Hungary: Stop denying air traffic workers their right to strike

The right to strike is a basic human right. No government has the right to take that away from us. And yet, that is what the Hungarian government, led by Victor Orban, is doing right now. The air traffic workers at the Hungarian Air Navigation Service Provider are illegally being denied their fundamental right to […]


August 9, 2021

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant pay rises and better job security for air traffic workers across Argentina have been won by ITF affiliate Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación (ATEPSA). This is despite fierce […]


July 21, 2021

More than 100 airport workers reinstated in Tunisia as unions fight back

Airport workers have won back their jobs, thwarting attempts by TAV Airports in Tunisia to use Covid-19 as cover to break up union activities. Tunisian affiliate the Fédération Nationale des Transports (FNT) and ITF campaigned — and won — against the unfair and illegal dismissal of 109 workers at the end of May. TAV Tunisia […]


July 6, 2021

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

As International Pride Month 2021 draws to a close, the world’s voice for transport workers reiterates our call for LGBT+ workers and their allies to get involved in genuine movements for change, such as trade unions – rather than rely on tokenistic ‘rainbow capitalism’ – as the best way to build a fairer, more equal […]


June 30, 2021

The Bailed-out Emirates escalate attack on jobs in Italy

After receiving government aid in Italy, Emirates’ local cargo division is now moving forward with put itself up for sale and implementing mass layoffs. Such a move by Emirates will severely hurt the airline’s cargo division’s employees and their families in Italy. All Italian aviation unions, including FILT CGIL, FIT CISL, UILTRASPORTI and UGL TRASPORTO […]


June 28, 2021

The world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement enshrines a labour clause

At a virtual summit on 2 June 2021, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) have concluded negotiations on a bloc-to-bloc bilateral air transport agreement entitled, “the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (AE CATA)” that will allow for unlimited flying between the two regions. According to the AE CATA, airlines […]


June 24, 2021

ITF and ETF express solidarity with Aéroports de Paris unions preparing for industrial action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its European arm, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) express their firm solidarity with French trade unions as they prepare to take industrial action at the Aéroports de Paris (Charles de Gaulle-Roissy and Orly airports) between 1 July and 5 July. The ITF and ETF also fully support […]


June 11, 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