‘Too many killed on the job’: ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work – taken from their friends, families and workmates too soon, often due to the unsafe practices that continue to see corners cut and workers sacrificed in far too many industries and workplaces.  In remembering […]


April 28, 2022

Argentine airport agreement sets a new model for worker and passenger health

In a first for Latin America, an accord to improve health and safety has been agreed between the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Argentina’s biggest airport operator. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the ITF and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 was signed today in Buenos Aires, formalising the ‘Healthy Airports’ agreement that will progress worker […]


March 25, 2022

ILO and ICAO agreement flags importance of labour standards in global aviation industry recovery

A new agreement signed today by the global bodies representing the global civil aviation industry and labour recognises the importance of decent labour standards for aviation workers in the safety, resilience and recovery of the global aviation industry. The memorandum of understanding signed today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Labour […]


March 16, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: ITF launches Sanitation Rights Toolkit

On International Women’s Day 2022, we are excited to announce the launch of our Sanitation Rights Toolkit. #IWD2022 The toolkit contains resources for transport workers to win sanitation rights including key information about health risks, checklists for negotiators, contact language and more. Sanitation rights are human rights, yet for far too long, transport workers have […]


March 8, 2022

ITF mourns the tragic loss of Thorsten Wehe, IFATSEA President

Thorsten Wehe, IFATSEA president and a great friend of the ITF, passed away on 14 February 2022. Here, below we publish the condolences letter sent by Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, ITF civil aviation secretary to Theodore Kiritsis, IFATSEA vice-president. It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the untimely death of Thorsten Wehe. Thorsten […]


February 17, 2022

ITF secures a seat at the ICAO Ground Handling Task Force (GHTF)

The ITF has secured a seat at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Ground Handling Task Force (GHTF). This important milestone is another step forward in the ITF’s continuing effort to make sure the views of its civil aviation affiliates are listened to and taken into account at the highest levels within ICAO. ICAO established […]


February 9, 2022

ITF Photography Prize opens today

We are delighted to announce today the launch of the ITF’s first-ever Photography Prize. The prize aims to showcase the triumphs, challenges and sheer hard work of millions of transport workers around the world, in all sectors, industries and supply chains. Whether you’re a train attendant, seafarer, bus driver, baggage handler or docker — we […]


January 26, 2022

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