ITF calls for action after attempted murder of female union activist

The ITF has demanded immediate action to protect trade unionists in Libya after the attempted murder of a prominent activist. Nermin Al-Sharif, leader of the ITF-affiliated Dockers’ and Seafarers’ Union of Libya, was driving a car near Benghazi that crashed after it was followed by two other cars and shot at. She is now out […]

November 20, 2015

Three Russian pilots have been freed from jail

In January 2014, at the request of the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) and the pilots union at Aeroflot, the LabourStart launched an online campaign demanding the release of jailed union leaders Alexei Shlyapnokov, Valeriy Pimoshenko and Sergei Knyshov, and the ITF Civil Aviation Section supported this campaign. As part of this campaign over […]

September 15, 2015

Qatar Airways Cup: global union spotlights aviation workers’ plight

The International Transport Workers’ Federation – a global union body representing millions of transport workers worldwide – is joining the Scottish Football Supporters Association and PlayFairQatar in calling on Scotland fans to support migrant workers who are building Qatar’s 2022 World Cup in advance of Scotland’s friendly with the Gulf state on June 5th. The […]

June 4, 2015

The mistreatment of Qatar Airways Flight Attendants (Radiolabour)

Flight attendants working for Qatar Airways are subject to overly strict rules by a draconian employer. A RadioLabour report with Gabriel Mocho Rodríguez, the Civil Aviation and Tourism Services Secretary for the International Transport Workers Federation – the ITF. To listen to the interview, go here >>

March 10, 2014

Failure to launch: Qatar Airways discriminates against female employees (

After months of scathing reports from labor rights officials, Qatar Airways on Friday said controversy over its female cabin crew policy was “not true.” The airline was blastedlast September for forcing its female workers to seek permission from the company when they decide to get married. In a reportreleased then by the International Transport Workers’ […]

International Women’s Day – 8 March 2014

Remember to join us in calling for Worker’s Rights at Qatar Airways! You can send an e-protest here >> You can also multiply the action with social media and Thunderclap.   If we reach our desired number of supporters on the 8 March, Thunderclap will blasts a specially timed one-off Facebook Post or Tweet from all supporters creating a […]

March 7, 2014

Russia:Union leaders arrested at Aeroflot (

While the trade union ShPLS, representing pilots of thee biggest Russian airline AEROFLOT, is in the midst of bitter fighting for a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), three of its leaders were arrested on 18 and 20 October 2013 as a result of a provocation. Alexei Shlyapnokov, Valeriy Pimoshenko and Sergei Knyshov now can be sentenced […]

January 23, 2014

Tunisia: stop the attacks on workers

Transport workers and their union representatives are being attacked, interrogated, and suspended by police, militia, government, employers and the media in Tunisia. They have had enough and have called a one-day strike on 12 December 2013 in response to the continuing erosion of workers’ rights. Why? Workers in the sector, belonging to transport federations FNT-UGTT, […]

December 10, 2013