Aviation industry continues to slash conditions

Workers in Australia employed by Aerocare, a leading independent provider of aviation services, are engaged in a long running fight against the company’s attempts to cut costs. Specifically, the company wants to slash wages to poverty levels and introduce split shifts that would force workers to sleep at their workplace in between shifts to avoid travel costs. As the recent dispute at Toronto airport, (see here and here) and the long running dispute at Philippine Airlines demonstrate, aviation companies are engaged in a global ‘Race to the Bottom’ across countries and affecting all workers. Only co-ordinated global campaigns by workers can effectively halt these offensives and increase wages and conditions for all workers.