Safe Landing members attended the 2023 TUC Congress (10-13 September, Liverpool) as visitors. We discussed climate, transport and collective action!
A discussion of the power we have as workers, through collective organisation, to push for the system change we need in response to the climate crisis.
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Aviation workers in Safe Landing have put together this statement to oppose the decision by the UK Government to award 100 new licences for oil and gas exploration. Do you care about aviation and want to take steps to protect our future? Then sign up to Safe Landing...
Euronews: AI could help planes avoid planet-heating contrails – but shouldn’t be used as “a licence to pump ever more CO2 into the atmosphere”
Contrails were slashed by 54% in this AI experiment – but we shouldn’t use it as an excuse to fly more, say campaigners from Stay Grounded and Safe Landing.
Tuesday is "truth-day": our series of posts where we use our insider expertise to unpick complex issues and challenge existing industry narratives. 🌴 This week we take a look at 'Aviation Biofuels'. 🛢 Such fuels constitute the majority of #SustainableAviationFuel or...
Event description Join the panel to discuss whether ‘flight shaming’ is obscuring the air industry’s drive and advances towards meeting net zero carbon targets by 2045, as well as the benefits of travel and tourism to the Scottish economy. Or is flying the inexcusable...
Njigina is a former flight attendant who left her job due to climate concerns. She has supported Safe Landing since not long after we started. It's a brilliant interview and a must listen! Coming from the global south, it affected me even more... Unless something is...
This week we delve into the reality of “carbon offsetting” to explain why we think this approach shouldn’t be relied on for industry decarbonisation.
We discuss the recent heatwave sweeping China, Europe and the US and ask: what is aviation’s role in all of this? Do we have a future in it?
Tahir Latif lays out the case for public ownership of air transport in order to help enable a fair transition to low-carbon aviation that supports workers.
Last week, Safe Landing members attended Unite’s Policy Conference to support motions on fossil fuels, just transition, and Workers’ Assemblies.
This week Safe Landing members, including Finlay, Tom, and Sacha, will be in Brighton for the Unite the Union Policy Conference. Find out what we’re up to.
Join us to discuss the opportunities of Workers’ Assemblies, the challenges, and how they can best work to feed into the democratic structures of the union.
What does a “worker-led just transition” mean in practice, within aviation, and in other emissions-intensive industries? What about “Workers’ Assemblies”?
Safe Landing feature in this masterfully written piece by Henry Wismayer for Noema Magazine about the environmental impact of aviation.
This week, Safe Landing responded to the second UK Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Mandate Consultation which closed on 22nd June 2023. Our full response can be read here. Back in 2021, we responded to the first UK "SAF" Mandate Consultation and stated that: We...
We were invited to present the Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee (FACC), which takes place at the offices of Hart District Council in Fleet.
Join fellow aviation workers past and present in our interactive workshop to share your experiences of discussing climate issues with colleagues.
During a rapidly accelerating climate crisis, is now really a sensible time for airlines to place massive aircraft orders? Let’s take a look.
Safe Landing member and aerospace engineer, Finlay Asher, joins Prof. Paul Williams of Reading University on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss climate impacts.
By Sacha Ismail Republished from the Greener Jobs Alliance website Background On 7 June, Unite the Union announced that its members working in security at Heathrow Airport would strike for 31 days over the summer as part of their campaign for a real pay rise.(Strike...
On the 25th May 2023, Safe Landing held a workshop called “The Future of Aviation Amid Climate Crisis”. This is our report of the output from the event.
Climate Protests Against Private Jets Last week, a hundred climate activists disrupted Europe’s biggest private jet sales event, the annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, demanding a ban on private jets. Activists occupied...
Members of Safe Landing attended the national conference of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) as observers, in Brighton on 23 and 24 May.
Safe Landing member, Finlay Asher, speaks to Sky News Arabia about the future of aviation, air travel and tourism amidst a climate emergency.
We attended the “We Make Tomorrow” Conference, organised by the Climate Justice Coalition, aiming to build workers’ power on the climate crisis.
Safe Landing member, George Hibberd, dreamt of being a pilot since childhood, but gave it up over climate concerns.
Join fellow aviation workers to deliberate on the future of aviation in a world of climate crisis.
Appeal Against Bristol Airport Expansion is Refused This week Bristol Airport has cleared the last legal hurdle in the way of its proposed multi-million-pound expansion. This is the final twist in a rollercoaster legal campaign that has featured tough local opposition...