Preventing trafficking in persons – A video by ICAO

During the first half of 2018, ICAO released Circular 352 “Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and Responding to Trafficking in Persons” containing guidelines to enable members of cabin crews and other transportation personnel to identify possible victims of trafficking and respond to their plight. The Circular was a joint release of ICAO and […]


July 13, 2020

Unite safeguards cabin crew jobs at Ryanair

Unite has signed an agreement with Ryanair to safeguard UK cabin crew jobs during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, Ryanair announced that it would cut 3,000 jobs across Europe as a result of the continued disruption to the aviation sector. Since then, unions have been in negotiations with the airline to mitigate the […]


July 8, 2020

ITF Young Aviation Workers’ Summer School

Join us for this year’s ITF Young Aviation Workers’ Summer School. At this unprecedented time for civil aviation, we need to ensure young voices are heard. Where: This year’s Summer School will be held as a series of online webinars due to travel restrictions. When:Europe/Africa/Americas/Arab World 21 July 2020: 14:00 – 16:00 (UK Time)23 July […]


July 6, 2020

Aviation industrial relations and trade union strategies during and after COVID-19 crisis

A recent report by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), a left-leaning think tank based in the UK drafted in consultation with aviation unions and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) propose a co-ordinated sector-wide package to support workers in the aviation industry in transitioning through a period of disruption and uncertainty. Published last month, the 25-page […]


Stop union-busting at Ryanair!

On 29 May 2020, three Ryanair cabin crew members in Prague were dismissed after joining a newly established trade union. The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), the European arm of the ITF, is now urging the Czech government to take action and ensure that Ryanair reinstates leaders of B.United trade union. The ETF stands in […]


June 29, 2020

Airline labor seeks payroll support program extension (goiam.org)

Specifically, we [International Machinists Union] are asking for: Increase PSP funding levels by an additional $32 billion (covering six months) Extend requirements relating to involuntary furloughs, share repurchases, dividend payments, and collective bargaining agreements to March 31, 2021 Require Treasury to immediately disburse funds to every air carrier and contractor that executed a Payroll Support […]


June 26, 2020

IFALPA-ITF key considerations on workplace safety for the resumption of global air services

As countries around the world re-open their borders to air services after the Covid-19 lockdown, there remains several health, safety and security concerns that have not yet been fully addressed by aviation regulators or employers. It is the position of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation […]


June 5, 2020

Governments, employers and unions must act together to save aviation (internationalairportreview.com)

Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)’s Civil Aviation Secretary, emphasises how the world needs governments and employers to step up to the challenge of protecting jobs, livelihoods and international transport. In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the aviation sector is fighting for its survival. Flight capacity has already fallen by over […]


June 2, 2020