ITF affiliates aim for better jobs in the civil aviation sector

This week, ITF civil aviation affiliates from around the world met to coordinate their work for the coming years. Affiliates met for the first time since the ITF Congress in Singapore last October, under the chairmanship of Joseph Tiberi from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). The need for environmentally responsible transport […]

March 1, 2019

12,000 plus Delta Cabin Crew say YES! (IAM)

A voice is within reach for Delta Cabin Crew! On the 13 January the IAM delivered more than 12,000 election autorisation cards (‘a-cards’) – approximately 60 percent of more than 20,000 Delta Flight Attendants – to the National Mediation Board (NMB), a federal agency, demanding the NMB conduct a representation election on our behalf. The NMB […]

January 15, 2015

Married to the job (

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a grouping of trade unions representing 4.5m transport employees around the world, was never going to be Qatar’s biggest fan. Unions are banned in the ultra-rich Gulf state, where expatriates account for 94% of the total work force. Little wonder, then, that one disgruntled cabin-crew member at Qatar Airways […]

October 15, 2013

PASS speaks out against shutdown at aviation rally

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents aviation safety inspectors, systems specialists and other aviation professionals at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), rallied on Capitol Hill against the government shutdown on 10 October 2013. PASS National President Mike Perrone released the following statement: “Today [10 October 2013], PASS stands alongside the […]

October 11, 2013

Solidarity action from PALEA to support Turkish Airlines workers

PALEA union, ITF affiliate in Philippines yesterday joined the ITF call for solidarity action to support Turkish Airlines (THY) workers. As THY doesn’t fly to Manila, PALEA members established a solidarity picket in front of the Turkish Airlines Sales Office in Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The area is the main business district in Metro Manila. PALEA […]

October 7, 2013

Vote on Flight Time Limitations by EU Parliament next week

Pilots and cabin crew ask for rejection After a firm rejection in the EU Parliament Transport Committee, the flawed EU Commission proposal for Flight Time rules for pilots and cabin crew will be put to a vote at the next EP Plenary meeting. On 9 October mid-day, a vote by all Parliament Members in Strasbourg […]

October 4, 2013

Breakthrough for aviation safety: EU Parliament rejects flawed flight time rules

European pilots and cabin crew welcome today’s (30 September 2013) decision of the EU Parliament Transport Committee to reject the Commission proposal for new flight time rules in Europe. With a large majority of 21 to 13 votes, the EP Members voted for the rejection of the proposal which contains several significant safety loopholes. The vote […]

October 1, 2013

Joint ECA-ETF statement on Flight Time Limitations

Harmonisation of safety standards at EU level is an important aim in an industry that is by nature transnational. ETF and ECA are in favour of harmonized standards on FTL. But Europe’s citizens expect harmonization at the highest safety level, based on best practices and on scientific evidence. Not harmonization that forces countries to lower […]

September 30, 2013