Wizz Air workers dismissed for union organising – support the online campaign!

Wizz Air workers in Kyiv, Ukraine were dismissed after unionising. The workers shared their stories with the ITF and ETF in a series of video statements. The ITF and ETF are now urging the Ukrainian government to take the necessary action to ensure that Wizz Air does not get away with unlawful actions. We also […]


September 10, 2020

Wizz Air dismisses four trade unionists in latest union-busting endeavour

It is no secret that Wizz Air has strong anti-union tendencies. The CEO József Váradi likes to brag about it publicly, claiming that the company will leave any country where workers attempt to organise. Recent events in Wizz Air’s Kyiv base demonstrate what such anti-union attitude means in practice. In a workplace already fraught with […]


August 27, 2020

ETF Statement: Trade unions across Europe sound alarm over EasyJet’s approach to workers’ rights and aviation safety (etf-europe.org)

The European Transport Workers’ Federation condemns EasyJet’s despicable attacks on workers’ rights and questions carriers’ attitude towards safety. The ETF fully supports its affiliates in their fight against despicable actions by EasyJet. The company’s way of treating its workforce while handling the impact of the COVID-19 crisis represents a race to the bottom with a […]


July 28, 2020

South-East Asian workers fight back against aviation job losses

Despite the ongoing impact of Covid-19, aviation workers in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand are fighting back to defend their hard-won labour standards. On 13 July in Indonesia, workers at regional low-cost airline Lion Air joined a demonstration outside the company’s head office to protest against the loss of 2,600 ground crew jobs. These workers had […]


July 21, 2020

#LATAM why are workers shouldering the full weight of the #COVID-19 crisis?

The ITF and our affiliates that form the LATAM Group in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and Paraguay are exposing how the company is using the pandemic to attack workers’ jobs, pay and conditions. We are committed to the fight so that #NoWorkerIsLeftBehind! #NoAlaExtortionLATAM#WeAreITF LATAM secures new financing to help stave off bankruptcy (batimes.com.ar) […]


July 19, 2020

Unite safeguards cabin crew jobs at Ryanair

Unite has signed an agreement with Ryanair to safeguard UK cabin crew jobs during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, Ryanair announced that it would cut 3,000 jobs across Europe as a result of the continued disruption to the aviation sector. Since then, unions have been in negotiations with the airline to mitigate the […]


July 8, 2020

Brave decisions will define the future of aviation

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the Covid-19 pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will define the future of the industry and the lives of millions of passengers, aviation workers and our communities. Today, the ITF is making ten demands to both government and […]


April 3, 2020

ITF Aviation demands action to address the impact of COVID-19

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will define the future of the industry and the lives of millions of passengers and aviation workers. The aviation industry directly employs an estimated 10.2 million people worldwide. The […]