Stop the Heathrow’s great British rip off and support striking Unite members

Heathrow Airport Ltd, the company that owns one of the world’s busiest airports is trying to rip off thousands of their workers with a devious plan to let them go and hire them back on lower wages. Heathrow’s plans will mean up to 25% wage cuts for these workers – a major blow to the […]


December 1, 2020

Unbreakable solidarity with HIV-positive transport workers on World AIDS Day 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY, STEPHEN COTTON | HIV/AIDS | CREW CHANGE CRISIS The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and our global union family of affiliates represent what are likely to number hundreds of thousands of the world’s 37.9 million people living with HIV or AIDS. These people are our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, […]


Operating Heathrow during strike action could risk safety warns Unite the Union (unitetheunion.org)

Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, has warned that it has very serious concerns about the safe operation of Heathrow airport when the first targeted strike action, in the dispute over firing and rehiring the workforce and slashing their pay and conditions, begins tomorrow (Tuesday 1 December). The strike action will involve firefighters, engineers, campus […]


November 30, 2020

International Transport Workers’ Federation Civil Aviation Forum a great success! (www.iamaw.ca)

By Keith Aiken, IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) held their annual Civil Aviation week November 9 – 13, 2020 that focused on strategy for Relief, Recovery and Reform for an industry that has devastated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s Civil Aviation week was different, as it was held […]


November 27, 2020

Legal victory for the Dominican Republic air traffic controllers after seven years’ struggle

ITF affiliated Dominican Air Traffic Controllers Association (ADCA) celebrates a bittersweet legal victory for it, 28 members, after waging a seven-years long struggle for reinstatement. Back in 2013, ADCA alerted the authorities about a long list of their concerns about the shortcomings of their country’s air traffic control system that were placing the safety of […]


November 20, 2020

Historic Biden-Harris victory is a testament to the power of workers’: ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is hailing the historic election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the 46th President-elect and Vice President-elect of the United States as a win offering hope to millions of American workers. The ITF looks forward to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris working with unions and the […]


November 11, 2020

Securing jobs for a successful recovery in civil aviation

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other external shock encountered by the global aviation industry. Border restrictions and quarantine measures have devastated the aviation industry. Planes have been grounded. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost. Aircraft manufacturing is idle. A new deal is needed for the aviation industry that must focus on Relief, […]


November 10, 2020

Airlines and air transport workers call for urgent government assistance to prevent jobs catastrophe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry. Estimates from the Air Transport Action Group suggest some 4.8 million aviation workers’ jobs are at risk as a result of air travel demand […]