Send them a message to FIFA

Dear Sisters and Brothers, FIFA is in crisis. Nine officials have been arrested and charged with corruption. The Zurich headquarters has been raided, with documents seized in connection with the Qatar World Cup. Despite all this, all indications are that the FIFA World Congress will vote today for more of the same — to re-elect […]

May 29, 2015

ITF presses Cathay Pacific to address cabin crew’s concerns

The ITF has backed the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union (FAU), and appealed to the head of the airline to address workers’ concerns over their conditions. The FAU is in dispute with management over changes to conditions and benefits. It staged a marathon sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport last week and is now […]

International Cabin Crew Day – FAAA supports marriage equality (FAAA)

May 31 is International Cabin Crew Day! It’s a day where cabin crew celebrate their profession as in-flight safety professionals, and where they recognise themselves as one global community. The day is celebrated by thousands of cabin crew members, mostly in the Americas and in some parts of Europe where marriage equality is already a […]

The Hypocrisy World Cup? FIFA sponsors must tell Qatar to play fair on workers’ human rights

62 workers may lose their lives for each game played during Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, a tournament likely to be sponsored by FIFA partner companies Coke, VISA, McDonald’s, Adidas, Kia and Hyundai. Without sponsorship, this multi-billion dollar tournament couldn’t take place. Most sponsors commit themselves to respecting the UN Declaration of Human Rights – which […]

May 26, 2015

Avianca-Colombia: IFC should follow ombudsman’s recommendations for labour standards compliance, say unions (

The ITUC and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) call on the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s private-sector lending arm, to implement the recommendations issued today by IFC’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) to improve compliance procedures for IFC Performance Standard 2 on labour and working conditions. The CAO report, which came in response […]

May 20, 2015

Cathay Pacific flight attendants protest at Hong Kong airport (

Several hundred Cathay Pacific flight attendants were camped inside Hong Kong’s airport yesterday (May 19) after union members voted to protest new job contracts offered by the airline. Union member Ada So said about 400 cabin staff had gathered in front of the Cathay check-in desks. She said more than 600 union members cast votes, […]

Fritt Fall – airlines in free fall

Fritt fall – på jobb i lufta til lavpris, by Pål Vegard Hagesæther, reviewed by Asbjørn Wahl, adviser to the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees, and chair of the ITF urban transport committee In the book Fritt fall – på jobb i lufta til lavpris (Free fall – at work in the air […]

May 12, 2015

TWU (Australia) Calls for Better Airport Pay

Cairns Airport workers are calling for better wages and conditions. The ITF’s Australian affiliate the Transport Workers Union’s (TWU) recent survey found 74 per cent of workers say their wages do not cover their bills, and 46 per cent have had their hours reduced. Watch the video here>>

May 6, 2015