Gulf Air reinstates 14 dismissed workers

National and international solidarity played an important role in encouraging Bahrain’s national air carrier Gulf Air to reinstate 14 aviation workers and union activists who were dismissed for exercising their routine union activities. The ITF wrote to the carrier’s Chairman and CEO, calling on the company to reinstate the workers who were dismissed without any […]


November 12, 2018

Union research shows support for Ryanair chairman even lower than reported

Shareholder support for Ryanair chairman David Bonderman at the company’s recent AGM was even lower than reported, new research by trade union groups shows. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have analysed the records of shareholder votes published since the Ryanair AGM last month. The research shows that even […]


October 29, 2018

ITF calls on global airlines to refuse to assist in forced deportations

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) fights for the rights of airline workers globally, including ground staff, cabin crew and pilots. ITF has become increasingly concerned about the role of commercial airlines in forced deportations and the impact this has on front-line staff.


October 26, 2018

ITF Civil Aviation Section 2018 Congress film

The slogan of the ITF Congress was “Transport Workers Building Power”. Between 14 and 20 October, aviation unions from across the world joined forces to form a collective voice. The ITF Civil Aviation Section Congress film gives a quick look at the work being done by the Section to build stronger aviation unions and create […]


October 24, 2018

The true cost of flying low cost (gulf-times.com)

By Alex Macheras Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines all over the globe, including Norwegian Air, and the Air Asia Group, has driven down […]


October 22, 2018

ITF, ADLSA and ILO agree to work towards safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has today formally agreed with Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project Office in Qatar to work together to ensure decent work for transport workers in Qatar, through the Technical Cooperation Programme between Qatar and the ILO (TCP) The […]


October 8, 2018

Airport workers to protest worldwide tomorrow for decent treatment

On Tuesday 2 October, 48 airports in 13 countries will see simultaneous demonstrations as workers demand fair pay and conditions and airport safety and security. Under the banner of Airport Workers United, workers are planning protests at airports which control 36% of global air travel and see nearly 4 million people pass through every day. […]


October 1, 2018

Ryanair chairman weakened but remains in post

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has been re-elected at the company’s annual general meeting, although his position at the company looks increasingly untenable. Today (20 September) Mr Bonderman faced his most contested election as chairman of Ryanair, with 29.5% of shareholders either voting against him or abstaining compared to 12.5% in 2017. Based on these results […]


September 20, 2018