Heathrow: Don’t cut our pay! – A video by the ITF-affiliated Unite union

Last month Heathrow Airports Ltd (HAL) issued a section 188 notice beginning a process which could result in over 4,000 workers directly employed by the airport being fired and then rehired on vastly inferior contracts. The workers, including security officers, engineers and fire-fighters, face losing over £8,000 per annum and up to 24 per cent […]


October 9, 2020

ITF Civil Aviation ensures new ICAO guidance puts aviation workers and seafarers first

The ITF have advocated for new guidance to governments from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prioritising aviation workers’ and passengers’ safety while pushing airlines to do more on the worsening crew change crisis affecting seafarers. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, Section Secretary of ITF Civil Aviation outlined how the new guidance would improve the safety of […]


October 2, 2020

What’s the holdup for airline relief? ‘It’s mind-boggling,’ union leader says (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed Leaders of the biggest airline union on Thursday [17 September 2020] urged Congress to approve continued financial support for airline workers so that tens of thousands don’t their jobs on Oct. 1 and their health care within months. A second Payroll Support Program requested by the industry would provide $25 billion for […]


September 23, 2020

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