Ensuring the mental wellbeing of cabin crew: “Cabin crew should not suffer in silence”

There is increasing evidence that cabin crew are now experiencing increased stressors and mental health deterioration from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic’s unpredictability, volatility, and patchy recovery have caused many crew to lose jobs, take reduced hours, and experience stress and anxiety over the ever-changing local and international restrictions. As well as an ever-changing work […]


January 20, 2022

Sunwing party flight shows need for stronger rules, flight attendants say (ohscanada.com)

By Christopher Reynolds MONTREAL — In the wake of a party on a Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico, flight attendants are demanding stronger action from government and carriers to ensure health and safety on board amid the Omicron surge. Videos of the Dec. 30 charter flight shared on social media show unmasked […]


January 10, 2022

New aviation gloom is a result of neglecting poor countries in vaccine roll out

We should be looking ahead, this International Civil Aviation Day, to the challenges of economic recovery and climate change. Instead, we’re still gripped by the devastating impact that Covid-19 continues to have of aviation workers and the industry worldwide. Governments in some rich countries have put their own vaccine programmes ahead of tackling the pandemic […]


December 7, 2021

Global Transport Chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers

IATA, ICS, IRU and ITF pen letter warning of global transport system ‘collapse’ Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply chain crisis.’ In an open letter published on the day of […]


September 30, 2021

Air strike, Alitalia cancels 172 flights (italy24news.com)

The twenty-four hour strike on Friday 24 September is forcing Alitalia to cancel 172 flights in three days, of which 161 on the same Friday (62% of the total), but also eight Thursdays and another three Saturdays. what you can read on the airline’s website where you can see the complete list of connections that […]


September 24, 2021

“Airlines are overlooking the mental health and wellbeing of pilots and other aviation workers in their scramble to get planes flying again” (www.theguardian.com)

By Rory Carroll Researchers say industry practice should change to encourage workers to seek help when they need it Airlines are overlooking the mental health and wellbeing of pilots and other aviation workers in their scramble to get planes flying again, according to researchers. Many aviation workers experienced anxiety, stress and depression during Covid-19 lockdowns, […]


June 3, 2021

Joint statement from IATA and ITF on International Cabin Crew Day

Today is International Cabin Crew Day. We salute all the world’s cabin crew for their dedication to helping people stay connected through air travel. We pay special tribute to those whose livelihoods have fallen victim to the pandemic. And the salute includes all who continue to keep people safe in-flight during the pandemic. Sadly, these […]


May 31, 2021

International Cabin Crew Day: An open letter by the chair of the cabin crew committee of the ITF

Dear Friends and Colleagues, My name is Sean Beatty and I am chair of the cabin crew committee of the ITF, representing some 160,000 cabin crew throughout the world. I want to welcome you and thank you for your participation in this year’s International Cabin Crew Day. A day that formally recognises and puts front […]