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

Dr Claude Thibeault: Mitigating the risk – aviation and communicable disease outbreaks (airlines.iata.org)

IATA’s Medical Advisor discusses aviation’s role in communicable disease outbreaks and lessons learned from recent cases. (…) Fundamentally, the industry needs to understand its role in managing a health emergency before a crisis hits. During the outbreak of Zika, for example, ICAO formed and chaired an Aviation Medical Forum, where IATA, ACI (Airport Council International), […]


May 15, 2018

ITF expresses solidarity with Air India unions protesting divestment (business-standard.com)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed its solidarity with Air India unions opposing disinvestment of the airline, saying any change in the status of the state-run carrier should be negotiated with the workers and the unions. The federation, representing 740,000 aviation workers across the globe and 19 million members in transport sector, in a […]


May 14, 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

U.N. agency urges mandatory training to combat human trafficking on flights (euronews.com)

By Allison Lampert Airlines should offer mandatory training to prevent human trafficking, the United Nations’ aviation agency said in a new document that could further empower cabin crew on the front lines of global efforts to combat such trafficking. Civil aviation authorities should “require” carriers to teach staff to identify and respond to trafficking, the […]


May 9, 2018

Air India unions launch a joint campaign against privatisation

Air India employees and their unions (comprising 10 Air India unions) recently launched a joint campaign against the proposed privatisation of the national carrier. As part of their joint campaign union activists have taken the following actions so far: Gate meetings and sectional meetings by joint forum 15 March to 15 April 2018. Representation and […]


May 3, 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

IAM responds to Southwest Airlines emergency landing (iamdl142.org)

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia this morning after an uncontained engine failure blew out a window and injured several people on board the aircraft. “The IAM extends its heartfelt compassion to the passengers and crew from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Three members of […]


April 18, 2018