Women transport workers’ rights and COVID-19

Transport workers together for a gender equal new normal The transport industry is highly gendered, and whilst all transport workers are being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be specific and additional impacts for women transport workers. As the International Labour Organization (ILO) has recognised, the challenges arising out of this crisis have […]


May 20, 2020

New ILO publication: COVID-19 and civil aviation

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently issued a series of sectoral briefs assessing the impact of COVID-19 on several industries, including civil aviation. “COVID-19 and civil aviation” provide a preliminary assessment of the impact of the pandemic on global civil aviation as well as policy responses and measures taken by governments, employers and unions. Moreover, […]


April 15, 2020

Brave decisions will define the future of aviation

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the Covid-19 pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will define the future of the industry and the lives of millions of passengers, aviation workers and our communities. Today, the ITF is making ten demands to both government and […]


April 3, 2020

ITF Aviation demands action to address the impact of COVID-19

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will define the future of the industry and the lives of millions of passengers and aviation workers. The aviation industry directly employs an estimated 10.2 million people worldwide. The […]


Covid-19: ITF global demands for governments and employers

Covid-19 is issuing the world an unprecedented collective challenge. Across the world – workers, employers and governments – must work together to minimise the damage done. Transport workers are the lifeblood of a global economy linking supply chains and keeping the world moving, and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19. Today, more […]


March 23, 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub. We call on all governments and transport companies to implement all measures available to them to limit the risk of transmission of the deadly coronavirus to […]


January 30, 2020

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020

Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will also be available for interview at Davos 2020 – the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. We invite journalists to arrange interviews with Mr Cotton on key themes from Davos 2020, which intersect with the ITF’s work advocating for the world’s transport workers. WHO: […]


January 20, 2020

Colombian air traffic controllers warn of staff shortages

The ITF affiliate ACDECTA – Asociación Colombiana de Controladores Aéreos – is demanding the government hire and train more air traffic controllers, due to the workload increase that is jeopardizing the safety of air operations in the country. According to ACDECTA, the increase in air operations is forcing air traffic controllers to do 12-hour shifts, […]


November 11, 2019