ITF and ETF statement: support for IALPA’s lawful and legitimate strike at Ryanair

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) stand in solidarity with the strike action taken today by Irish pilots at Ryanair. Last week, the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), part of the ITF/ETF affiliate union Fórsa, announced twenty-four hours of strike action on Thursday, 12 July. This followed a […]


July 12, 2018

Press lunch invitation: Ryanair crew summit

In two weeks, Ryanair cabin crew from across Europe and North Africa will come together in Dublin to voice their grievances and formulate a charter of demands. If these demands are not met, the company risks a summer of industrial action. You are invited to attend a press lunch on 4 July to hear from […]


June 25, 2018

ITF and ETF applaud landmark victory for Unite

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton responds to Unite’s announcement that it has won recognition from Ryanair to represent UK cabin crew: “I would like to congratulate Unite on winning this historic recognition deal with Ryanair. For the first time, around 650 Ryanair cabin crew directly employed in the UK will have a union fighting their […]


June 14, 2018

ITF and ETF condemn Ryanair’s divisive tactics with Italian cabin crew

Ryanair’s decision to recognise only two Italian unions representing cabin crew has been rejected as divisive by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF). On Wednesday, 6 June, Ryanair announced that it had signed a recognition deal with two unions, ANPAC and ANPAV. This move effectively excludes three other Italian […]


June 8, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew to produce a charter of workers’ demands

Ryanair cabin crew will next month meet to produce a workers’ charter, outlining essential criteria that the company must meet in order to make good on its claim to respect workers’ rights. Under the banner of Cabin Crew United, workers from across Europe and North Africa will come together at a summit in Dublin on […]


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