British Airways pilots strike for workers’ fair share of profits

Industrial action by British Airways pilots is a sign that workers must receive their fair share of aviation sector profits, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. Pilots took strike action yesterday and on Monday after a breakdown in pay negotiations between BA management and the ITF-affiliated British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA). The key […]


September 11, 2019

ITF continues to build relationship with global pilots’ federation

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton hailed the alliance between pilot and other transport unions in a speech before the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA). Addressing a meeting of IFALPA’s professional and government affairs committee hosted in ITF House in London, Mr Cotton highlighted the organisations’ shared priorities including membership growth, innovative campaigning […]


September 10, 2019

Unions call foul play on Ryanair’s threatened job cuts

Union leaders say job cuts announced by Ryanair are mainly about intimidating its workforce and have little to do with operational justifications. Ryanair said this week that it would cut up to 900 jobs, blaming the late delivery of malfunctioning Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, rising fuel prices, lower fares and the prospect of a […]


August 3, 2019

Avianca must cease its attack on Colombian pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) demands that the Colombian courts dismiss a claim filed by Avianca to have the country’s pilot union dissolved. The Asociación Colombiana de Aviadores Civiles (ACDAC) is facing legal repression at a time when Avianca itself is being investigated for allegedly wiretapping the union during a long-running industrial dispute. If […]


July 19, 2019

ITF affiliates promote aviation safety in US Congress

Yesterday [17 July 2019], ITF affiliates in North America travelled to Capitol Hill to testify before the US Congress on the critical issue of aviation safety. John Samuelsen of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Lori Bassani of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and Mike Perrone of Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) all spoke […]


July 18, 2019

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