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New campaign aims to debunk idea that Fiji is a tropical...

Workers in Fiji are targeting tourists with a campaign that aims to debunk the idea that the country is a tropical paradise.

Iberia strike enters week two

MADRID, Spain - Unions at Spain's flagship airline Iberia began a second week of strikes on Monday, with 1,300 flights canceled and most passengers re-assigned to other flights.

Kenya Airways gets court clearance to advance staff restructuring

(eTN) - ‘Reports about Kenya Airways sacking staff are outrageous and a product of fiction by sections of the media, aimed to cause industrial unrest. None of this is true.

United Airlines and pilots association reach agreement in principle

CHICAGO, Ill. – United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Bankrupt American Air to outsource maintenance, axe 13K jobs

AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, announced Wednesday that it must cut labor costs by 20%, as the third-biggest national carrier restructures itself under bankruptcy protection.

Future Fund chief backs Qantas in dispute with its workforce

The Future Fund chief, David Murray, has backed Qantas in the dispute with its workforce, saying unless companies like the airline tackle entrenched union privilege Australia risks the same fate as Eu

Australian government may intervene in Qantas’s labor row

The federal government may intervene in Qantas's industrial relations storm after the airline said it would be forced to ground planes from next week because of work bans by engineers.

Qantas CEO receives threats over labor brawl

Qantas says its chief executive, Alan Joyce, has received a threatening letter related to its current industrial dispute.

Southwest and AirTran pilots’ unions reach agreement

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce an agreement in principle between the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA), the union representing Southwest Airlines Pilots and the Air Li

Unions scream bloody murder over “Qantasia”

Union officials have warned that any move by Qantas to shift operations offshore and set up a premium airline in Asia will provoke a community backlash.

Unions demand sacking of Air Tanzania management

(eTN) - The Communications and Transport Workers Union in Tanzania has, following a series of negative headlines and scandals, also demanded from government to sack the "inept" management of Air Tanza

Delta faces stepped up union recruitment

Delta Air Lines Inc., on the heels of last month's federal rule change making it easier for aviation workers to organize, is facing a stepped-up recruitment campaign by labor organizers.

Airlines sue to block pro-union rule

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has joined an industry lawsuit seeking to block a rule that would make it easier for unions to win disputes over who represents airline and rail workers.

Feds to unions, American Airlines: No strikes, keep talking

Federal officials have dealt labor unions at American Airlines a setback by refusing to start a 30-day countdown toward possible strikes.

Wave of airline strikes could cause European aviation chaos

Lufthansa and TAP Air Portugal moved closer on Tuesday to facing strike action by their pilots' unions, as British Airways braced for the second work stoppage in just over a week by thousands of its c

Airline unions would get boost from rule change

WASHINGTON — Workers at U.S. airlines and railroads would have an easier time forming unions if the National Mediation Board succeeds in changing a 75-year-old rule on union organizing.

International airline alliances opposed by US unions

CHICAGO - U.S. airline unions have intensified their calls for more oversight of industry alliances in a move that could spell trouble for existing and proposed tie-ups.

Kenya Airways strike is over

Not long after filing the overnight update on the KQ strike good news could be confirmed after communications were received by this column from a senior manager at Kenya Airways’ head office in Nair

Flight attendants are pressing DOT to ensure American jobs are protected

Flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) at United Airlines, are pressing the DOT to ensure American jobs are protected when considering the anti-t

JAL international strikes cancelled

Japan Airlines (JAL) is pleased to announce that the planned strike action scheduled to start today, June 17, 2009 by the four unions, JAL Pilots Union (660 members), JAL Labour Union (90 members), JA

Talks between American Airlines, unions showing little progress

Negotiations on new contracts between AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, and its unionized mechanics, pilots and flight attendants are moving at a glacial pace, participants say.

United Airlines opens talks with 88% of workers amid slump

United Airlines opens talks this month with unions representing 88 percent of its employees, the first contract bargaining since exiting bankruptcy in 2006, amid a recession and a “canyon of distrus

Can Obama make airlines, unions get along?

Labor issues will take center stage in the airline industry in 2009, with conflicts simmering at most major carriers.

UK and US unions call for investigation at National Express Group...

LONDON - UK union Unite and the North American-based International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) are today calling for an urgent review of the National Express Group's corporate governance policy by

US airline labor tensions grow; Judge rules vs UAL pilots

CHICAGO - From picketing ground workers and flight attendants to disgruntled leaders of a pilot's union, labor issues are heating up at US airlines.

Teamsters join forces with PATCO air traffic controllers

WASHINGTON, DC - The Teamsters Airline Division announced today that it has signed an agreement forming an alliance with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) to work together

ExpressJet announces tentative agreements with labor unions

HOUSTON, TX - ExpressJet Holdings, Inc.