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 […]


Covid-19: ITF global demands for governments and employers

Covid-19 is issuing the world an unprecedented collective challenge. Across the world – workers, employers and governments – must work together to minimise the damage done. Transport workers are the lifeblood of a global economy linking supply chains and keeping the world moving, and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19. Today, more […]


March 23, 2020

Unions condemn racism of Ryanair boss

ITF, ETF and its affiliates have strongly criticised Michael O’Leary for his offensive and inflammatory comments about Islamic passengers. In an interview last weekend with the UK Times newspaper, the Ryanair chief executive pinpointed single Muslim men as a particular security threat and called for additional checks on them at airports. His comments have drawn […]


March 2, 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub. We call on all governments and transport companies to implement all measures available to them to limit the risk of transmission of the deadly coronavirus to […]


January 30, 2020

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020

Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will also be available for interview at Davos 2020 – the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. We invite journalists to arrange interviews with Mr Cotton on key themes from Davos 2020, which intersect with the ITF’s work advocating for the world’s transport workers. WHO: […]


January 20, 2020

Solidarity with Papua New Guinean workers at Air Niugini

The ITF is calling on its affiliates to support workers at Air Niugini, who are locked in a dispute with the airline’s management over a range of issues including housing allowance for employees. ITF’s Papua New Guinean affiliate, the National Airline Employees Association (NAEA), represents workers in Air Niugini. The company has recently withdrawn employees’ […]


January 16, 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