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

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in their Covid-19 vaccination programmes. The ITF welcomes the joint statement from UN bodies last week supporting this position. Covid-19 and its impacts have been felt by none more acutely than transport workers and […]


March 29, 2021

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