Workers’ unions unite in Papua New Guinea

Workers’ unions affiliated to the ITF have formed a new group in Papua New Guinea to cooperate more closely together. The national coordinating committee includes working people from the Papua New Guinea Maritime and Transport Workers Union (PNGMTWU) and the National Airlines Employees’ Association (NAEA). Alvira Bunemiga (PNGMTWU) was elected to be the young transport […]


February 14, 2020

ITF survey on cabin crew harassment and discrimination

Please take the survey! Your feedback is essential! And please share this message with your fellow union members. Shocking revelations of harassment and discrimination in the airline industry have come to light over the past year, with worrying numbers of cabin crew experiencing harassment, bullying and discrimination at work. To hold airlines to account for […]


February 11, 2020

Unite signs bumper pay deal with Ryanair (unitetheunion.org)

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has secured an inflation busting pay deal for Ryanair cabin crew. Senior cabin crew who are employed directly by Ryanair will see their pay rise dramatically, customer service supervisors (CSS) received a 9.5 per cent increase from September last year while junior CSS’ received an 11.01 per cent […]


February 7, 2020

Agreements in principle (twu-iam.org)

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members. The Association negotiating committees […]


February 1, 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub. We call on all governments and transport companies to implement all measures available to them to limit the risk of transmission of the deadly coronavirus to […]


January 30, 2020

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020

Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will also be available for interview at Davos 2020 – the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. We invite journalists to arrange interviews with Mr Cotton on key themes from Davos 2020, which intersect with the ITF’s work advocating for the world’s transport workers. WHO: […]


January 20, 2020

Solidarity with Papua New Guinean workers at Air Niugini

The ITF is calling on its affiliates to support workers at Air Niugini, who are locked in a dispute with the airline’s management over a range of issues including housing allowance for employees. ITF’s Papua New Guinean affiliate, the National Airline Employees Association (NAEA), represents workers in Air Niugini. The company has recently withdrawn employees’ […]


January 16, 2020

#WeAreITF: End of year messages from ITF president and general secretary

As we enter a new decade, ITF president Paddy Crumlin and general secretary Steve Cotton reflect on 2019 and commit to driving and delivering social, economic and environmental justice throughout the world, and for transport workers globally. Message from ITF president Paddy Crumlin So it’s greetings from Union Central, Union Central is all over the […]


December 30, 2019