ITF Civil Aviation Section 2018 Congress film

The slogan of the ITF Congress was “Transport Workers Building Power”. Between 14 and 20 October, aviation unions from across the world joined forces to form a collective voice. The ITF Civil Aviation Section Congress film gives a quick look at the work being done by the Section to build stronger aviation unions and create […]


October 24, 2018

ITF and ETF stand in solidarity with striking Ryanair workers in Eindhoven

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair workers taking industrial action today [23 October 2018] at the airline’s Eindhoven base. Cabin crew are striking in response to the company’s plan to close its base at Eindhoven Airport, as announced in a company memo earlier this month. The memo […]


October 23, 2018

The true cost of flying low cost (gulf-times.com)

By Alex Macheras Over the last decade, low-cost airlines have dominated the air travel sector. Around the world, passengers have become accustomed to being able to fly 2,000 miles for as little as $20. The rapid rise of low-cost airlines all over the globe, including Norwegian Air, and the Air Asia Group, has driven down […]


October 22, 2018

ICAO Air Navigation Conference: Lobbying underway by aviation unions over remote towers

The ICAO Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/13), organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization is taking place from 9 October to 19 October 2018 in Montreal, Canada. The theme of the conference is “From Development to Implementation” and it will discuss issues and proposed solutions relating to flight safety and air navigation capacity and efficiency, and […]


October 9, 2018

ITF, ADLSA and ILO agree to work towards safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has today formally agreed with Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project Office in Qatar to work together to ensure decent work for transport workers in Qatar, through the Technical Cooperation Programme between Qatar and the ILO (TCP) The […]


October 8, 2018

British Airways union crowdfunds more than £65,000 in three days for sacked cabin crew in Hong Kong (independent.co.uk)

The GoFundMe campaign has exploded, with thousands of people pledging their support. By Helen Coffey A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for British Airways cabin crew in Hong Kong who have been made redundant has gained £67,787 in pledges. The GoFundMe campaign, set up by unions Bassa and Mixed Fleet Unite, has racked up the […]


October 3, 2018

Airport workers to protest worldwide tomorrow for decent treatment

On Tuesday 2 October, 48 airports in 13 countries will see simultaneous demonstrations as workers demand fair pay and conditions and airport safety and security. Under the banner of Airport Workers United, workers are planning protests at airports which control 36% of global air travel and see nearly 4 million people pass through every day. […]


October 1, 2018

ITF and ETF condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct strike action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct workers’ right to strike. Cabin crew in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are taking simultaneous industrial action today, leading to the most widespread Ryanair strike yet. This has been provoked by the company’s persistent failure […]


September 28, 2018