Union win! Kuwaiti union thanks ITF for support

A civil aviation union in Kuwait has postponed all forthcoming industrial action after winning concessions from the government. Members of the Civil Aviation Labor Union of Kuwait had planned to take action, including strike action, over a dispute with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). However, the DGCA agreed to enter negotiations with the […]


November 26, 2019

Korean Air cleaners declare victory in industrial dispute

Aircraft cleaners at Korean Air have ended a 53-day strike after winning key concessions from their outsourced employer, EK Manpower. The cleaners, represented by the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), committed to an indefinite period of industrial action in July after negotiations broke down with EK Manpower. In response, the company sued […]


September 30, 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

Union campaign wins full contracts for 400+ Bangladeshi airline workers

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has handed over contractual appointment letters to 438 casual workers at the airline. Some of these workers had been on casual and insecure conditions for more than 25 years. The new three-year renewable contracts give these workers all the benefits of regular employment. The ITF-affiliated Biman Shramik League (BSL) has been campaigning […]


June 7, 2019

JetBlue in-flight crew members overwhelmingly vote to join TWU (aflcio.org)

In-flight crew members at JetBlue overwhelmingly voted to join the Transport Workers (TWU). With more than 86% of eligible employees participating in the vote, more than two-thirds voted in favor of joining TWU. TWU President John Samuelsen said: This historic victory is yet another example of the tide turning in America as workers continue to […]


April 23, 2018

ITF welcomes win for Fijian aviation workers

The ITF has welcomed the ruling by the Fijian Employment Relations Tribunal that ordered the return of all Air Terminal Services (ATS) employees illegally locked out since December 16, 2017. In addition to ordering the return of all workers, on 20 January the tribunal ordered that all pay and entitlements from the time of the […]


January 24, 2018

Fiji judge orders end to month-long lockout of airport workers (radionz.co.nz)

A Fiji judge has ordered an end to the month-long lockout of workers at the country’s main international airport. More than 200 service and maintenance workers have been suspended without pay since December, when they attended a meeting to discuss grievances with their employer, ATS. ATS said the gathering amounted to illegal strike action, and […]


January 20, 2018