ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020

Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will also be available for interview at Davos 2020 – the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. We invite journalists to arrange interviews with Mr Cotton on key themes from Davos 2020, which intersect with the ITF’s work advocating for the world’s transport workers. WHO: […]

January 20, 2020

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

NATCA hosts aviation rally calling on Congress to end government shutdown

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association today [on 10 October 2013] hosted a rally calling on lawmakers to end the government shutdown immediately. Gathering on Capitol Hill, NATCA’s leaders, alongside representatives from across the aviation community, made clear that it is not business as usual for the aviation system during this government shutdown. “There are […]

October 11, 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 […]

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

Ryanair fined 8m euros by French court (

A French court has fined Ryanair more than 8m euros (£6.7m) after ruling that it had broken local labour laws. The court found Ryanair acted illegally when it employed more than 120 staff on Irish contracts at its former Marseille operating hub between 2007 and 2010. The low-cost airline said it would appeal against the […]

October 3, 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