ITF union alliance responds to Lufthansa Technik cost cutting

Trade unions representing workers at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have called for ‘true social dialogue’ to find solutions to their fears that the company’s comprehensive restructuring process threatens the future of thousands of workers and their families. The ITF Lufthansa Technik trade union alliance issued a strongly-worded statement (see full text below) on 18 August in […]

August 18, 2017

Berlin airports strike extended (

A strike by ground crew workers at Berlin’s two commercial airports has been extended until early Wednesday, the Verdi union says. The initial strike over pay by around 2,000 workers had been called until early Tuesday. The walkout began on Monday morning (local time) and affects both of the German capital’s airports – Schoenefeld in […]

March 15, 2017

ITF and ETF press Lufthansa Technik over negotiations

The letter was sent on behalf of the LHT union network on 18 November and appeals to LHT chair and chief executive Carsten Spohr to intervene and ensure that the company resumes negotiations for a full and fair settlement of issues concerning workers in the wide body aircraft maintenance department. ITF civil aviation section secretary […]

November 23, 2016

Dozens of flights cancelled as Eurowings crews strike (

A cabin crew strike on Lufthansa’s budget airline Eurowings which started at 5am on Tuesday morning is set to cause some headaches for travellers at Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports. Travellers at both Hamburg and Düsseldorf airports can expect cancellations and flight delays due to the strike called by union Verdi, set to last until 8pm […]

November 22, 2016

Airline unions condemn ‘appalling harassment’ of airport worker in Clarkson row

Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and German union ver.di have condemned the victimisation of a Stuttgart Airport worker caught up in a row created by TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. The check in agent, Manuel Pereira, is a member of ver.di, whose air transport national officer, Katharina Wesenick, explained: “Since Jeremy Clarkson made […]

November 18, 2016

Airport workers unite for justice and safety tomorrow

Airport workers will unite across borders tomorrow, 1 June, to deliver the message that while airlines and airports are getting richer their workers are being paid less, worked more, and having their job security torn away. Workers will be flying banners and leafleting in over 30 airports around the world to deliver their message – […]

May 31, 2016

Reminder: press conference Thursday, second day of aviation justice events

Airports United, a new international network of trade unions representing workers in the aviation and airport industries, will hold a launch press conference on Thursday 2 June to coincide with the IATA (International Air Transport Association) AGM in Dublin, Ireland. You are invited to attend. The press conference will take place at 11:30 on 2 […]

May 27, 2016

US pilots take stand to support German strikers.

As ver.di members strike at Cologne Bonn Airport today, their colleagues in the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) are supporting them in the most concrete way possible: They’re refusing to cross the picket lines. IPA president Robert Travis vowed: We will honor their strike and not cross the ver.di picket lines.”. Read the statement and […]

April 27, 2016