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 (

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 (

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