ITF calls for the cancellation of the ban on carrying electronic devices out of eight countries

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) calls on the US and the UK governments to cancel their decisions of putting restrictions on carrying electronic devices out of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. The ITF considers such decisions as discriminatory actions against passengers and airlines from certain countries without clear reasons […]


April 18, 2017

IAM Achieves Recognition and First Contract at OSM Aviation Short Haul U.S. (businesswire.com)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today [29 March 2017] announced that following a showing of interest from a majority of OSM Short Haul U.S. flight attendants, the company formally recognized the IAM as their collective bargaining representative in accordance with the Railway Labor Act. These approximately 40 US-based IAM-represented flight attendants […]


March 30, 2017

Joint ETF-ECA Statement on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Time for AVIATION to embody SOCIAL Europe 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome   This year we, as Europeans, will celebrate 60 years of the greatest and most successful peace accord in the world. 60 years ago, the Treaty of Rome was signed laying its foundations, and those of the world’s biggest international single […]


March 24, 2017

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has upheld allegations of the illegal victimisation of trade union leaders by Thai Airways. The complaint was taken to the United Nations body by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Thai unions, and the ITF is now calling on the government to obey the ILO’s recommendation that it […]


Press Invitation: Joint ATCEUC-ETF press conference

Reality check: What’s behind flight delays? Members of the press are cordially invited to attend the joint press conference of the European Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) where a study will be presented in reply to the alleged economic impact of air traffic controller strikes in […]


March 20, 2017

Berlin airports strike extended (news.com.au)

A strike by ground crew workers at Berlin’s two commercial airports has been extended until early Wednesday, the Verdi union says. The initial strike over pay by around 2,000 workers had been called until early Tuesday. The walkout began on Monday morning (local time) and affects both of the German capital’s airports – Schoenefeld in […]


March 15, 2017

ITF civil aviation unions set out route to congress

Campaign against flags of convenience in aviation, maximise organising efforts at low fare airlines, maintain pressure on Qatar Airways – just three of the priorities set for civil aviation by ITF unions in London. 120 participants representing civil aviation unions from 43 countries met in London 9 and 10 March 2017, with a cabin crew […]


March 14, 2017

ITF urges unions to step up fight for ILO convention on workplace violence

The ITF is urging all its unions to participate in two major initiatives to promote gender equality and eliminate violence against women in the workplace, which the federation launched on International Women’s Day (8 March). Unions are being asked to participate in the ITF’s equality testing in transport research, and to help fight for the […]


March 10, 2017