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

Ryanair profits fall by a fifth as it warns of more strikes (theguardian.com)

Airline grows rapidly in first quarter, with 7% rise in passenger numbers Ryanair has warned staff planning a summer of strikes that efforts to secure improved pay and working conditions could put their jobs at risk, as it reported a 20% decline in first-quarter profit. The no-frills airline continues to grow rapidly, reporting a 7% […]


July 24, 2018

ITF and ETF statement: support for IALPA’s lawful and legitimate strike at Ryanair

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) stand in solidarity with the strike action taken today by Irish pilots at Ryanair. Last week, the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), part of the ITF/ETF affiliate union Fórsa, announced twenty-four hours of strike action on Thursday, 12 July. This followed a […]


July 12, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew declare strike action in four countries: ITF statement

ITF statement on the decision by Ryanair cabin crew to declare strike action in Italy on 25 July and in Belgium, Portugal and Spain on 25 and 26 July. An ITF spokesperson said: “Ryanair cabin crew in four European countries have declared industrial action for 25 and 26 July in response to the company’s persistent […]


July 9, 2018

ITF raises concerns on privatisation of Air India

The ITF has written to India’s prime minister Shri Narendra Modi to urge him to intervene in the plans to privatise Air India without adequately consulting the workforce and their unions. Over the last few months, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the primary political party within the India government, has been accelerating an airline privatisation […]


May 18, 2018

Dr Claude Thibeault: Mitigating the risk – aviation and communicable disease outbreaks (airlines.iata.org)

IATA’s Medical Advisor discusses aviation’s role in communicable disease outbreaks and lessons learned from recent cases. (…) Fundamentally, the industry needs to understand its role in managing a health emergency before a crisis hits. During the outbreak of Zika, for example, ICAO formed and chaired an Aviation Medical Forum, where IATA, ACI (Airport Council International), […]


May 15, 2018

ITF expresses solidarity with Air India unions protesting divestment (business-standard.com)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed its solidarity with Air India unions opposing disinvestment of the airline, saying any change in the status of the state-run carrier should be negotiated with the workers and the unions. The federation, representing 740,000 aviation workers across the globe and 19 million members in transport sector, in a […]


May 14, 2018

ITF opens liaison office at ICAO

Today, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has cemented its commitment to be a growing and substantial presence within the civil aviation transport sector. With more than 250 affiliated aviation unions in more than 135 countries worldwide, the ITF has an unrivalled reach and understanding of aviation workers’ issues on a global scale. The International […]


May 10, 2018