US and Argentinian governments sign controversial aviation agreement

Following secret negotiations, the United States and Argentinian governments have signed an Open Skies agreement. Veiled as a ‘modernising’ of the 1985 transport agreement, the deal is detrimental to workers and comes as a complete surprise to Argentinian and US unions. Joseph Tiberi, chair of the civil aviation section of the ITF and chief of […]


June 27, 2019

US unions join forces to back IAM Delta campaign

Transport unions across the USA are joining forces to back the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in its campaign to organise Delta Air Lines. Following endorsements from ITF affiliates in North America, earlier this week the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) became the latest union to publicly support the campaign. President Joseph […]


May 24, 2019

ALPA Supports IAM Campaigns at Delta (iamdelta.net)

ALPA supports IAM campaigns at Delta and vows to collaborate with the IAM to strengthen the Labor Movement and protect aviation’s good middle-class jobs. ALPA rightfully recognizes the immense benefits of having a voice on the job. Sign your a-card today and demand a vote, so Delta workers can join ALPA members and have a […]


May 23, 2019

ITF backs Argentine unions in general strike

ITF-affiliated transport unions in Argentina, including the National Federation of Truck Drivers (FNTC), have joined a national strike to protest the economic, social and anti-union policies of the Argentine government and the effect they are having on workers and the general population. ITF unions joined other unions from the Argentine Workers’ Central Union (CTA), the […]


April 30, 2019

New victory for Ryanair workers as labour authority rules on Eindhoven base closure

The Dutch labour authority (UWV) has ruled that Ryanair cannot fire the workers affected by the closure of its base at Eindhoven Airport, marking a significant setback for the airline’s industrial relations model. In October Ryanair announced it planned to close its bases at Eindhoven and Bremen and downsize operations at Weeze, citing the impact […]


March 22, 2019

ITF calls for civil aviation authorities worldwide to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomes the recent grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, and is calling on all remaining civil aviation authorities to follow suit to ensure the safety of both passengers and workers. The recent tragedy in Ethiopia is the second incident in the past six months where a Boeing 737 […]


March 12, 2019

Aviation needs more women on the flight deck – And in all roles (forbes.com)

By Stephen Rice The Problem The aviation industry faces a worldwide shortage of qualified pilots. Numerous agencies cite the need to hire thousands of new pilots over the next two decades. In fact, some air carriers are already reducing or canceling flight schedules as a result of these pilot shortages. Given this need to hire […]


March 11, 2019

ITF affiliates aim for better jobs in the civil aviation sector

This week, ITF civil aviation affiliates from around the world met to coordinate their work for the coming years. Affiliates met for the first time since the ITF Congress in Singapore last October, under the chairmanship of Joseph Tiberi from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). The need for environmentally responsible transport […]


March 1, 2019