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

ITF Civil Aviation ensures new ICAO guidance puts aviation workers and seafarers first

The ITF have advocated for new guidance to governments from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prioritising aviation workers’ and passengers’ safety while pushing airlines to do more on the worsening crew change crisis affecting seafarers. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, Section Secretary of ITF Civil Aviation outlined how the new guidance would improve the safety of […]


October 2, 2020

What’s the holdup for airline relief? ‘It’s mind-boggling,’ union leader says (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed Leaders of the biggest airline union on Thursday [17 September 2020] urged Congress to approve continued financial support for airline workers so that tens of thousands don’t their jobs on Oct. 1 and their health care within months. A second Payroll Support Program requested by the industry would provide $25 billion for […]


September 23, 2020

Wizz Air workers dismissed for union organising – support the online campaign!

Wizz Air workers in Kyiv, Ukraine were dismissed after unionising. The workers shared their stories with the ITF and ETF in a series of video statements. The ITF and ETF are now urging the Ukrainian government to take the necessary action to ensure that Wizz Air does not get away with unlawful actions. We also […]


September 10, 2020

1,465 jobs saved through tripartite social dialogue at Air Italy

On 3 September 2020, after a 12-hour long meeting between trade unions, Air Italy management, the Lombardy and Sardinia Regions and the heads of the ministries of Labour, Economic Development and Transport, the parties agreed on a scheme that would save 1,465 jobs at Air Italy. Almost seven months after Air Italy went into liquidation […]


September 9, 2020

Australian Labour Party Senator speaks against attacks on jobs and conditions across the Australian aviation industry

Qantas and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two major airlines recently announced that they were planning to implement dramatic job cuts. Both airlines are intending to restructure operations to slash costs amid continuing turmoil in the global aviation industry. From the outset, the ITF affiliated unions’ response to the ongoing crisis has been to develop socially responsible […]


August 27, 2020

Wizz Air dismisses four trade unionists in latest union-busting endeavour

It is no secret that Wizz Air has strong anti-union tendencies. The CEO József Váradi likes to brag about it publicly, claiming that the company will leave any country where workers attempt to organise. Recent events in Wizz Air’s Kyiv base demonstrate what such anti-union attitude means in practice. In a workplace already fraught with […]


NUATE seeks modalities for applying intervention fund (thenationonlineng.net)

By Kelvin Osa-Okunbor The General Secretary, National Union of Aviation Employees (NUATE), Comrade Aba Ocheme, has canvassed modalities for the application of N500 billion announced by Federal Government for businesses impacted by COVID -19 pandemic. He said though the aviation sector was yet to get any tranche of the promised funds to assist airlines, ground […]


August 18, 2020