New aviation gloom is a result of neglecting poor countries in vaccine roll out

We should be looking ahead, this International Civil Aviation Day, to the challenges of economic recovery and climate change. Instead, we’re still gripped by the devastating impact that Covid-19 continues to have of aviation workers and the industry worldwide. Governments in some rich countries have put their own vaccine programmes ahead of tackling the pandemic […]


December 7, 2021

Wise heads must prevail in air traffic control changes ITF says

Credit: Beckett P Air traffic controllers and their unions should be actively involved in decision-making about the future of the air traffic services sector in this time of intense political and technological change, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. The call to use air traffic controllers’ experience and expertise more wisely comes on […]


October 20, 2021

Global Transport Chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers

IATA, ICS, IRU and ITF pen letter warning of global transport system ‘collapse’ Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply chain crisis.’ In an open letter published on the day of […]


September 30, 2021

Hungary: Stop denying air traffic workers their right to strike

The right to strike is a basic human right. No government has the right to take that away from us. And yet, that is what the Hungarian government, led by Victor Orban, is doing right now. The air traffic workers at the Hungarian Air Navigation Service Provider are illegally being denied their fundamental right to […]


August 9, 2021

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant pay rises and better job security for air traffic workers across Argentina have been won by ITF affiliate Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación (ATEPSA). This is despite fierce […]


July 21, 2021

“Airlines are overlooking the mental health and wellbeing of pilots and other aviation workers in their scramble to get planes flying again” (www.theguardian.com)

By Rory Carroll Researchers say industry practice should change to encourage workers to seek help when they need it Airlines are overlooking the mental health and wellbeing of pilots and other aviation workers in their scramble to get planes flying again, according to researchers. Many aviation workers experienced anxiety, stress and depression during Covid-19 lockdowns, […]


June 3, 2021

The ITF secures a seat at the Air Traffic Management Operations Panel

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has secured a seat at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Air Traffic Management Operations Panel (ATMOPSP), where an ITF representative will be present from now on. This important milestone is another step forward in ITF’s continuing effort to make sure the views of its affiliates are listened to […]


April 22, 2021

Airlines recovery in the Arab world

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any other crisis encountered by our industry. Thousands of jobs were lost, and the future of aviation post – pandemic is still uncertain. As the world reopens, we must look at how jobs can be retained, workers’ health and safety protected and how union infrastructure can be strengthened to […]


April 6, 2021