Ensuring the mental wellbeing of cabin crew: “Cabin crew should not suffer in silence”

There is increasing evidence that cabin crew are now experiencing increased stressors and mental health deterioration from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic’s unpredictability, volatility, and patchy recovery have caused many crew to lose jobs, take reduced hours, and experience stress and anxiety over the ever-changing local and international restrictions. As well as an ever-changing work […]


January 20, 2022

Sunwing party flight shows need for stronger rules, flight attendants say (ohscanada.com)

By Christopher Reynolds MONTREAL — In the wake of a party on a Sunwing Airlines flight from Montreal to Cancun, Mexico, flight attendants are demanding stronger action from government and carriers to ensure health and safety on board amid the Omicron surge. Videos of the Dec. 30 charter flight shared on social media show unmasked […]


January 10, 2022

WHO and ILO form Action Group with global transport bodies to protect workers’ rights and ease supply chain congestion

World Health Organization and International Labour Organization agree to form an Action Group to ensure implementation of COVID-19 protocols for transport workers.  Crisis talks held as nations rush to unilaterally reinstate travel restrictions, following the emergence of the Omicron variant.  Plans are underway to institute a ‘Yellow Card’ style covid vaccine document for international transport […]


December 13, 2021

New aviation gloom is a result of neglecting poor countries in vaccine roll out

We should be looking ahead, this International Civil Aviation Day, to the challenges of economic recovery and climate change. Instead, we’re still gripped by the devastating impact that Covid-19 continues to have of aviation workers and the industry worldwide. Governments in some rich countries have put their own vaccine programmes ahead of tackling the pandemic […]


December 7, 2021

Major transport organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chain at greater risk

World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn international transport organisations and unions representing road, air and sea transport. Cross-border transport workers including seafarers, air crew and drivers must be able to continue to do their jobs, and cross borders […]


December 3, 2021

Let’s not forget: keeping HIV prevention in focus

Today on World Aids Day the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging stakeholders across the transport sector not to lose focus of HIV prevention during the Covid-19 pandemic and let slip the hard-won progress achieved thus far. The theme of World Aids Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS.”, with a special focus on […]


December 1, 2021

New variant shows that patent rules for Covid-19 vaccines endanger us all

The same governments that have blocked global vaccine access are now the first to lock down their borders to keep the new variant out. For us in transport, particularly in aviation, these border closures are a devastating blow to our jobs and our industries. Aviation’s fragile recovery is under threat with the announcement of a […]


November 26, 2021

Domestic violence is a workplace issue and a men’s issue, unions tell employers

A new report calls on transport employers to do more to tackle domestic violence amongst its predominantly male staff with key recommendations for how to do this. The report details how workplaces are at greater risk of accidents, injuries and fatalities when men engage in domestic violence at work. The report was produced by the […]


November 25, 2021