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 […]


November 10, 2020

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 […]


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

Airport safety & security at risk because of poor working conditions, report shows (twu.com.au)

Australian airport employees will this week join workers across the world to protest low wages and insecure work as a report shows poor working conditions are affecting safety and security in air transport. The report by the International Transport Workers’ Federation is being published as aviation executives gather for a global air transport summit in […]


May 31, 2016

Reminder: press conference Thursday, second day of aviation justice events

Airports United, a new international network of trade unions representing workers in the aviation and airport industries, will hold a launch press conference on Thursday 2 June to coincide with the IATA (International Air Transport Association) AGM in Dublin, Ireland. You are invited to attend. The press conference will take place at 11:30 on 2 […]


May 27, 2016

Press conference at IATA Dublin next week closes two days of airport justice events

Airports United, a new group, will hold a launch press conference next Thursday 2 June to coincide with the IATA (International Air Transport Association) AGM in Dublin, Ireland. You are invited to attend. The press conference will take place at 11:30 on 2 June in the Ailesbury Room of the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Rd, […]


May 25, 2016