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

Solidarity with Papua New Guinean workers at Air Niugini

The ITF is calling on its affiliates to support workers at Air Niugini, who are locked in a dispute with the airline’s management over a range of issues including housing allowance for employees. ITF’s Papua New Guinean affiliate, the National Airline Employees Association (NAEA), represents workers in Air Niugini. The company has recently withdrawn employees’ […]


January 16, 2020

#WeAreITF: End of year messages from ITF president and general secretary

As we enter a new decade, ITF president Paddy Crumlin and general secretary Steve Cotton reflect on 2019 and commit to driving and delivering social, economic and environmental justice throughout the world, and for transport workers globally. Message from ITF president Paddy Crumlin So it’s greetings from Union Central, Union Central is all over the […]


December 30, 2019

ITF supports striking Jetstar workers

ITF and its affiliate unions stand in solidarity with workers striking at the Australian low-cost airline Jetstar. Workers organising with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) began industrial action last weekend, demanding fair pay and adequate rest time to ensure the safety of passengers. Jetstar is a subsidiary of […]


December 20, 2019

ITF welcomes back Turkish union Hava-Is

Hava-Is, the Turkish union representing a large number of workers in the civil aviation sector, has returned to the ITF family several years after disaffiliating. Following a visit by two representatives to ITF House in London, general secretary Stephen Cotton has written to the union’s president, Ali Kemal Tatlibal, enthusiastically welcoming back Hava-Is as an […]


Garuda Indonesia – “time to right the wrongs of law-breaking management”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomes the Indonesian government’s decision to sack the chief executive officer and board of Garuda Indonesia after the most recent allegations of serious corruption at the airline. However, the ITF sees these events as just another example of a law-breaking management – particularly Indonesian labour law – about which […]


December 12, 2019

Happy International Civil Aviation Day!

Happy International Civil Aviation Day from all the team at ITF! Today, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Chicago Convention, the document that has created Civil Aviation and ICAO, as we know it today.   To celebrate, ICAO has put together an album of photos from across the global aviation industry […]


December 8, 2019

Jetstar ground services: Protected industrial action (twu.com.au)

TWU members voted with a huge 94% to take protected industrial action. While Jetstar makes $3.9 billion in revenue, workers are forced onto part-time, insecure work leaving some struggling on as low as $429 a week. After several meetings, Jetstar has refused almost all of the basic claims put forward by workers, such as guaranteed […]


December 6, 2019