ITF warns tourists as airport lock-out continues in Fiji

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today joined unions and workers from around the world in condemning Air Terminal Services (ATS) and the Fijian Government’s handling of the lock-out of 250 workers by the management of the government-owned ATS. Paddy Crumlin, president of the ITF, appealed to the Fijian Government to intervene and protect workers, […]

December 21, 2017

‘We’ll play fair, Ryanair’ – global unions respond to airline’s recognition decision

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), who represent workers in all the major players in Europe’s aviation industry, including Ryanair, have welcomed Ryanair’s statement today [15/12/2017] that it will change its “long standing policy of not recognising unions”– and have issued a challenge to the airline to play fair […]

December 18, 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

UNI backs ITF defence of Avianca workers’ rights

UNI Global Union has backed the ITF and its unions in their defence of Avianca workers in Colombia. At its world executive board meeting on 10-11 October, UNI expressed concern over Avianca’s violation of the right to freedom of association, collective bargaining and the right to strike, and its failure to comply with labour legislation, […]

October 25, 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

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