Wizz Air workers dismissed for union organising – support the online campaign!

Wizz Air workers in Kyiv, Ukraine were dismissed after unionising. The workers shared their stories with the ITF and ETF in a series of video statements. The ITF and ETF are now urging the Ukrainian government to take the necessary action to ensure that Wizz Air does not get away with unlawful actions. We also […]


September 10, 2020

1,465 jobs saved through tripartite social dialogue at Air Italy

On 3 September 2020, after a 12-hour long meeting between trade unions, Air Italy management, the Lombardy and Sardinia Regions and the heads of the ministries of Labour, Economic Development and Transport, the parties agreed on a scheme that would save 1,465 jobs at Air Italy. Almost seven months after Air Italy went into liquidation […]


September 9, 2020

New labour laws a historic breakthrough for migrant workers in Qatar

New laws announced and adopted by the Government of Qatar represent a historic leap in the protection of migrant workers’ rights in the Gulf State. These new laws together with the removal of the exit permit system earlier this year effectively eliminates the kafala system of modern slavery. The latest labour reforms which include the […]


September 4, 2020

Major new ANSP research forthcoming from international federations

The bodies representing aviation workers worldwide are commissioning landmark new research into the future of air navigation service providers (ANSPs). The Covid-19 pandemic is demonstrating the renewed importance of public services and infrastructure across our societies. As the bodies which manage our airspace, ANSPs play a critical role in both global health emergencies and more […]


August 29, 2020

Australian Labour Party Senator speaks against attacks on jobs and conditions across the Australian aviation industry

Qantas and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two major airlines recently announced that they were planning to implement dramatic job cuts. Both airlines are intending to restructure operations to slash costs amid continuing turmoil in the global aviation industry. From the outset, the ITF affiliated unions’ response to the ongoing crisis has been to develop socially responsible […]


August 27, 2020

Wizz Air dismisses four trade unionists in latest union-busting endeavour

It is no secret that Wizz Air has strong anti-union tendencies. The CEO József Váradi likes to brag about it publicly, claiming that the company will leave any country where workers attempt to organise. Recent events in Wizz Air’s Kyiv base demonstrate what such anti-union attitude means in practice. In a workplace already fraught with […]


Our Indonesian sisters and brothers need your urgent support

“Stop Widodo’s Omnibus Bill and protect Indonesian workers and their families!” Trade unions in Indonesia, including our civil aviation affiliate Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI), are deeply concerned that a new draft law on “job creation” will be rushed through the parliament, and will severely undermine workers’ rights. According to the information we have […]


August 24, 2020

Some aviations companies latch onto the Covid-19 crisis to escalate their attack on the labour force

Since the beginning of theCovid-19 crisis, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been working flat out with its affiliates, employers, governments and relevant international institutions to protect the rights of its affiliates and transport workers globally. The ITF and its aviation affiliates have identified several strategic responses to the crisis, including: • immediate action […]


August 20, 2020