Reinstatement of ATC workers is a major achievement for public safety

ITF affiliate Asociación Dominicana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (ADCA) has won a legal battle to reinstate workers who were unfairly dismissed for denouncing major safety failings in the air traffic control system in the Dominican Republic. “After seven years of legal proceedings, I’m delighted that justice has been served for the union, workers, and […]


January 15, 2021

Aviation workers should be given priority for COVID-19 vaccines

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcome progress in the development of vaccines for COVID-19. As vaccines continue to be approved and distributed worldwide, aviation workers will play a key role in the integrity of their global supply chain. An effective global vaccine strategy will […]


December 22, 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

Transport workers express concerns over remote towers (aviationweek.com)

By Alan Dron Transport sector trade unionists have expressed concern at the growth of air traffic control remote tower operations (RTO), urging a global set of regulations governing their use. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says there should be “solid, enforceable regulations,” both to define safety requirements for RTO and to ensure that the […]


November 6, 2020

ITF launches first position paper on remote tower operations

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has today launched its first position paper on remote tower operations, striking to the heart of a key issue for the future of global aviation. Air traffic services are vital to the safety and efficiency of the aviation sector and the wider global economy, managing national and international airspace […]


November 2, 2020

Major new ANSP research forthcoming from international federations

The bodies representing aviation workers worldwide are commissioning landmark new research into the future of air navigation service providers (ANSPs). The Covid-19 pandemic is demonstrating the renewed importance of public services and infrastructure across our societies. As the bodies which manage our airspace, ANSPs play a critical role in both global health emergencies and more […]


August 29, 2020

Only a new deal can save aviation

The aviation industry is being hit by a second wave, and we are already experiencing the aftershocks with thousands of job losses throughout the industry. The ITF is urgently calling for a new deal for aviation workers based on relief, recovery and reform. At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic we set out our 10 […]


August 12, 2020