#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

Garneau calls out airline Qatar Airways CEO for saying women can’t do his job (Financial Post)

  OTTAWA — Canada’s transport minister is calling out the newly installed chairman of a global airline association [IATA] for saying that his job as head of Qatar Airways would be too difficult for a woman to perform. Read the full article here>>


June 11, 2018

Dr Claude Thibeault: Mitigating the risk – aviation and communicable disease outbreaks (airlines.iata.org)

IATA’s Medical Advisor discusses aviation’s role in communicable disease outbreaks and lessons learned from recent cases. (…) Fundamentally, the industry needs to understand its role in managing a health emergency before a crisis hits. During the outbreak of Zika, for example, ICAO formed and chaired an Aviation Medical Forum, where IATA, ACI (Airport Council International), […]


May 15, 2018

ITF calls for the cancellation of the ban on carrying electronic devices out of eight countries

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) calls on the US and the UK governments to cancel their decisions of putting restrictions on carrying electronic devices out of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. The ITF considers such decisions as discriminatory actions against passengers and airlines from certain countries without clear reasons […]


April 18, 2017

Airport workers’ group launches with world protests

Airport workers around the world came together last week in a new organisation, Airports United, which kicked off its struggle for economic justice, safety and security with actions in 33 airports. It then took its message – that while airlines are getting richer their workers are being paid less, worked more, and having their job […]


June 6, 2016