ITF Civil Aviation Secretary discusses just transition for aviation at “Etats de l’Air 2023”

The “Etats de l’Air 2023” event in Paris, which commenced with an opening address by Damien Caze, French Civil Aviation Director General, set the stage for an enlightening panel discussion on “Just and Equitable Transition”, on 12 October 2023. The International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) was a prominent participant, addressing pivotal issues regarding the aviation […]


October 17, 2023

ITF Launches #ConTodoRespeto Volemos sin Violencia Campaign to Promote Violence-Free Aviation

On October 3, 2023, in Mexico City, a significant milestone was reached in the quest for violence-free skies and workplaces within the aviation industry. The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) introduced its latest campaign, #ConTodoRespeto Volemos sin Violencia (Let’s Fly Without Violence), in a high-profile event led by the ITF’s Mexican affiliate, the Trade Union […]


October 6, 2023

Aviation union advance new deal for aviation workers at the ILO

Aviation unions have secured major steps forward in advancing labour standards for the global aviation industry at a tripartite meeting at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting took place from 24-28 April 2023, bringing together government officials of ILO member countries, employers and workers’ representatives. The goal was to discuss opportunities and challenges […]


May 3, 2023

Breakthrough on loss and damage, attempts to sideline labour standards

The global climate summit, COP27, concluded today with a breakthrough on the Global South’s decades-long call for a fund to pay for climate-related loss and damage. Delivering the closing statement for trade unions, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomed this step, as well as the recognition of social protection and social dialogue. However, it […]


November 20, 2022

Aviation unions welcome global agreement on net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

International and European trade unions welcome a new global agreement for net-zero carbon aviation emissions by 2050, but call for stronger commitments at country level, including on social criteria. No worker or region should be left behind, we need a Just Transition for all! After weeks of negotiations, 184 countries agreed to a net-zero goal […]


October 14, 2022

“Crisis and chaos in the aviation industry”: Gabriel Mocho interviewed on RadioLabour

Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, secretary of the ITF’s civil aviation section, was interviewed on RadioLabour’s  “World Report” program on 7 October 2022. RadioLabour is a well-known source of international news about trade unions, which provides daily (Monday to Friday) news reports.  RadioLabour’s questions allowed Gabriel Mocho to discuss the ongoing chaos and crisis in the global civil […]


October 12, 2022

ITF civil aviation workers reaffirm the importance of international unity and solidarity for the recovery of the industry

Workers from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) gathered in Mexico City for their Regional Civil Aviation Conference, to discuss the post-pandemic recovery; health, safety, and hygiene; and digitalization and its impact on the future of work. Edgardo Llano, ITF civil aviation acting chair, said that regional and international unity is necessary to fight against […]


June 25, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: ITF launches Sanitation Rights Toolkit

On International Women’s Day 2022, we are excited to announce the launch of our Sanitation Rights Toolkit. #IWD2022 The toolkit contains resources for transport workers to win sanitation rights including key information about health risks, checklists for negotiators, contact language and more. Sanitation rights are human rights, yet for far too long, transport workers have […]


March 8, 2022