E tū is the largest aviation union in New Zealand, with over 7,000 members. We represent aircraft engineers, flight attendants, ground crew and aviation security workers. Over 50% of the entire aviation workforce in New Zealand are E tū members.
In addition to over 4,000 Air New Zealand members we also cover Air Nelson, Aviation Security, Menzies, Mt Cook Airlines, Safe Air, Eagle Air, Jetstar, VANZ, Jetconnect and NZ Customs.
We’ve fought to keep engineering and maintenance jobs in New Zealand, spearheaded a move to High Performance Engagement and interest-based problem solving at Air New Zealand, and campaigned hard to close the gap between workers directly employed by Air New Zealand and their co-workers at Zeal.
“It’s about being part of a team and in a group of people who can look after each other to negotiate better pay and benefits.”
– Jo O’Leary, Air New Zealand Delegate
Our merger with FARSA
In November 2016, the Flight Attendants and Related Services Association (FARSA) merged with E tū, formalising an operational merger that began in 2014.
FARSA had a proud history as the leading union for flight attendants in New Zealand and members voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging with E tū. Flight attendants benefit from being part of a large campaigning and organising union and E tū thrives on the unique experience that FARSA members and staff have brought to our union.