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

Indonesian cabin crew declare victory against union-busting

The union representing cabin crew in Garuda Indonesia has seen its check-off restored by the company, marking a significant win against the airline’s anti-union tactics. Last August, ITF affiliate Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI) was faced with a serious freedom of association violation when the airline unilaterally ended collection of union dues on behalf […]


March 4, 2020

ITF welcomes the new ICAO guidelines on digital learning for cabin crew training

The ITF welcomes the issuing of the new Guidelines on Digital Learning for Cabin Crew Training (Cir 356) by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The document is officially published on ICAO-NET and available to all States and International Organizations in English. Other official languages will be available in the coming months. In the Guidelines’ […]


Unions condemn racism of Ryanair boss

ITF, ETF and its affiliates have strongly criticised Michael O’Leary for his offensive and inflammatory comments about Islamic passengers. In an interview last weekend with the UK Times newspaper, the Ryanair chief executive pinpointed single Muslim men as a particular security threat and called for additional checks on them at airports. His comments have drawn […]


March 2, 2020

Win for aviation workers in Paraguay

Working people at LATAM Airlines in Paraguay are celebrating after overturning years of poor behaviour by the company. Five years ago, LATAM cut the working conditions of cabin crew, mechanics, dispatchers and pilots. However, these cuts have now been overturned by the courts. Two unions brought the legal case of behalf of 55 workers affected […]


February 27, 2020

ITF survey on cabin crew harassment and discrimination

Please take the survey! Your feedback is essential! And please share this message with your fellow union members. Shocking revelations of harassment and discrimination in the airline industry have come to light over the past year, with worrying numbers of cabin crew experiencing harassment, bullying and discrimination at work. To hold airlines to account for […]


February 11, 2020