FATIGUE DOESN’T FLY: Support Rest & Fatigue Regulations for Cabin Crew

Cabin crew members are the backbone of aviation safety. Yet, despite their crucial role, they are denied the same rest and fatigue regulations that protect pilots. It’s time to change that. Across the Commonwealth, from Sierra Leone to Bangladesh and the United Kingdom, Flight Time Limitations (FTLs) are in place to safeguard cabin crew. These […]

July 16, 2024

Stop union busting at Garuda Airlines

Ask the President of Indonesia to stop the union busting at Garuda, the country’s flag carrier airline! Sing the petition here>> Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s flag carrier, is trying to destroy the oldest union at the company, SEKARGA, which represents thousands of administrative workers in the company’s offices. The attacks began in November 2023 when Garuda […]

July 15, 2024

Transport Union Federati̇ons Urge EU States to Go Further, Faster on Supply Chain Due Diligence

As states get green light to implement supply chain Directive, ETF and ITF demand more from landmark law The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are calling on European Union (EU) Member States to quickly introduce strong domestic supply chain due diligence laws to protect transport workers from corporate […]

June 28, 2024

Tell the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority to Respect the Right to a Union

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is denying over 600 Air Traffic Services workers their fundamental right to join a union.   In 2023, air traffic services workers including air traffic controllers, aeronautical communication officers, telecommunication and engineering services workers attempted to organise a union with ITF- affiliated Transport Workers Union of Kenya (TAWU). But their employer, the Kenya […]

May 7, 2024

Swissport Fuelers in San Jose Overwhelmingly Vote IAM (goiam.org)

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced that Swissport aircraft fuelers based in San Jose, Calif., voted overwhelmingly to join the Machinists Union. The vote took place yesterday [11 March 2024] at San Jose Mineta International Airport. “I proudly welcome these brave workers into the IAM family and to the Air […]

April 12, 2024

ITF delegation makes strides in enhancing aviation crew treatment and safety at ICAO FALP/13 meeting

A delegation from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), including representatives from various unions such as ver.di from Germany, represented by Robert Hengster, and Unite the Union from the UK, represented by Kris Major, alongside Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, Secretary of the ITF Civil Aviation Section, convened at the 13th meeting of the ICAO Facilitation Panel […]

March 5, 2024

Colombia to introduce groundbreaking legislation to protect aviation workers

Colombia is in the process of introducing new legislation, in a significant move to safeguard the rights and well-being of workers in the aviation industry.  The proposed legislation, which was filed on 20 February in the House of Representatives and due to be considered in Parliament soon, will put an end to the escalating trend […]

February 23, 2024

Union wins for ground handling staff in aviation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) affiliate ver.di has secured an historic collective agreement, including improved wages and working conditions for over 30,000 employees at major German airports following strike action earlier this week.  This historic agreement sets a precedent by replacing numerous individual agreements and sets a new standard for the industry.  Stephen Cotton, […]