Delta flight attendants and fleet workers could vote soon on union, Machinists say (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed A resolute union is continuing to try to organize flight attendants and fleet service workers at seemingly impregnable Delta. Today [15 August 2018] the International Association of Machinists scheduled an all-day demonstration at Delta’s employee parking lot at the Atlanta airport. Wednesday’s demonstration was to include marches, speeches and handbill distribution as […]


August 16, 2018

Nigeria: South African Airways workers win union recognition

ITF affiliate, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) of Nigeria has won union recognition in South African Airways. NUATE’s victory comes after an eight-year-long struggle with the company. The union has been trying to organise South African Airways workers in Nigeria since 2010. The airline management always found excuses to kick the process […]


July 31, 2018

The new EASA basic regulation is an important step in the right direction

The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing over 350,000 workers across the whole aviation industry in Europe, welcomes yesterdays’ European Parliament Plenary vote on the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Basic Regulation as an important step in the right direction. Some of ETF’s long-standing claims – such as the inclusion of ground handling into […]


June 14, 2018

ITF raises concerns on privatisation of Air India

The ITF has written to India’s prime minister Shri Narendra Modi to urge him to intervene in the plans to privatise Air India without adequately consulting the workforce and their unions. Over the last few months, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the primary political party within the India government, has been accelerating an airline privatisation […]


May 18, 2018

Dr Claude Thibeault: Mitigating the risk – aviation and communicable disease outbreaks (airlines.iata.org)

IATA’s Medical Advisor discusses aviation’s role in communicable disease outbreaks and lessons learned from recent cases. (…) Fundamentally, the industry needs to understand its role in managing a health emergency before a crisis hits. During the outbreak of Zika, for example, ICAO formed and chaired an Aviation Medical Forum, where IATA, ACI (Airport Council International), […]


May 15, 2018

ITF expresses solidarity with Air India unions protesting divestment (business-standard.com)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed its solidarity with Air India unions opposing disinvestment of the airline, saying any change in the status of the state-run carrier should be negotiated with the workers and the unions. The federation, representing 740,000 aviation workers across the globe and 19 million members in transport sector, in a […]


May 14, 2018

ITF opens liaison office at ICAO

Today, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has cemented its commitment to be a growing and substantial presence within the civil aviation transport sector. With more than 250 affiliated aviation unions in more than 135 countries worldwide, the ITF has an unrivalled reach and understanding of aviation workers’ issues on a global scale. The International […]


May 10, 2018

U.N. agency urges mandatory training to combat human trafficking on flights (euronews.com)

By Allison Lampert Airlines should offer mandatory training to prevent human trafficking, the United Nations’ aviation agency said in a new document that could further empower cabin crew on the front lines of global efforts to combat such trafficking. Civil aviation authorities should “require” carriers to teach staff to identify and respond to trafficking, the […]


May 9, 2018