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

Patent waivers will save millions of lives, governments must act now

The world’s transport unions today have demanded that governments across the world support waiving intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to fight Covid-19. With devastating waves of the disease tearing their way through the heart of countries around the globe – most notably India – governments are being urged to support India […]


May 20, 2021

Norse Atlantic Airways and International Transport Workers’ Federation enter into recognition agreement

The new low-cost longhaul airline Norse Atlantic Airways and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have signed a recognition agreement with the goal of securing collective bargaining agreements with the airline’s future cabin crew and pilots in Europe and the US. Both parties commit to seeing an airline that is built on good labour relations […]


May 19, 2021

We are only safe when everyone is safe: aviation unions join call for TRIPS Waiver to fight Covid

ITF civil aviation unions today joined growing calls for governments to pass an emergency waiver to enable universal access to Covid-19 vaccines, treatments and equipment. With a devastating second wave tearing its way through the heart of numerous countries – including most notably India – governments are being urged to support the proposal put forward […]


May 6, 2021

It’s time to end oppression and respect workers’ civil liberties

May Day is when workers of the world stop and reflect. We’re seeing so many human rights abuses — workers being denied their right to free association, free speech being suppressed. It is the responsibility of us all to defend our fundamental human rights. The right to strike. The right protest. The right to freedom […]


May 1, 2021

Airlines recovery in the Arab world

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any other crisis encountered by our industry. Thousands of jobs were lost, and the future of aviation post – pandemic is still uncertain. As the world reopens, we must look at how jobs can be retained, workers’ health and safety protected and how union infrastructure can be strengthened to […]


April 6, 2021