Reinstatement of ATC workers is a major achievement for public safety

ITF affiliate Asociación Dominicana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (ADCA) has won a legal battle to reinstate workers who were unfairly dismissed for denouncing major safety failings in the air traffic control system in the Dominican Republic. “After seven years of legal proceedings, I’m delighted that justice has been served for the union, workers, and […]


January 15, 2021

ITF calls for the immediate release of 53 activists arrested in Hong Kong

The International Transport Workers’ Federation demands the immediate release of 53 activists arrested this morning in Hong Kong under the National Security Law for allegedly “subverting state power” by holding primaries for pro-democracy candidates in the postponed Hong Kong elections. Among those detained is Carol Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. […]


January 6, 2021

Aviation workers should be given priority for COVID-19 vaccines

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcome progress in the development of vaccines for COVID-19. As vaccines continue to be approved and distributed worldwide, aviation workers will play a key role in the integrity of their global supply chain. An effective global vaccine strategy will […]


December 22, 2020

Stop the Heathrow’s great British rip off and support striking Unite members

Heathrow Airport Ltd, the company that owns one of the world’s busiest airports is trying to rip off thousands of their workers with a devious plan to let them go and hire them back on lower wages. Heathrow’s plans will mean up to 25% wage cuts for these workers – a major blow to the […]


December 1, 2020

Unbreakable solidarity with HIV-positive transport workers on World AIDS Day 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY, STEPHEN COTTON | HIV/AIDS | CREW CHANGE CRISIS The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and our global union family of affiliates represent what are likely to number hundreds of thousands of the world’s 37.9 million people living with HIV or AIDS. These people are our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, […]


Historic Biden-Harris victory is a testament to the power of workers’: ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is hailing the historic election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the 46th President-elect and Vice President-elect of the United States as a win offering hope to millions of American workers. The ITF looks forward to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris working with unions and the […]


November 11, 2020

Securing jobs for a successful recovery in civil aviation

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other external shock encountered by the global aviation industry. Border restrictions and quarantine measures have devastated the aviation industry. Planes have been grounded. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost. Aircraft manufacturing is idle. A new deal is needed for the aviation industry that must focus on Relief, […]


November 10, 2020

Airlines and air transport workers call for urgent government assistance to prevent jobs catastrophe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry. Estimates from the Air Transport Action Group suggest some 4.8 million aviation workers’ jobs are at risk as a result of air travel demand […]