Record vote against deportations at Qantas AGM

A shareholder motion calling on Qantas to review its practice of carrying out deportations for the Australian government has achieved record support. Qantas is one of several Australian airlines which deports asylum seekers on behalf of the country’s immigration authorities. Unions and activist groups alike remain seriously concerned about these companies’ role in enforcing government […]


November 1, 2019

Women’s Advocate Programme expands

The ITF women’s department has joined with affiliates in Bogotá and Buenos Aires to plan the expansion of the ITF Women’s Advocate Programme to Colombia and Argentina It is part of an ongoing project funded by Union To Union – the Swedish trade union movement’s organisation for international development. The workshops looked at the root […]


October 28, 2019

Caribbean region plans strategy to build workers’ power

Union leaders from countries across the Caribbean have come together to develop a strategy for building  workers’ power in the region. Over 20 activists from nine countries met in Antigua. They agreed to focus on building power through working to organise transport workers in tourism, maritime infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry. The group […]


The Chilean people have spoken, now the government must listen

The ITF has called for the immediate end to the state of emergency in Chile, the opening of a genuine dialogue with the unions and civil society groups, and sent international solidarity to the Chilean people in their struggle against the repressive actions of the government. ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton said: “Firstly, we need […]


October 22, 2019

Solidarity with Canada’s transport workers in upcoming election

Statement from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton on the upcoming Canadian election. As the Executive Board of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) gathers in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for its general meeting, workers across the country are preparing to head to the polls on October 21 for a federal election. The ITF is the global […]


October 18, 2019

ITF Delhi: 25 years of building workers’ power

The ITF has marked 25 years of its presence in Delhi, India. During this time the office achieved significant milestones, including: the first ever ITF Congress to be held outside Europe and North America; the 1998 Congress in New Delhi registering new unions and enhanced capacity through sustained education programmes in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, […]


October 7, 2019

ITF launches global news app

The ITF has a launched a new app to deliver the latest news from the ITF directly to smartphones. The app includes: news alerts from the ITF personalised news feed: with My News you can select your sections or your regions and receive the news that matters most to you articles automatically download for offline […]


October 3, 2019

Are flight attendants significantly underpaid? The answer is yes (forbes.com)

By James Asquith Many of us see the headlines about cabin crew and pilots voting to take strike action and we are quick to think of our summer holidays being ruined. Ultimately, the most disruptive of the peak time strikes are usually averted, but they certainly get the airlines’ attention. So who is right? The […]


August 18, 2019