ITF raises concerns on privatisation of Air India

The ITF has written to India’s prime minister Shri Narendra Modi to urge him to intervene in the plans to privatise Air India without adequately consulting the workforce and their unions. Over the last few months, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the primary political party within the India government, has been accelerating an airline privatisation […]


May 18, 2018

ITF opens liaison office at ICAO

Today, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has cemented its commitment to be a growing and substantial presence within the civil aviation transport sector. With more than 250 affiliated aviation unions in more than 135 countries worldwide, the ITF has an unrivalled reach and understanding of aviation workers’ issues on a global scale. The International […]


May 10, 2018

ITF welcomes opening of ILO office in Doha

The ITF alongside the ITUC and BWI yesterday attended the historical opening of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) office in Doha. For the first time the workers in Qatar will be able to bring complaints through the ILO office and it will allow for the ITF to assist in the process and the follow up the […]


April 30, 2018

Ryanair, you must play fair!

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) leadership have called for Ryanair to play fair and continue to honour the commitment they made on 15 December to recognise trade unions on behalf of all of their whole workforce, and to radically change their employment model to address long standing worker concerns. Speaking to the executive […]


April 23, 2018

Ryanair against right to strike

Ryanair workers organised by our ITF/ETF affiliated organisations are being called to replace striking workers in Portugal. The ITF/ETF fundamentally questions Ryanair’s attempt to replace striking workers. The deployment of workers to break a strike constitutes a serious attack on the freedom of association, a freedom that is protected under international law. Ryanair should instead, […]


March 30, 2018

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