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 […]


March 24, 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

Father of airline worker ‘killed by toxic air’ to meet international cabin crew

The father of a cabin crew worker who died, his family believes, from an illness caused by breathing in toxic air on aeroplanes is to meet cabin crew from more than 40 different countries in London. Matt Bass died in 2014 after returning from a flight to Ghana. A special postmortem paid for by his […]


March 7, 2017

ATS unions: use new ITF guide to defend the right to strike

Air traffic services (ATS) workers around the world are increasingly being targeted in attacks on the right to strike – so the ITF has produced guidance to help their unions navigate the complexities of this more hostile industrial environment. The right to strike is protected by International Labour Organization (ILO) convention 87, but may be […]


March 6, 2017

ITF and ETF press Lufthansa Technik over negotiations

The letter was sent on behalf of the LHT union network on 18 November and appeals to LHT chair and chief executive Carsten Spohr to intervene and ensure that the company resumes negotiations for a full and fair settlement of issues concerning workers in the wide body aircraft maintenance department. ITF civil aviation section secretary […]


November 23, 2016

World union meeting unites against TiSA and CETA

Global trade union leaders meeting in Panama have united in condemnation of TiSA (the Trade in Services Agreement and CETA (the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement). The representatives, who were attending a key ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) meeting, highlighted the risks that both trade agreements pose to jobs and job security. The two-day event […]


October 24, 2016

ITF and ETF say stop TISA

ITF and ETF are blasting the EU for exporting transport privatisation & deregulation As new secret documents are leaked, see https://wikileaks.org/tisa/ the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the European Transport Workers’ Federation have joined other global union organisations in blasting the EU for pushing other governments to privatise and deregulate as part of negotiations for […]


October 17, 2016

Joint EI, PSI, EPSU, UNI, IUF & ITF press release: Time to stop the talks – TiSA negotiations must be brought to a halt

Newly released Wikileaks documents make it clear that the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is no more than a corporate power grab and that negotiations must be stopped. The documents can be seen at https://wikileaks.org/tisa The wide scope of the deregulatory agenda and attack on democratic governance has been exposed. The EU is attempting to […]


October 14, 2016