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

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

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

Airlines recovery in the Arab world

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any other crisis encountered by our industry. Thousands of jobs were lost, and the future of aviation post – pandemic is still uncertain. As the world reopens, we must look at how jobs can be retained, workers’ health and safety protected and how union infrastructure can be strengthened to […]


April 6, 2021

ACI and ITF reiterate call to governments to prioritise vaccinations for airport workers

The global bodies representing the world’s airports and airport workers have renewed calls on governments to prioritise the vaccination of aviation workers in the wake of new guidance from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and their latest call with WHO. Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) recognise the unwavering support […]


March 31, 2021

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in their Covid-19 vaccination programmes. The ITF welcomes the joint statement from UN bodies last week supporting this position. Covid-19 and its impacts have been felt by none more acutely than transport workers and […]


March 29, 2021

Bangkok’s airport workers still waiting on rights

Ten days since Thailand’s Labour Minister promised to address labour abuse of workers at Bangkok airport, little progress has been made. Hundreds of security staff had protested contractual changes that had stripped them of basic rights, such as access to toilets, lunch breaks and first aid rooms. Those changes included forced resignations and arbitrary dismissals, […]


March 24, 2021