Gulf Air reinstates 14 dismissed workers

National and international solidarity played an important role in encouraging Bahrain’s national air carrier Gulf Air to reinstate 14 aviation workers and union activists who were dismissed for exercising their routine union activities. The ITF wrote to the carrier’s Chairman and CEO, calling on the company to reinstate the workers who were dismissed without any […]


November 12, 2018

ITF civil aviation section backs Nigerian minimum wage demands

The ITF civil aviation section has written to affiliate unions in Nigeria expressing support for their role in demanding a higher minimum wage.


November 6, 2018

Union research shows support for Ryanair chairman even lower than reported

Shareholder support for Ryanair chairman David Bonderman at the company’s recent AGM was even lower than reported, new research by trade union groups shows. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have analysed the records of shareholder votes published since the Ryanair AGM last month. The research shows that even […]


October 29, 2018

ITF calls on global airlines to refuse to assist in forced deportations

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) fights for the rights of airline workers globally, including ground staff, cabin crew and pilots. ITF has become increasingly concerned about the role of commercial airlines in forced deportations and the impact this has on front-line staff.


October 26, 2018

ITF urges Argentinian ANSP to act over victimised air traffic controllers

ITF civil aviation section Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez wrote to Argentinian air navigation service provider Aerial Navigation Enterprise’s (EANA) CEO Gabriel Giannotti on 22 October from Singapore, calling for intervention by him to stop the victimisation of air traffic controllers. Mocho Rodriguez urged Giannotti to intervene urgently to stop any further intimidation of Argentinian air traffic […]


October 25, 2018

United Airlines kitchen workers vote YES to unionization (UNITE HERE)

  Workers in United Airlines’ catering kitchens in five cities have voted overwhelmingly to unionize with UNITE HERE. In a National Mediation Board election lasting five weeks, 72% of United catering workers voted to join the union. The newly-organized workers number approximately 2,700 and are employed in United Airlines kitchens in Newark, NJ, Houston, Denver, […]


Loophole in German labour legislation to be closed

Last week, the German federal government announced that it would be closing a loophole in the country’s labour legislation which has traditionally benefited airlines at the expense of workers.


October 24, 2018

ITF Civil Aviation Section 2018 Congress film

The slogan of the ITF Congress was “Transport Workers Building Power”. Between 14 and 20 October, aviation unions from across the world joined forces to form a collective voice. The ITF Civil Aviation Section Congress film gives a quick look at the work being done by the Section to build stronger aviation unions and create […]