Our Indonesian sisters and brothers need your urgent support

“Stop Widodo’s Omnibus Bill and protect Indonesian workers and their families!” Trade unions in Indonesia, including our civil aviation affiliate Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI), are deeply concerned that a new draft law on “job creation” will be rushed through the parliament, and will severely undermine workers’ rights. According to the information we have […]


August 24, 2020

Some aviations companies latch onto the Covid-19 crisis to escalate their attack on the labour force

Since the beginning of theCovid-19 crisis, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been working flat out with its affiliates, employers, governments and relevant international institutions to protect the rights of its affiliates and transport workers globally. The ITF and its aviation affiliates have identified several strategic responses to the crisis, including: • immediate action […]


August 20, 2020

The ITF stands in solidarity with the workers and people of Beirut

It is with shock and despair that we have received the news of the explosion at the Port of Beirut that has devastated the city, killed at least 100 people, injured thousands and rendered hundreds of thousands more homeless. We at the ITF send our deepest condolences and solidarity to the people of Lebanon. We […]


August 6, 2020

ITF organises solidarity calls for the Strike for Black Lives

Racial justice is union business, and the ITF stands committed to the struggle. On Monday 20 July the ITF will actively engage in the Strike for Black Lives, organised by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Following the appalling murder of George Floyd by police at the end of May, the Strike for Black Lives […]


July 17, 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) bureau for workers’ activities (ACTRAV). Maria Helena Andre talks about the ILO’s role during this crisis, the threat to the rights of […]


May 4, 2020

#MayDay2020: The system is broken, together we will build a new normal

International Workers’ Day message from ITF president Paddy Crumlin and ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton This year for the first time, we can’t march on the streets for International Workers’ Day, but that will never stop us demonstrating our strength and solidarity. This crisis, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, has shown the world what we […]


May 1, 2020

#IWMD20: ITF demands urgent protections for transport workers

ITF Management Committee statement on protecting workers during and after the Covid-19 pandemic The battle against Covid-19 will not be won without transport workers, they are the lifeblood of the global economy and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19. It is the train drivers, seafarers, cabin crew, taxi drivers, cleaners, ticket sellers, […]


April 28, 2020

Recognition of COVID-19 as an occupational disease

On the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day 2020[1], the global trade union movement calls upon governments and occupational health and safety bodies around the world to recognise SARS-CoV-2 as an occupational hazard, and COVID-19 as an occupational disease. With a third of the population around the world currently living under various forms of lockdown […]