ITF supports air traffic controllers affected by US government shutdown

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stands in solidarity with air traffic controllers affected by the ongoing partial shutdown of the US federal government. Air traffic controllers are among the thousands of US workers impacted by the stand-off between the President and Congress, resulting from disagreements on public funding to build a wall between the […]


January 17, 2019

ITF urges Argentinian ANSP to act over victimised air traffic controllers

ITF civil aviation section Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez wrote to Argentinian air navigation service provider Aerial Navigation Enterprise’s (EANA) CEO Gabriel Giannotti on 22 October from Singapore, calling for intervention by him to stop the victimisation of air traffic controllers. Mocho Rodriguez urged Giannotti to intervene urgently to stop any further intimidation of Argentinian air traffic […]


October 25, 2018

ITF Civil Aviation Section 2018 Congress film

The slogan of the ITF Congress was “Transport Workers Building Power”. Between 14 and 20 October, aviation unions from across the world joined forces to form a collective voice. The ITF Civil Aviation Section Congress film gives a quick look at the work being done by the Section to build stronger aviation unions and create […]


October 24, 2018

The true cost of flying low cost (gulf-times.com)

By Alex Macheras Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines all over the globe, including Norwegian Air, and the Air Asia Group, has driven down […]


October 22, 2018

ICAO Air Navigation Conference: Lobbying underway by aviation unions over remote towers

The ICAO Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/13), organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization is taking place from 9 October to 19 October 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The theme of the conference is “From Development to Implementation” and it will discuss issues and proposed solutions relating to flight safety and air navigation capacity and efficiency, and […]


October 9, 2018

Air safety warnings around key african hub during strike (nytimes.com)

Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia’s international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. (…) A Kenya Air Traffic Controllers’ Association official, Peter Ang’awa, confirmed to The Associated Press that “issues of concern have been raised by professionals in […]


September 5, 2018

Safe and strong aviation for all! (ITF video)

We say, “safe and strong aviation for all!” From the impact of liberalisation and deregulation to the growth of aviation flags of convenience (FOC), ITF and its aviation affiliates are tackling the challenges facing aviation and airline workers today. We are building stronger aviation unions and creating better working conditions for all. Learn more about […]


August 24, 2018

Fiji: End the lockout at Nadi Airport (LabourStart)

Workers at Fiji’s international airport have been locked out since before Christmas because they dared to challenge management. The company that provides ground services at the airport is owned mostly by the Fijian government, but 49% of the shares are owned by the workers. For that reason, the workers tried to raise issues at shareholder […]


January 4, 2018