Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

Global Unions Joint Statement Ten Global Unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to target the commercial interests of the Myanmar military junta. We urge trade unions and workers around the world to organise, unite and stand with the […]


February 9, 2021

Unite ends BA ‘fire and rehire’ dispute by securing deal to avoid forthcoming cargo strike action

Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, has secured a deal (subject to a members’ ballot) to end the long running dispute over British Airways’ plans to fire and rehire the workforce in its cargo division. Strike action taken Members of Unite employed at BA Cargo, the majority of whom work at Heathrow Airport, undertook nine […]


January 27, 2021

Reinstatement of ATC workers is a major achievement for public safety

ITF affiliate Asociación Dominicana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (ADCA) has won a legal battle to reinstate workers who were unfairly dismissed for denouncing major safety failings in the air traffic control system in the Dominican Republic. “After seven years of legal proceedings, I’m delighted that justice has been served for the union, workers, and […]


January 15, 2021

Joint letter slams Bluebird Nordic’s bogus self-employment ploy

The ITF, ETF, IFALPA, ECA, NTA & FIA have sent a joint letter to Bluebird Nordic to condemn their actions against their contracted employees. Our Icelandic affiliate Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) has informed us about Bluebird Nordic planned restructuring of the airline. We regret seeing Bluebird Nordic management’s actions, laying off all their pilots […]


January 14, 2021

Unions take Qantas to High Court over alleged misuse of JobKeeper scheme, underpayment of staff (abc.net.au)

Unions are taking their fight against Qantas and its use of the JobKeeper wage subsidy program to the High Court. They say workers have been ripped off by the airline after working public holidays, weekends and overtime during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) is accusing Qantas of not paying workers their rightful […]


ITF calls for the immediate release of 53 activists arrested in Hong Kong

The International Transport Workers’ Federation demands the immediate release of 53 activists arrested this morning in Hong Kong under the National Security Law for allegedly “subverting state power” by holding primaries for pro-democracy candidates in the postponed Hong Kong elections. Among those detained is Carol Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. […]


January 6, 2021

Aviation workers should be given priority for COVID-19 vaccines

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcome progress in the development of vaccines for COVID-19. As vaccines continue to be approved and distributed worldwide, aviation workers will play a key role in the integrity of their global supply chain. An effective global vaccine strategy will […]


December 22, 2020

Ver.di wins a breakthrough agreement for DHL pilots

ITF’s German affiliate Ver.di announced on 11 December the successful conclusion of the collective bargaining negotiations for European Air Transport (EAT) flight deck crew in DHL’s Leipzig operation. The new collective agreement (CBA) between EAT and Ver.di gives workers: more off duty time for the same amount of money more compensation for the periods that […]


December 14, 2020