Pilot Unions

Air India pilot unions demand state’s interference over wage cuts

As the aviation sector in India is set on the path of recovery, austerity measures are being scaled back. However, the Air India pilots suffer from further pay cuts....


British Airways drops ‘fire and rehire’, negotiates with unions

British Airways (BA) CEO Alex Cruz assured the UK’s Transport Select Committee that the company would not issue any new employee contacts. The controversial topic, known as BA’s  ‘fire and rehire’ strategy, had previously caused a significant backlash from the public....


Deal over British Airways pay cuts awaits pilots’ approval

After nearly three months of negotiations, British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has reached a deal with British Airways (BA) that will keep over 1,200 pilots from losing their jobs but require 4,300 to accept pay cuts....


United Airlines pilots’ union agrees on furloughs deal

An agreement was reached between United Airlines (UA) and its pilots’ union to reduce unpaid leaves and keep up pilot training while the industry is in shambles, the memo sent to pilots states.  ...


Ryanair says “no travel chaos”, despite failing talks with unions

Remember last summer’s travel misery as a wave of union strikes at Ryanair paralyzed hundreds of holidaymakers’ flights? The scenario is likely to repeat itself in the comings weeks, with staff walkouts now planned in Ireland, Britain, Spain and Portugal. Ryanair assures it expects minor disruption to operations, but the prospect of the two sides resolving their ongoing dispute is dim....


2018 - Year of Aviation Strikes. Causes, Effect and Predictions

This has been a significant year for European air travelers. 2018 has already seen as many strikes as the last 5 years altogether. This affected over a million passengers, disrupting their vacation or...


New head takes control of Air France, braces for negotiations

Anne Rigail, currently Deputy General Manager of Air France, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company, replacing Franck Terner. She will be the first woman to be at the head of the French flag carrier. Rigail now needs to gear up for what can be expected to be arduous discussions between the new managing directors and Air France’s unions...


BREAKING | Air France finally reaches agreement with unions

A wage agreement has been found between Air France and its unions on October 19, 2018. The proposals of the recently appointed CEO Ben Smith were approved by 76% of the workers. Five out of seven worker unions signed the agreement....


Haunted by labor dispute, is El Al nearing agreement with pilots?

Israeli news media rallied around the news on October 15, 2018, that following months of negotiations and major flight disruptions, the national airline, El Al, finally reached a ground-breaking labor agreement with its pilots....


Southern Air pilots reach agreement but workplace issues remain

Following a two-week long voting process, pilots at Southern Air have ratified a Letter of Agreement (LOA) to improve their working conditions and wages....