Green aviation: trade unions demand strong international commitment with social sustainability and a Just Transition

ITF, IndustriALL, ETF and IndustriALL Europe Joint Statement The transition to a more sustainable aviation sector will impact workers and trade unions are demanding concrete measures to ensure a just transition and a fair transformation of the sector which is inclusive and maintains and creates decent jobs. This week, international and European trade unions representing […]


June 21, 2022

ITF: Urgent industry response needed to curb aviation crisis

Following today’s announcement by Gatwick airport that it will reduce its summer capacity, transport workers unions have called on the aviation industry to take urgent measures to address worker shortages.  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) called on corporations across the aviation industry to take urgent measures to work more collaboratively with governments and unions […]


June 17, 2022

Schiphol prioritises workers in tackling crisis and other airports should do the same

Dutch union federations have struck a deal with Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, to boost pay in this frenetic post-Covid-19 summer, and improve conditions in the long term. The agreement is a piece of history because it extends beyond those who work directly for the airport, to include people employed by subcontractors. It ends a long battle […]


June 3, 2022

Better future for transport workers under Australian Labor

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has welcomed the election of a Federal Labor Government in Australia, describing it as an opportunity to lift standards for workers and improve workplace safety across the transport supply chain. ITF affiliates around the world have congratulated Australian unions for their part in defeating the outgoing conservative Morrison government.  “The […]


May 26, 2022

New super-sized aviation services company urged to commit to respect workers

The aviation services company taking over Menzies Aviation has been urged by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to progress an agenda of constructive engagement with aviation unions. A deal set to go through on 1 June will see the Kuwaiti firm, Agility Public Warehousing, take over Menzies Aviation and combine it with subsidiary National […]


May 24, 2022

‘Too many killed on the job’: ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work – taken from their friends, families and workmates too soon, often due to the unsafe practices that continue to see corners cut and workers sacrificed in far too many industries and workplaces.  In remembering […]


April 28, 2022

Argentine airport agreement sets a new model for worker and passenger health

In a first for Latin America, an accord to improve health and safety has been agreed between the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Argentina’s biggest airport operator. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the ITF and Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 was signed today in Buenos Aires, formalising the ‘Healthy Airports’ agreement that will progress worker […]


March 25, 2022

ILO and ICAO agreement flags importance of labour standards in global aviation industry recovery

A new agreement signed today by the global bodies representing the global civil aviation industry and labour recognises the importance of decent labour standards for aviation workers in the safety, resilience and recovery of the global aviation industry. The memorandum of understanding signed today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Labour […]


March 16, 2022