Brave decisions will define the future of aviation

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the Covid-19 pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will define the future of the industry and the lives of millions of passengers, aviation workers and our communities. Today, the ITF is making ten demands to both government and […]


April 3, 2020

ITF Aviation demands action to address the impact of COVID-19

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will define the future of the industry and the lives of millions of passengers and aviation workers. The aviation industry directly employs an estimated 10.2 million people worldwide. The […]


Covid-19: ITF global demands for governments and employers

Covid-19 is issuing the world an unprecedented collective challenge. Across the world – workers, employers and governments – must work together to minimise the damage done. Transport workers are the lifeblood of a global economy linking supply chains and keeping the world moving, and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19. Today, more […]


March 23, 2020

Breakthrough for aviation workers in India

The Aviation Industry Employees Guild (AIEG), a union for all aviation workers in India, has started welcoming outsourced ground staff as members, after years of hard work. Around 400 ground-handling workers attended a ‘mega workers meeting’ at Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport, Mumbai, to mark the new branch in AIEG for workers from Air India Air […]


March 10, 2020

South African aviation workers take action at Airlink

Hundreds of workers have taken action against a culture of attacking the rights of working people at Airlink. The aviation company is guilty of rampant unfair dismissals, is refusing to amend the current collective agreement and wants to exclude ground and ramp staff from the agreement, according to the South African Transport and Allied Workers’ […]


March 1, 2020

Win for aviation workers in Paraguay

Working people at LATAM Airlines in Paraguay are celebrating after overturning years of poor behaviour by the company. Five years ago, LATAM cut the working conditions of cabin crew, mechanics, dispatchers and pilots. However, these cuts have now been overturned by the courts. Two unions brought the legal case of behalf of 55 workers affected […]


February 27, 2020

Agreements in principle (twu-iam.org)

After more than four years of bargaining, the TWU-IAM Association is proud to announce we have reached Agreements in Principle with American Airlines for five new joint collective bargaining agreements (JCBAs) worth $4.2 billion, covering more than 30,000 Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service, Maintenance Control, MLS/Stores and Maintenance Training Specialist members. The Association negotiating committees […]


February 1, 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub. We call on all governments and transport companies to implement all measures available to them to limit the risk of transmission of the deadly coronavirus to […]


January 30, 2020