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

ITF/ETF: Ryanair business model must reform now

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) today warned that Ryanair’s business model of outsourcing and the rejection of staff requests for better conditions and union representation is putting the airline’s future in doubt. The ITF revealed that, following the defeat for Ryanair/Crewlink at the European Court of Justice last […]


September 25, 2017

ECJ ruling is ‘defeat for Ryanair and victory for workers’ rights’

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) have welcomed a ruling today by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as a major defeat for Ryanair on workers’ rights. The Court established that disputes over a cabin crew member’s contract of employment fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of the […]


September 14, 2017

ITF backs Mexican cabin crew workers

The ITF is backing its union ASSA (the Asociación Sindical de Sobrecargos de Aviación) in Mexico, which has announced strike action next week if Aeromar continues to refuse to negotiate the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA). According to ASSA, Aeromar aims to increase working hours by 15 hours and reduce both rest periods and overtime […]


September 7, 2017

ITF union alliance responds to Lufthansa Technik cost cutting

Trade unions representing workers at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have called for ‘true social dialogue’ to find solutions to their fears that the company’s comprehensive restructuring process threatens the future of thousands of workers and their families. The ITF Lufthansa Technik trade union alliance issued a strongly-worded statement (see full text below) on 18 August in […]


August 18, 2017

ITF launches new resource for world’s airport workers

The ITF airports organising project has launched a new one-stop hub for everyone who wants to fight for justice for airport workers. The new website at www.airportworkers.org offers everything unions and workers need to get involved in the mission to build power at airports and secure recognition and decent work for airport workers. Among the […]


June 23, 2017

International solidarity bolsters union in BA Argentina battle

The Asociación Argentina de Aeronavegantes (AAA) has welcomed the solidarity of the ITF and Unite the Union in the UK as it fights to stop British Airways (BA) closing its Buenos Aires EZE hub and laying off cabin crew based there. Unite’s BASSA branch (the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association – which is exclusively […]


June 14, 2017

Aviation unions – keep up with remote towers technology changes

The ITF has produced a ‘living document’ to help its civil aviation unions keep up to speed with the constant changes in remote towers technology. Super-fast fibre networks, high definition cameras and remote sensing technology mean that the concept, testing and deployment of remote tower services is advancing rapidly. The In Focus document will track […]


June 2, 2017