US unions join forces to back IAM Delta campaign

Transport unions across the USA are joining forces to back the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in its campaign to organise Delta Air Lines. Following endorsements from ITF affiliates in North America, earlier this week the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) became the latest union to publicly support the campaign. President Joseph […]


May 24, 2019

Machinists union calls for US government to investigate Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines’ union-busting attempts have sparked a formal complaint to the US government by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The airline is accused of surveilling employees involved in union activities and targeted dismissals of union activists. In addition, marking the latest in a long series of anti-union incidents, Delta has […]


May 15, 2019

Airport activists organise in Toronto

Last week, worker-activists from airports across the globe came together to organise internationally, building on their shared experiences of organising their workplaces locally. Airport workers from Britain, Canada, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and the USA met in Toronto to build strength from each other’s successes and learn from each others’ strategies. The exchange formed part […]


May 10, 2019

ITF backs Argentine unions in general strike

ITF-affiliated transport unions in Argentina, including the National Federation of Truck Drivers (FNTC), have joined a national strike to protest the economic, social and anti-union policies of the Argentine government and the effect they are having on workers and the general population. ITF unions joined other unions from the Argentine Workers’ Central Union (CTA), the […]


April 30, 2019

Paraguayan unions lead the way for aviation workers’ rights

ITF civil aviation vice-president Edgardo Llano, civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodríguez and ITF Americas acting regional secretary Edgar Diaz visited Paraguayan unions to congratulate them on a recent victory. The unions have succesfully won the reinstatement of 30 workers at the country’s civil aviation authority, DINAC, who had been unfairly dismissed. “We will continue […]


April 25, 2019

A year on from its first crew strikes, Ryanair still has to clean up its act

One year on from the first cabin crew strikes at Ryanair, some progress has been made in the company’s industrial relations. However, the airline still needs to enact substantial changes to put its business on a sustainable footing. Easter weekend 2018 saw Ryanair cabin crew walk off the job for the first time in the […]


April 17, 2019

Irish crew force Stobart Air to the negotiating table

Cabin crew represented by Fórsa have secured recognition negotiations with Stobart Air under threat of industrial action. Until now, Stobart has refused to consider even recognising a union, let alone entering into full collective bargaining on cabin crew pay and working conditions. Tired of having their fundamental rights ignored, on Wednesday 84% of crew voted […]


April 12, 2019

ITF congratulates ver.di on its collective bargaining agreement with Ryanair

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton responds to ver.di’s announcement that it has concluded a collective bargaining agreement with the low-cost airline. I applaud our affiliate union ver.di on signing a collective bargaining agreement with Ryanair, covering all Germany-based cabin crew. This deal opens the way to fair labour standards in one of the airline’s largest […]


March 29, 2019