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....


BA threatened with a strike, says it is “disappointed”

Trade union Unite sent a letter with a strike warning British Airways (BA) over its plan to institute significant pay cuts and change employment terms and conditions....


As privatization looms, 120 Air India pilots quit over pay

The Indian government is moving ahead with plans to exit the struggling national carrier. But the approaching newest round of attempts to sell Air India appears to be causing internal tensions. Following en masse resignation of Airbus A320 pilots over salary, the airline’s management held talks with unions, appearing not only concerned about job security, but overall skeptical about the newest government disinvestment attempt....


American Airlines mechanic arrested over suspicion of sabotage

A bitter dispute between American Airlines and its mechanics unions has turned ugly. The company’s mechanic has been arrested on September 5, 2019, for allegedly attempting to sabotage a flight with 150 people on board before it was scheduled to take off from the airline’s Miami hub earlier this summer....


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....