Formal merger creates New Zealand’s biggest aviation union

Flight attendants have voted overwhelmingly to formally merge with E tū, to form the country’s biggest aviation union.

The Flight Attendants and Related Services Association, or FARSA has been in an operational merger with E tū for the past two years.

FARSA President, Marja Lubeck says 90 percent of members voted in favour of the merger, which is a vote of confidence in the strength it offers members.

“We are now a part of New Zealand’s biggest private sector union, and we cover 50 percent of all aviation workers, with 7000 members and growing,” says Marja.

“We always believed we were stronger together and that’s been endorsed by our members.  This is an exciting opportunity to create a new union for aviation workers, including younger members who can look forward to the many benefits this merger will bring.”

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For further information, contact:

 Marja Lubeck, FARSA President ph. 021 364 250