ITF welcomes opening of ILO office in Doha

The ITF alongside the ITUC and BWI yesterday attended the historical opening of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) office in Doha. For the first time the workers in Qatar will be able to bring complaints through the ILO office and it will allow for the ITF to assist in the process and the follow up the […]

April 30, 2018

ITF aviation secretary sends a congratulation letter the TWU

Cabin crew at JetBlue Airways, one of the few groups of unorganised cabin crew at a major airline, have voted to join the ITF affiliated Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). The vast majority of the airline’s 5,000 cabin crew took part in the vote, and 67 per cent of them voted to join the […]

April 24, 2018

Ryanair, you must play fair!

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) leadership have called for Ryanair to play fair and continue to honour the commitment they made on 15 December to recognise trade unions on behalf of all of their whole workforce, and to radically change their employment model to address long standing worker concerns. Speaking to the executive […]

April 23, 2018

JetBlue in-flight crew members overwhelmingly vote to join TWU (

In-flight crew members at JetBlue overwhelmingly voted to join the Transport Workers (TWU). With more than 86% of eligible employees participating in the vote, more than two-thirds voted in favor of joining TWU. TWU President John Samuelsen said: This historic victory is yet another example of the tide turning in America as workers continue to […]

IAM responds to Southwest Airlines emergency landing (

A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia this morning after an uncontained engine failure blew out a window and injured several people on board the aircraft. “The IAM extends its heartfelt compassion to the passengers and crew from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380,” said IAM General Vice President Sito Pantoja. “Three members of […]

April 18, 2018

Allegiant Air: The budget airline flying under the radar (

Allegiant Air is a small, ultra-low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas, that happens to be one of the country’s most profitable airlines. But, according to federal aviation records and interviews with pilots, mechanics and industry experts, it may also be the most dangerous. The airline flew 12 million passengers last year on its 99 planes […]

April 17, 2018

Aviation workers fight against the destruction of jobs and wage cuts all around the world

Over the past few weeks, aviation workers around the globe have engaged in protracted and bitter strikes in an attempt to combat the destruction of jobs and conditions. Pilots, ground staff and cabin crews employed by some of the major carriers have been involved in these struggles. This outburst is an inevitable outcome of the […]

April 16, 2018

LATAM Airlines union says to strike on Tuesday, mediation failed (

The Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express, a subsidiary of the Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, said workers would strike on Tuesday after mediation with the government failed to produce a new labor contract. The union, which includes about 1,000 airline workers, said in a statement on Saturday that the strike would affect all local flights […]

April 9, 2018