Wise heads must prevail in air traffic control changes ITF says

Credit: Beckett P Air traffic controllers and their unions should be actively involved in decision-making about the future of the air traffic services sector in this time of intense political and technological change, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. The call to use air traffic controllers’ experience and expertise more wisely comes on […]


October 20, 2021

UK, Germany, Switzerland, and EU prolonging supply chain misery by opposing vaccine waiver, global transport unions tell governments

Over 375 trade unions, representing over 12 million transport workers from 118 countries around the world submit letter to heads of governments Letter submitted on the first day of the WTO’s TRIPS Council meeting in Geneva Steve Cotton, ITF General Secretary, commented “these politicians seem hell bent on socio-economic self-harm to further line the pockets […]


October 14, 2021

Global Transport Chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers

IATA, ICS, IRU and ITF pen letter warning of global transport system ‘collapse’ Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply chain crisis.’ In an open letter published on the day of […]


September 30, 2021

Air strike, Alitalia cancels 172 flights (italy24news.com)

The twenty-four hour strike on Friday 24 September is forcing Alitalia to cancel 172 flights in three days, of which 161 on the same Friday (62% of the total), but also eight Thursdays and another three Saturdays. what you can read on the airline’s website where you can see the complete list of connections that […]


September 24, 2021

LGBTI+ transport workers can benefit from new inclusivity resource

Transport workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) stand to benefit from a new resource Fighting for equality: Trade Unions and LGBTI rights, but onlyif their unions use it. Global Unions launched the set of practical guides recently, a coalition of the world’s union federations that represents hundreds of millions of […]


September 19, 2021

Unions sign off on text for worker rights at Bangkok airport but management must live up to promises

Security workers must stay resolute and management must live up to its promises if basic rights are to be restored at Bangkok Airport said Erin van der Maas, ITF Airports Organising Programme Lead, speaking of recent progress at the Thai airport. This week, 100 union members voted unanimously to approve their collective bargaining agreement (CBA) […]


August 18, 2021

Support Qantas ground handling workers – demand their reinstatement now!

The TWU has secured an important victory against Qantas that has implications for aviation workers everywhere, and they are asking for our support in ensuring the company acts on it. Please sign this petition and circulate it widely! 2,000 directly hired ground handling workers found their jobs outsourced by Qantas, who said it was a […]


August 12, 2021

Thai airport security workers win back their basic working rights

Bangkok airport security workers have won back basic rights on working-hours after months of tough campaigning following their outsourcing in April 2020. AVSEC, the company involved, yesterday (10 August 2021) signed a memorandum of understanding with local unions stipulating that workers are entitled to a one-hour lunch break and do not have to work more […]


August 11, 2021