Ryanair chairman weakened but remains in post

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has been re-elected at the company’s annual general meeting, although his position at the company looks increasingly untenable. Today (20 September) Mr Bonderman faced his most contested election as chairman of Ryanair, with 29.5% of shareholders either voting against him or abstaining compared to 12.5% in 2017. Based on these results […]


September 20, 2018

ITF President calls for new Ryanair chairman at shareholder meeting

Ryanair must find a new chairman to take the company forward sustainably, President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Paddy Crumlin has told an international meeting of major global pension fund trustees. Addressing the annual conference of the Committee on Workers’ Capital (CWC) in San Francisco, Mr Crumlin has highlighted the need for fresh […]


September 11, 2018

ITUC, BWI and ITF welcome end of exit permits for 1.5 million migrant workers in Qatar (ituc-csi.org)

The ITUC, the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have welcomed the announcement by Qatar on 4 September of new legislation which means migrant workers covered by the Labour Code will not have to seek their employer’s permission to leave the country. Law No. 13 of 2018 amends […]


September 6, 2018

Ryanair chairman faces two-pronged bid to unseat him (bloomberg.com)

By Benjamin D Katz Ryanair Holdings Plc’s chairman of more than two decades, American billionaire David Bonderman, is facing increasing opposition to his re-election at the Irish discount carrier’s annual meeting this month. The ITF and ETF international labor groups and investor-advisory service Glass Lewis are separately lobbying against the reappointment of Bonderman, a long-time […]


September 5, 2018

ITF and ETF call for new Ryanair chairman

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are calling for shareholders to oppose the re-election of Ryanair chairman David Bonderman and overhaul the company’s corporate governance practices. Back in December the company finally announced that it would recognise trade unions for the first time. Progress since then has been erratic […]


September 4, 2018

Zero-hour contracts and no food or water: inside the savage machine of low-cost flights (playground.plus)

By Anna Freeman, Martí Renau and Anna Pacheco This summer, the rabid consumerism with which we buy and travel on low-cost airlines came to a head. Ryanair experienced the biggest pilot strikes in its history. Up to 67,000 passengers were affected by the cancellation of almost 400 flights. 15 days before, 600 flights were affected […]


September 3, 2018

Safe and strong aviation for all! (ITF video)

We say, “safe and strong aviation for all!” From the impact of liberalisation and deregulation to the growth of aviation flags of convenience (FOC), ITF and its aviation affiliates are tackling the challenges facing aviation and airline workers today. We are building stronger aviation unions and creating better working conditions for all. Learn more about […]


August 24, 2018

ITF and ETF continue to support striking Ryanair pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair pilots taking strike action tomorrow. Ryanair pilots in several European countries are taking industrial action tomorrow over the company’s continued failure to deliver improvements for the workforce. Their demands include contracts under national rather than Irish law, an end to false […]


August 10, 2018