Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) bureau for workers’ activities (ACTRAV). Maria Helena Andre talks about the ILO’s role during this crisis, the threat to the rights of […]


May 4, 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

New ILO publication: COVID-19 and civil aviation

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) recently issued a series of sectoral briefs assessing the impact of COVID-19 on several industries, including civil aviation. “COVID-19 and civil aviation” provide a preliminary assessment of the impact of the pandemic on global civil aviation as well as policy responses and measures taken by governments, employers and unions. Moreover, […]


April 15, 2020

The Esther Busser memorial prize

Do you know someone who has done outstanding work to promote social justice and decent work in the Global South? We are looking for nominations for the Esther Busser Memorial Prize. Details of how to enter are below. Esther Busser was a real friend of the ITF and working people in general. She died too […]


February 25, 2020

Avianca must cease its attack on Colombian pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) demands that the Colombian courts dismiss a claim filed by Avianca to have the country’s pilot union dissolved. The Asociación Colombiana de Aviadores Civiles (ACDAC) is facing legal repression at a time when Avianca itself is being investigated for allegedly wiretapping the union during a long-running industrial dispute. If […]


July 19, 2019

ITF, ADLSA and ILO agree to work towards safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has today formally agreed with Qatar’s Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Project Office in Qatar to work together to ensure decent work for transport workers in Qatar, through the Technical Cooperation Programme between Qatar and the ILO (TCP) The […]


October 8, 2018

ITF welcomes opening of ILO office in Doha

The ITF alongside the ITUC and BWI yesterday attended the historical opening of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) office in Doha. For the first time the workers in Qatar will be able to bring complaints through the ILO office and it will allow for the ITF to assist in the process and the follow up the […]


April 30, 2018

Fiji crisis: ITF & ITUC alert the ILO

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today written to the director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) calling on him to urgently intervene in the unfolding situation in Fiji. The general secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Council, Felix Anthony, was interrogated by police on consecutive days – […]


January 27, 2018