Wizz Air workers dismissed for union organising – support the online campaign!

Wizz Air workers in Kyiv, Ukraine were dismissed after unionising. The workers shared their stories with the ITF and ETF in a series of video statements. The ITF and ETF are now urging the Ukrainian government to take the necessary action to ensure that Wizz Air does not get away with unlawful actions. We also […]


September 10, 2020

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

Indonesian cabin crew declare victory against union-busting

The union representing cabin crew in Garuda Indonesia has seen its check-off restored by the company, marking a significant win against the airline’s anti-union tactics. Last August, ITF affiliate Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI) was faced with a serious freedom of association violation when the airline unilaterally ended collection of union dues on behalf […]


March 4, 2020

Unions condemn racism of Ryanair boss

ITF, ETF and its affiliates have strongly criticised Michael O’Leary for his offensive and inflammatory comments about Islamic passengers. In an interview last weekend with the UK Times newspaper, the Ryanair chief executive pinpointed single Muslim men as a particular security threat and called for additional checks on them at airports. His comments have drawn […]


March 2, 2020

Garuda Indonesia – “time to right the wrongs of law-breaking management”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomes the Indonesian government’s decision to sack the chief executive officer and board of Garuda Indonesia after the most recent allegations of serious corruption at the airline. However, the ITF sees these events as just another example of a law-breaking management – particularly Indonesian labour law – about which […]


December 12, 2019

Ryanair crew get justice in the Netherlands

A Dutch court has ruled that Ryanair must compensate workers made redundant by the closure of its base at Eindhoven Airport last year. Last October Ryanair announced it would close its Eindhoven base, citing the impact of industrial action over the summer. ITF, ETF and our affiliates – including FNV, the union representing cabin crew […]


October 3, 2019

Landmark High Court decision against Malaysia Airlines empowers union leaders (freemalaysiatoday.com)

The High Court here has ruled that it is unlawful for Malaysia Airline System Bhd (MAS) to dismiss a trade union leader for issuing a press statement to highlight the plight of workers and to call for the CEO’s resignation. Judge Nordin Hassan said it was also disproportionate for MAS to dismiss Ismail Nasaruddin, who […]


September 5, 2019

ITF demands that Garuda Indonesia ends its union-busting campaign

The Garuda Indonesia airline must end its attack on legitimate trade unions and come to the negotiating table, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. Garuda has a long track-record of anti-union behaviour. Last week, in the latest such incident, the company unilaterally ended ‘check-off’ collection of union dues on behalf of its cabin […]


August 27, 2019