Joint letter slams Bluebird Nordic’s bogus self-employment ploy

The ITF, ETF, IFALPA, ECA, NTA & FIA have sent a joint letter to Bluebird Nordic to condemn their actions against their contracted employees. Our Icelandic affiliate Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) has informed us about Bluebird Nordic planned restructuring of the airline. We regret seeing Bluebird Nordic management’s actions, laying off all their pilots […]


January 14, 2021

Aviation workers should be given priority for COVID-19 vaccines

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcome progress in the development of vaccines for COVID-19. As vaccines continue to be approved and distributed worldwide, aviation workers will play a key role in the integrity of their global supply chain. An effective global vaccine strategy will […]


December 22, 2020

Ver.di wins a breakthrough agreement for DHL pilots

ITF’s German affiliate Ver.di announced on 11 December the successful conclusion of the collective bargaining negotiations for European Air Transport (EAT) flight deck crew in DHL’s Leipzig operation. The new collective agreement (CBA) between EAT and Ver.di gives workers: more off duty time for the same amount of money more compensation for the periods that […]


December 14, 2020

International Transport Workers’ Federation Civil Aviation Forum a great success! (www.iamaw.ca)

By Keith Aiken, IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) held their annual Civil Aviation week November 9 – 13, 2020 that focused on strategy for Relief, Recovery and Reform for an industry that has devastated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s Civil Aviation week was different, as it was held […]


November 27, 2020

ITF Civil Aviation ensures new ICAO guidance puts aviation workers and seafarers first

The ITF have advocated for new guidance to governments from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prioritising aviation workers’ and passengers’ safety while pushing airlines to do more on the worsening crew change crisis affecting seafarers. Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, Section Secretary of ITF Civil Aviation outlined how the new guidance would improve the safety of […]


October 2, 2020

NUATE seeks modalities for applying intervention fund (thenationonlineng.net)

By Kelvin Osa-Okunbor The General Secretary, National Union of Aviation Employees (NUATE), Comrade Aba Ocheme, has canvassed modalities for the application of N500 billion announced by Federal Government for businesses impacted by COVID -19 pandemic. He said though the aviation sector was yet to get any tranche of the promised funds to assist airlines, ground […]


August 18, 2020

Only a new deal can save aviation

The aviation industry is being hit by a second wave, and we are already experiencing the aftershocks with thousands of job losses throughout the industry. The ITF is urgently calling for a new deal for aviation workers based on relief, recovery and reform. At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic we set out our 10 […]


August 12, 2020

Airline labor unions, with Republican backing, are poised for historic win of billions in additional payroll aid (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed Assuming that Congress can come to terms on another major economic stimulus bill, the airline industry, led by its labor unions, has apparently garnered sufficient backing to extend payroll support until March 31, 2021. That became evident Wednesday, when 16 Republican senators said in a letter that they backed providing $25 billion […]


August 8, 2020