Securing jobs for a successful recovery in civil aviation

The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other external shock encountered by the global aviation industry. Border restrictions and quarantine measures have devastated the aviation industry. Planes have been grounded. Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost. Aircraft manufacturing is idle. A new deal is needed for the aviation industry that must focus on Relief, […]


November 10, 2020

Airlines and air transport workers call for urgent government assistance to prevent jobs catastrophe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) issued a joint statement calling for urgent government intervention to prevent an employment catastrophe in the aviation industry. Estimates from the Air Transport Action Group suggest some 4.8 million aviation workers’ jobs are at risk as a result of air travel demand […]


Catastrophic jobs crisis on horizon without government intervention

Joint IATA/ITF statement on financial support and testing to restart global aviation Seven months since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, aviation continues to be one of the worst hit business sectors from this crisis. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the industry will not recover to 2019 levels until […]


Governments, employers and unions must act together to save aviation (internationalairportreview.com)

Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)’s Civil Aviation Secretary, emphasises how the world needs governments and employers to step up to the challenge of protecting jobs, livelihoods and international transport. In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the aviation sector is fighting for its survival. Flight capacity has already fallen by over […]


June 2, 2020

#IWMD20: ITF demands urgent protections for transport workers

ITF Management Committee statement on protecting workers during and after the Covid-19 pandemic The battle against Covid-19 will not be won without transport workers, they are the lifeblood of the global economy and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19. It is the train drivers, seafarers, cabin crew, taxi drivers, cleaners, ticket sellers, […]


April 28, 2020

ITF and IATA: Support from governments essential to protect jobs and preserve aviation industry

(Geneva/London) – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for support from governments to the aviation industry, to protect jobs and ensure that air services can be maintained. The economic situation facing the aviation industry is severe. Air passenger demand is down 80%. Airlines are facing a liquidity […]


April 20, 2020

IATA and ITF joint statement on aviation support

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) together offer our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of those air transport workers that have lost their lives and to all affected by the virus and the measures taken to mitigate its impact. IATA and ITF call on governments […]


Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub. We call on all governments and transport companies to implement all measures available to them to limit the risk of transmission of the deadly coronavirus to […]


January 30, 2020