Airport workers around the world are fighting for change. By raising standards of airport work they are simultaneously helping to improve safety, security and service for passengers. Read the full report.
Unions across the world are fighting for, and have won, economic increases for workers. This results in a reduction in turnover and a more experienced and well-trained workforce. As part of their commitment to raising standards industry-wide, airport workers, through their unions have also negotiated mandatory safety trainings and increased qualifications for airport workers.
Aviation unions from Indonesia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, the US and Canada have contributed to the research in this paper and are part of a wider global fightback of unions addressing the unsustainable business model that underlies the airline industry. The struggle is global, and workers are rising to this challenge.