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

Safe and strong aviation for all! (ITF video)

We say, “safe and strong aviation for all!” From the impact of liberalisation and deregulation to the growth of aviation flags of convenience (FOC), ITF and its aviation affiliates are tackling the challenges facing aviation and airline workers today. We are building stronger aviation unions and creating better working conditions for all. Learn more about […]


August 24, 2018

ITF welcomes Indonesian union alliance

The ITF has welcomed the new alliance of civil aviation trade unions in Indonesia. ITF affiliates IKAGI and Sekar Sejahtera ACS are part of the recently inaugurated Indonesian Airport Workers Alliance (PAGJABSI). ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez said: “The creation of an alliance of Indonesian Aviation Unions is a clear statement of […]


August 21, 2018

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