ITF, IndustriALL and TUAC urge action on export credit to revive global economy

Airline passenger demand fell 65 per cent in 2020 compared to the previous year and the demand for commercial aerospace products have also fallen dramatically. As a result, hundreds of thousands of workers in the sectors have been laid off. Export credit agency support is critical for restoring employment levels. The International Transport Workers’ Federation […]


March 4, 2021

Arresting trade unionists is a threat to workers’ rights everywhere, global unions call for the immediate release of Hong Kong activists

Global unions have extended their solidarity to the 47 activists from Hong Kong arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the new National Security Law on Sunday, 28 February 2021. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) today demanded that Hong Kong drop all charges against the […]


“Can you hear us? This is our final warning!” – Schiphol Airport workers strike for quality jobs

Cleaners, ground crew and security workers at Schiphol Airport are striking today to send a final warning to airport management to end the race to the bottom in their wages and conditions. Schiphol Airport management seems only to have one goal: reduce costs by increasing the competition among external contractors that provide ground handling, security […]


March 2, 2021

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

Global Unions Joint Statement Ten Global Unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to target the commercial interests of the Myanmar military junta. We urge trade unions and workers around the world to organise, unite and stand with the […]


February 9, 2021

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