Barcelona Football Club: ITUC Appeals to Voting Members and Fans to Reject Qatar Airways Deal (

The ITUC has called on FC Barcelona “socis” (voting members) and fans to end the club’s Qatar Airways sponsorship, saying that the airline is the very worst sponsor for a club with a 100-year tradition of democracy and universality. The appeal comes as an election contest for the club’s Presidency hinges on candidates’ opposition to […]

July 3, 2015

Prosecute Qatar Airways over pregnancy sackings, TWU demands (

The Transport Workers’ Union is demanding that the Government prosecute Qatar Airways for discriminating against women workers, including allowing for them to be sacked if they become pregnant. The airline should be banned from entering Australia unless it abides by anti-discrimination laws, the union added. The call comes after the International Labour Organisation found the […]

June 19, 2015

ILO finds Qatar guilty

Geneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways, to violate international and national agreements and institutionalise discrimination. The case was successfully brought against Qatar by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) (see In a dramatic […]

June 16, 2015

Women speak out for Qatar Airways staff on March 8th

Women around the world will be backing staff at Qatar Airways (QR) who are subject to victimisation and mistreatment tomorrow, International Women’s Day. They will be protesting to the airline over its unacceptable attitudes to female workers, as part of an international expression of support organised by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) (see […]

March 7, 2014

Send an e-protest to Qatar Airways

Fired – for getting pregnant? Need permission – to get married? Under constant surveillance – in your own home? If you think this is wrong – then join us, and tell Qatar Airways to improve conditions for its women workers. Sign the petition here>> We’ll be in touch soon with our final way for you […]

February 27, 2014