Colombia to introduce groundbreaking legislation to protect aviation workers

Colombia is in the process of introducing new legislation, in a significant move to safeguard the rights and well-being of workers in the aviation industry.  The proposed legislation, which was filed on 20 February in the House of Representatives and due to be considered in Parliament soon, will put an end to the escalating trend […]


February 23, 2024

Union wins for ground handling staff in aviation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) affiliate ver.di has secured an historic collective agreement, including improved wages and working conditions for over 30,000 employees at major German airports following strike action earlier this week.  This historic agreement sets a precedent by replacing numerous individual agreements and sets a new standard for the industry.  Stephen Cotton, […]


ITF urges solidarity as BALPA members prepare for strike action at Bristow Helicopters

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is issuing a call for solidarity as members of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) prepare for imminent strike action at Bristow Helicopters. Amidst a protracted dispute over fair pay settlement, ITF stands in support of BALPA’s efforts to secure just compensation for its members. BALPA, representing both pilots […]


February 22, 2024

ITF and ETF stand ready to defend the rights of striking aviation and logistics workers in Germany

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) defend the rights of striking aviation workers in Germany today (20 February) and support Ver.di’s calls for immediate and meaningful engagement on a new collective bargaining agreement, restoring wage cuts made during the Covid pandemic.  Ver.di called the strike due to management’s […]


February 20, 2024

Delta Air Lines urged to stop union busting campaign bu US Congress

146 members of the US Congress have written to the CEO of Delta Air Lines urging them to stop union busting activities and commit to negotiating in good faith if their employees choose to form a union.  Delta employees announced a coordinated campaign to organise in November 2022 amongst flight attendants, fleet service workers, and technicians, […]


February 15, 2024

Victory for illegally sacked airport workers in Indonesia

The trade union Gebuk has secured a major victory for its members after the airline catering company Aerofood Catering Services Indonesia committed to pay compensation to the workers it illegally terminated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gebuk, a member of the ITF-affiliated Federation of Indonesian Airport Workers’ Unions (FSPI), is a union of outsourced airline catering […]


February 10, 2024

Germany’s airport security staff to ground flights in nationwide protests (reuters.com)

Security staff at some of Germany’s biggest airports, including the global hub Frankfurt, walked off the job on Thursday, grounding flights and piling pain on Europe’s largest economy. The 24-hour strike, called by labour union Verdi, is the latest in a series of industrial actions that has paralysed the country’s transportation sector in recent weeks. […]


February 1, 2024

The Vital Role of Cabin Crew: Reflections from the Haneda Airport Incident

The Haneda Airport IncidentOn January 2, 2024, a tragic accident at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport involving a Japan Airlines and a Coast Guard aircraft underscored the critical role of cabin crew in ensuring passenger safety. Despite the severity of the collision and the ensuing fire, all 379 passengers on the Japan Airlines plane were safely evacuated, […]


January 23, 2024