New aviation gloom is a result of neglecting poor countries in vaccine roll out

We should be looking ahead, this International Civil Aviation Day, to the challenges of economic recovery and climate change. Instead, we’re still gripped by the devastating impact that Covid-19 continues to have of aviation workers and the industry worldwide. Governments in some rich countries have put their own vaccine programmes ahead of tackling the pandemic […]


December 7, 2021

Major transport organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chain at greater risk

World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn international transport organisations and unions representing road, air and sea transport. Cross-border transport workers including seafarers, air crew and drivers must be able to continue to do their jobs, and cross borders […]


December 3, 2021

Let’s not forget: keeping HIV prevention in focus

Today on World Aids Day the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging stakeholders across the transport sector not to lose focus of HIV prevention during the Covid-19 pandemic and let slip the hard-won progress achieved thus far. The theme of World Aids Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS.”, with a special focus on […]


December 1, 2021

Domestic violence is a workplace issue and a men’s issue, unions tell employers

A new report calls on transport employers to do more to tackle domestic violence amongst its predominantly male staff with key recommendations for how to do this. The report details how workplaces are at greater risk of accidents, injuries and fatalities when men engage in domestic violence at work. The report was produced by the […]


November 25, 2021

Transport workers and their unions are showing up at COP: We demand climate action and decent work

The COP26 Summit is underway in Glasgow and trade unionists and activists are in the thick of the proceedings.  This week is our opportunity to drive home the message that climate justice cannot exist without labour justice. To amplify the needs of workers, transport workers and union leaders from all sectors are sharing their views […]


November 5, 2021

Wise heads must prevail in air traffic control changes ITF says

Credit: Beckett P Air traffic controllers and their unions should be actively involved in decision-making about the future of the air traffic services sector in this time of intense political and technological change, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. The call to use air traffic controllers’ experience and expertise more wisely comes on […]


October 20, 2021

UK, Germany, Switzerland, and EU prolonging supply chain misery by opposing vaccine waiver, global transport unions tell governments

Over 375 trade unions, representing over 12 million transport workers from 118 countries around the world submit letter to heads of governments Letter submitted on the first day of the WTO’s TRIPS Council meeting in Geneva Steve Cotton, ITF General Secretary, commented “these politicians seem hell bent on socio-economic self-harm to further line the pockets […]


October 14, 2021

Global Transport Chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers

IATA, ICS, IRU and ITF pen letter warning of global transport system ‘collapse’ Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply chain crisis.’ In an open letter published on the day of […]


September 30, 2021