Colombia to introduce groundbreaking legislation to protect aviation workers

Colombia is in the process of introducing new legislation, in a significant move to safeguard the rights and well-being of workers in the aviation industry.  The proposed legislation, which was filed on 20 February in the House of Representatives and due to be considered in Parliament soon, will put an end to the escalating trend […]


February 23, 2024

ITF urges solidarity as BALPA members prepare for strike action at Bristow Helicopters

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is issuing a call for solidarity as members of the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) prepare for imminent strike action at Bristow Helicopters. Amidst a protracted dispute over fair pay settlement, ITF stands in support of BALPA’s efforts to secure just compensation for its members. BALPA, representing both pilots […]


February 22, 2024

Investment in aviation industry’s lower carbon future must be linked to worker-led transition

COP28, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – On International Civil Aviation Day, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is today calling on governments the world over to implement subsidies and incentive programmes to ramp up the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to ensure the industry meets its decarbonisation targets and enable it to focus on upskilling […]


December 7, 2023

International Aviation Organizations Condemn Workplace Harassment and Violence

Photo: Anna Giunta MONTREAL: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA), and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), are united in their condemnation of all forms of workplace harassment and violence. Workplace harassment happens in all sectors, all global regions, and in all industries. […]


July 26, 2023

Staff shortages continue to put peak travel season at risk

London – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today said that the failure by governments and industry to address the systemic issues that have made it an unattractive place to work are highly likely to disrupt the supply chain and cause flight delays, airport congestion and beleaguered service levels during the upcoming peak travel season.    On […]


July 10, 2023

ITF brings the voice of workers to Global Aviation Gender Summit 2023

Women representing global and European transport unions are attending this week’s ICAO Global Aviation Gender Summit 2023 in Madrid, Spain, to ensure the voices of women aviation workers from around the world are heard loud and clear and to press for changes that address the systemic challenges that have plagued the industry since its formation. […]


July 6, 2023

2023 Aircraft Cabin Air Conference Starts Next Week: Featuring Sara Nelson as a Keynote Speaker

The highly anticipated ‘2023 Aircraft Cabin Air Conference’ is set to begin next week, from June 27 to 29, 2023. This virtual conference will delve into various topics related to cabin air quality and safety. Notably, one of the keynote speakers at the event will be Sara Nelson of AFA-CWA, co-chair of the ITF Civil […]


June 20, 2023

International Aviation Federations ITF and IFALPA achieve major progress on workers’ rights at ILO

07 June 2023, LONDON, MONTREAL – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) have secured significant steps forward in the goal to advancing labour standards at a tripartite meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The conclusions of the April meeting, which recommend measures to progress labour […]


June 8, 2023