening of an international conference on “The organisation of trade union work in airports”, held by International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) […]

August 2, 2016

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: […]

December 11, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize winners to highlight Qatar Airways abuses at ceremony

Tunisian trade unionists awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize will highlight concerns about on-going human rights abuses at Qatar Airways before receiving their prize in Norway on Thursday, 10 December. The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT, Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail) is part of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, which has been awarded the […]

December 9, 2015

Tunis: Nobel prizewinner Houcine Abbassi encourages ITF trade unionists

Houcine Abbassi, secrétaire général de l’Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT) today welcomed delegates of the International Transport Workers’ Federation who are meeting at the Hotel Royal Hammamet to discuss the need for workers’ rights in Qatar Airways. Houcine encouraged the aviation trade unionists from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, US, Yemen, Morocco, Romania, Spain and […]

November 28, 2015