Wizz Air dismisses four trade unionists in latest union-busting endeavour

It is no secret that Wizz Air has strong anti-union tendencies. The CEO József Váradi likes to brag about it publicly, claiming that the company will leave any country where workers attempt to organise. Recent events in Wizz Air’s Kyiv base demonstrate what such anti-union attitude means in practice. In a workplace already fraught with […]


August 27, 2020

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

NUATE seeks modalities for applying intervention fund (thenationonlineng.net)

By Kelvin Osa-Okunbor The General Secretary, National Union of Aviation Employees (NUATE), Comrade Aba Ocheme, has canvassed modalities for the application of N500 billion announced by Federal Government for businesses impacted by COVID -19 pandemic. He said though the aviation sector was yet to get any tranche of the promised funds to assist airlines, ground […]


August 18, 2020

Only a new deal can save aviation

The aviation industry is being hit by a second wave, and we are already experiencing the aftershocks with thousands of job losses throughout the industry. The ITF is urgently calling for a new deal for aviation workers based on relief, recovery and reform. At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic we set out our 10 […]


August 12, 2020

Airline labor unions, with Republican backing, are poised for historic win of billions in additional payroll aid (forbes.com)

By Ted Reed Assuming that Congress can come to terms on another major economic stimulus bill, the airline industry, led by its labor unions, has apparently garnered sufficient backing to extend payroll support until March 31, 2021. That became evident Wednesday, when 16 Republican senators said in a letter that they backed providing $25 billion […]


August 8, 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 urges Turkish Airlines management to return to negotiating table

On 28 July, on the eve of Eid al-Adha, the management of Turkish Airlines and the ITF-affiliated Turkish Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) engaged on measures to address the Covid-19 outbreak and its impacts. Hava-İş adopted a flexible and constructive approach during the negotiation process. This was aimed at creating a strong basis for building resilience […]


August 5, 2020