Happy International Civil Aviation Day!

Happy International Civil Aviation Day from all the team at ITF! Today, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Chicago Convention, the document that has created Civil Aviation and ICAO, as we know it today.   To celebrate, ICAO has put together an album of photos from across the global aviation industry […]


December 8, 2019

Jetstar ground services: Protected industrial action (twu.com.au)

TWU members voted with a huge 94% to take protected industrial action. While Jetstar makes $3.9 billion in revenue, workers are forced onto part-time, insecure work leaving some struggling on as low as $429 a week. After several meetings, Jetstar has refused almost all of the basic claims put forward by workers, such as guaranteed […]


December 6, 2019

High level ITF delegation signs enhanced MoU in China

An ITF delegation, led by the general secretary Stephen Cotton, has visited China this week to enhance cooperation and understanding with the country’s labour movement. The visiting group included Asia Pacific members of the ITF’s executive board and was arranged to fulfil the mandate set by the executive board to further the strategic relationship with […]


November 29, 2019

ITF congratulates new ICAO Council president

The ITF general secretary has written to the new president of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to congratulate him on his election and looking forward to further close cooperation between the two organisations. Salvatore Sciacchitano, from Italy, will begin his three-year term in January 2020 and succeeds Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu from Nigeria. Stephen […]


International young workers camp organises new union members in Uganda

Nearly 500 workers have signed up to their local union as part of a young workers’ camp in Jinja, Uganda, backed by the ITF. Over 100 young workers are participating in the event, with representatives from Uganda, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania and Mozambique. The ITF part funded the event and sent an international delegation of […]


November 26, 2019

Union win! Kuwaiti union thanks ITF for support

A civil aviation union in Kuwait has postponed all forthcoming industrial action after winning concessions from the government. Members of the Civil Aviation Labor Union of Kuwait had planned to take action, including strike action, over a dispute with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). However, the DGCA agreed to enter negotiations with the […]


Toilet rights are human rights: Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter

On World Toilet Day, 19 November 2019, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is launching a Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter, because toilet rights are human rights. The charter provides guidance on what action should be taken by employers and governments to ensure access to toilets for transport workers, and includes a checklist for workers and […]


November 19, 2019

Colombian air traffic controllers warn of staff shortages

The ITF affiliate ACDECTA – Asociación Colombiana de Controladores Aéreos – is demanding the government hire and train more air traffic controllers, due to the workload increase that is jeopardizing the safety of air operations in the country. According to ACDECTA, the increase in air operations is forcing air traffic controllers to do 12-hour shifts, […]


November 11, 2019