ILO and ICAO agreement flags importance of labour standards in global aviation industry recovery

A new agreement signed today by the global bodies representing the global civil aviation industry and labour recognises the importance of decent labour standards for aviation workers in the safety, resilience and recovery of the global aviation industry. The memorandum of understanding signed today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Labour […]


March 16, 2022

ITF secures a seat at the ICAO Ground Handling Task Force (GHTF)

The ITF has secured a seat at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Ground Handling Task Force (GHTF). This important milestone is another step forward in the ITF’s continuing effort to make sure the views of its civil aviation affiliates are listened to and taken into account at the highest levels within ICAO. ICAO established […]


February 9, 2022

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

The ITF secures a seat at the Air Traffic Management Operations Panel

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has secured a seat at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Air Traffic Management Operations Panel (ATMOPSP), where an ITF representative will be present from now on. This important milestone is another step forward in ITF’s continuing effort to make sure the views of its affiliates are listened to […]


April 22, 2021

ACI and ITF reiterate call to governments to prioritise vaccinations for airport workers

The global bodies representing the world’s airports and airport workers have renewed calls on governments to prioritise the vaccination of aviation workers in the wake of new guidance from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and their latest call with WHO. Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) recognise the unwavering support […]


March 31, 2021

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in their Covid-19 vaccination programmes. The ITF welcomes the joint statement from UN bodies last week supporting this position. Covid-19 and its impacts have been felt by none more acutely than transport workers and […]


March 29, 2021

ITF calls on governments for the swift adoption of new ICAO guidance

With passenger demand continuing its free-fall and prospects for an industry turnaround being hampered by government travel restrictions brought on by new COVID-19 variants, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling on governments to adopt updated guidance issued today by the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART). “There is a clear and urgent need […]


March 15, 2021