It is time to get on board the Global Day of Action against outsourcing in the airlines industry. With actions confirmed in many cities across the world, airline workers are taking co-ordinated action internationally. Email us to let us know what actions are being taken by airline workers in your city.
Airlines are seeking to impose low wages and poor conditions through casualisation and outsourcing. They seek to reduce costs and maximise profits like corporations in other industries. Airlines use their global reach to move operations and jobs around the world and bypass union struggles that way. Airline workers also have a global reach, and they are coordinating their struggles. On 30 August aviation workers took solidarity action against sackings in Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, New York and Brussels in support of Turkish Airlines workers. On 31 August a strike for wages by Lufthansa cabin crew union UFO disrupted flights in Frankfurt and affected airports throughout Europe. Many airline unions are fighting outsourcing and on 27 September an international day of action will support the rights of all airline workers, giving particular support to the brave unionists at Phillippine Airlines, locked out for 12 months, the Turkish Airline workers who were dismissed, and workers at Qantas who are fighting a company restructure that aims to destroy their rights.
Download the Day of Action leaflet here.
Join the Facebook event here.