LGBTI+ transport workers can benefit from new inclusivity resource

Transport workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) stand to benefit from a new resource Fighting for equality: Trade Unions and LGBTI rights, but onlyif their unions use it. Global Unions launched the set of practical guides recently, a coalition of the world’s union federations that represents hundreds of millions of […]


September 19, 2021

Unions sign off on text for worker rights at Bangkok airport but management must live up to promises

Security workers must stay resolute and management must live up to its promises if basic rights are to be restored at Bangkok Airport said Erin van der Maas, ITF Airports Organising Programme Lead, speaking of recent progress at the Thai airport. This week, 100 union members voted unanimously to approve their collective bargaining agreement (CBA) […]


August 18, 2021

Thai airport security workers win back their basic working rights

Bangkok airport security workers have won back basic rights on working-hours after months of tough campaigning following their outsourcing in April 2020. AVSEC, the company involved, yesterday (10 August 2021) signed a memorandum of understanding with local unions stipulating that workers are entitled to a one-hour lunch break and do not have to work more […]


August 11, 2021

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant pay rises and better job security for air traffic workers across Argentina have been won by ITF affiliate Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación (ATEPSA). This is despite fierce […]


July 21, 2021

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

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

As International Pride Month 2021 draws to a close, the world’s voice for transport workers reiterates our call for LGBT+ workers and their allies to get involved in genuine movements for change, such as trade unions – rather than rely on tokenistic ‘rainbow capitalism’ – as the best way to build a fairer, more equal […]


June 30, 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

Joint statement from IATA and ITF on International Cabin Crew Day

Today is International Cabin Crew Day. We salute all the world’s cabin crew for their dedication to helping people stay connected through air travel. We pay special tribute to those whose livelihoods have fallen victim to the pandemic. And the salute includes all who continue to keep people safe in-flight during the pandemic. Sadly, these […]


May 31, 2021