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Unions support South African Airways pilot strike amidst allegations of gross misconduct

editor editor- October 3, 2019 01:07

The South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and have noted the announcement made by the South African Airways Pilots Association ... Read More

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de Janeiro, police launched tear gas ... Read More

Giving hotel workers security: New Jersey governor signs ‘panic button’ bill

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 19:54

New Jersey Democratic Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill, the nation’s first, requiring most hotels to provide their employees with wearable 'panic button' devices they can press to request help ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:04

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) inaugurated the first edition of the Belgian Travel Summit (BTS) taking place until June 1 in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The ... Read More

Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that way

editor editor- May 30, 2019 05:30

U.S. Travel advisories against Kenya should be increased. This is the demand by leaders of the LGBT Community to the U.S. Department of State in response to Judge Roselyn Aburili ... Read More

Former Jet Airways Chair forced to deboard at Mumbai Airport

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 27, 2019 18:44

In a shocking development, Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita, were forced to deboard the aircraft they were on at Mumbai Airport from a Saturday flight that was scheduled to ... Read More

Hotel Unions in Waikiki getting stronger: One job is enough !

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:51

80 workers at the Double Tree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator ... Read More

Strike: Scandinavian Airlines SAS about to refuse 70,000+ passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 09:17

More than 70,000 passengers may get stranded today flying through, from or to airports in Scandinavia. This is a social media post by SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson.  "Despite intensive negotiations and ... Read More

Thomas Cook selling its travel business: Chinese investment fund interested

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 22, 2019 22:01

Thomas Cook is the world’s oldest tour operator and was founded in Market Harborough in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook. It started off with organized railway outings for members of ... Read More

Alitalia airline: Of back doors and scoundrels?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2019 01:37

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio, meeting the unions at Mise, (Ministry of Economic Development) outlined the account of the new company, AZ, and declared, ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

Flights canceled, trains stopped, bus services halted – strike chaos paralyzes Belgium

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 22:31

Unions' general strike over wages and working conditions has brought Belgium to a screeching halt, causing complete chaos in airports, on the roads and in the skies. Though Brussels Airlines ... Read More

Massive nation-wide transportation strike will paralyze Belgium next week

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 22:20

Belgium's Christian, socialist and liberal trade unions have called for a nation-wide general strike on Wednesday, February 13, over wage disputes. Belgian authorities warning travelers to expect massive delays when ... Read More

Restaurant workers in Nepal consider strike

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 4, 2019 04:47

Hotel and Restaurant Unions in Kathmandu, Nepal are demanding a rollback on a decision to delete a 10% service charge on restaurant bills. The Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) had ... Read More

FAA shuts down New York’s LaGuardia Airport, all incoming flights halted

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2019 15:26

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has halted all incoming flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport amid air traffic controller shortages. According to FAA, the staff shortages issue arises from ... Read More

Ryanair pilots: New year, same threats

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 16, 2019 15:25

2018 was a pivotal year for Ryanair and its pilots and cabin crew, engaging in the previously unchartered territory of social dialogue. As negotiations on Collective Labor Agreements (CLAs) continue ... Read More

Air France junks Millennial-oriented Joon airline brand

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2019 20:30

Air France/KLM’s Joon - a Millennial-oriented airline brand, created to compete with the low-cost sector in Europe and long-haul, is to be axed just after one year. The project was ... Read More

Milan Loves You: Lombardy capital launches new LGBTQ tourism project

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 02:15

Sonders and Beach Italy Srl Group, the parent company of QMagazine and Quiiky tour operator, will participate this year in the New York Times Travel Show as promoter and spokesperson ... Read More

Canadian Minister Garneau introduces new fatigue regulations to make air travel safer

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 10:16

Canadians, visitors and business travellers deserve and rely on fit and well-rested flight crews to move them across Canada and around the world. Transport Canada recognizes that fatigue must be ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in Toronto

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2018 07:13

On May 8th 2018, the Guam Visitors Bureau attended the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Annual Global Convention, the largest expo in LGBT tourism in the world. The ... Read More

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

editor editor- May 8, 2013 08:57

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

Iberia strike enters week two

editor editor- March 5, 2013 09:26

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. Read More

Kenya Airways gets court clearance to advance staff restructuring

editor editor- September 1, 2012 01:29

(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. Read More

Bankrupt American Air to outsource maintenance, axe 13K jobs

editor editor- February 2, 2012 09:48

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. Read More

Future Fund chief backs Qantas in dispute with its workforce

editor editor- November 25, 2011 04:14

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 ... Read More

Australian government may intervene in Qantas’s labor row

editor editor- October 14, 2011 03:22

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. Read More

Qantas CEO receives threats over labor brawl

editor editor- October 6, 2011 05:36

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

Southwest and AirTran pilots’ unions reach agreement

editor editor- July 18, 2011 03:45

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 Read More

Unions scream bloody murder over “Qantasia”

editor editor- May 14, 2011 04:24

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. Read More

Unions demand sacking of Air Tanzania management

editor editor- March 5, 2011 04:08

(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 ... Read More

Delta faces stepped up union recruitment

editor editor- June 3, 2010 03:33

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. Read More

Airlines sue to block pro-union rule

editor editor- May 18, 2010 05:54

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. Read More

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