ITF and ETF statement: support for IALPA’s lawful and legitimate strike at Ryanair

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) stand in solidarity with the strike action taken today by Irish pilots at Ryanair. Last week, the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA), part of the ITF/ETF affiliate union Fórsa, announced twenty-four hours of strike action on Thursday, 12 July. This followed a […]

July 12, 2018

36,000 feet in the air, flight attendants and passengers say ‘Me, Too’ (

By David Schaper Teri, a flight attendant for 12 years, says she experienced a disturbing situation on a flight just last week. “I encountered a gentleman, maybe in his 20s, who was lying across a row of seats on a light flight, inappropriately touching himself, with children sitting around him.” Teri says “his pants were […]

July 10, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew declare strike action in four countries: ITF statement

ITF statement on the decision by Ryanair cabin crew to declare strike action in Italy on 25 July and in Belgium, Portugal and Spain on 25 and 26 July. An ITF spokesperson said: “Ryanair cabin crew in four European countries have declared industrial action for 25 and 26 July in response to the company’s persistent […]

July 9, 2018

Cabin Crew assert their demands

Photo: Nick Bradshaw (Irish Times) In the aftermath of the launch of the Ryanair Crew Charter on July 4th, the global media has stressed the difficult conditions Ryanair Cabin Crew and Ground Staff work under. At the Summit of Ryanair workers, they set forth 39 demands to Ryanair to help improve the working conditions under […]

July 6, 2018

Ryanair crew launch historic charter

Cabin crew issue ‘Ryanair Crew Charter’ with set of demands to the company. Yesterday (3 July) workers met at the offices of the Irish trade union Fórsa for the first ever Ryanair Crew Summit. Today, they have launched a Ryanair Crew Charter outlining the changes the company must make to bring it in line with […]

July 4, 2018

Flight attendant union thanks scientists for identifying job-related cancer risks (

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that found U.S. Flight Attendants have a higher prevalence of every cancer they studied, especially breast cancer, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer: “Flight Attendant health risks including radiation exposure, disruption to sleep […]

June 27, 2018

Press lunch invitation: Ryanair crew summit

In two weeks, Ryanair cabin crew from across Europe and North Africa will come together in Dublin to voice their grievances and formulate a charter of demands. If these demands are not met, the company risks a summer of industrial action. You are invited to attend a press lunch on 4 July to hear from […]

June 25, 2018

‘Keeping our cool under pressure’ – Air France Inter-Union Committee Letter to KLM Unions

  Recently, a number of our ITF affiliates as part of the Air France Inter-Union Committee sent a letter to their cousins in KLM in relation to the unions’ ongoing dispute with the airline. While the relationship between the two airlines has strained in recent months, solidarity amongst the unions and the ITF affiliates remains […]

June 22, 2018