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 […]


Unite signs bumper pay deal with Ryanair (unitetheunion.org)

Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, has secured an inflation busting pay deal for Ryanair cabin crew. Senior cabin crew who are employed directly by Ryanair will see their pay rise dramatically, customer service supervisors (CSS) received a 9.5 per cent increase from September last year while junior CSS’ received an 11.01 per cent […]


February 7, 2020

ITF supports striking Jetstar workers

ITF and its affiliate unions stand in solidarity with workers striking at the Australian low-cost airline Jetstar. Workers organising with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) began industrial action last weekend, demanding fair pay and adequate rest time to ensure the safety of passengers. Jetstar is a subsidiary of […]


December 20, 2019

Ryanair crew get justice in the Netherlands

A Dutch court has ruled that Ryanair must compensate workers made redundant by the closure of its base at Eindhoven Airport last year. Last October Ryanair announced it would close its Eindhoven base, citing the impact of industrial action over the summer. ITF, ETF and our affiliates – including FNV, the union representing cabin crew […]


October 3, 2019

Thomas Cook workers also deserve protection and compensation

The 22,000 workers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook worldwide must receive equivalent fair treatment to the travel company’s customers, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. After a period of precarious finances Thomas Cook went into administration last week, leaving around 150,000 British tourists stranded around the world. In addition, 9,000 UK-based […]


October 1, 2019

Unions call foul play on Ryanair’s threatened job cuts

Union leaders say job cuts announced by Ryanair are mainly about intimidating its workforce and have little to do with operational justifications. Ryanair said this week that it would cut up to 900 jobs, blaming the late delivery of malfunctioning Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, rising fuel prices, lower fares and the prospect of a […]


August 3, 2019