Statement on the organising effort at LHT Puerto Rico by the IAMAW

Lufthansa Technik Union Network members fully support the struggle of LHT Puerto Rico workers to organise under the wide and strong roof of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). We are ready to do whatever we can to unite our forces to stand in solidarity with them in your fight. Lufthansa Technik […]


December 11, 2017

ETF ATCEUC joint statement: “Our rights your safety”

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched today a campaign to oppose the European Commission will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers(ATCOs)’ right to strike. Indeed, Commission encroaches the national sovereignty of Member States as the right to strike falls outside the scope […]


November 20, 2017

47th IFATSEA Assembly (atn.aero)

IFATSEA’s 47th General Assembly was recently held from November 6 to 10 in Montreal, Canada. In addition to welcoming new members, delegates heard from prominent speakers in each of the following areas: industry, government and international federations. (…) Mr. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez of the International Transport Workers Federation addressed the Assembly. Mr Rodriguez explained the […]


ILO decision heralds new era for workers rights in Qatar (gulf-times.com)

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) decision to close the complaint against Qatar, following the government’s commitments to dismantle the kafala system , signals a new era for workers’ rights in the country. “Qatar has set a new standard for the Gulf States, and this must be followed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE where millions […]


November 9, 2017

ITF delegation meets Gate Gourmet workers in show of solidarity

An ITF delegation to the USA will meet Gate Gourmet workers there in a show of solidarity with their colleagues in Argentina who are struggling for proper recognition of their work roles. The workers in Argentina, who have been receiving international backing for their campaign, are represented by the Camioneros (the National Federation of Truck […]


November 8, 2017

ITF applauds ‘historic breakthrough’ on Qatar kafala

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has backed what it describes as “a historic breakthrough” on eliminating Qatar’s kafala system, which has allowed the exploitation of migrant workers in the Gulf state. Following years of international campaigning against kafala – a form of indentured labour that in practice has equated to often slavelike treatment of […]


October 30, 2017

Airport Strike Over at Toronto Pearson (teamsters.ca)

The 80-day strike at Pearson Airport by members of Teamsters Local Union 419 is officially over. Swissport workers today [15 October 2017] voted 63% in favour of ratifying a new tentative agreement. The new 3-year agreement contains minor improvements on wages, benefits and scheduling. “I would like to thank our members, mediators and the bargaining committee […]


October 24, 2017

ITF and Qatari government continue talks with aim of safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have begun a new round of talks with the Qatari government’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the rights of transport workers in Qatar. They are the latest stage of a process begun via initial discussions between the Ministry and the ITF in 2016. In the […]


October 20, 2017