Nigeria: South African Airways workers win union recognition

ITF affiliate, the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) of Nigeria has won union recognition in South African Airways. NUATE’s victory comes after an eight-year-long struggle with the company. The union has been trying to organise South African Airways workers in Nigeria since 2010. The airline management always found excuses to kick the process […]


July 31, 2018

Press lunch invitation: Ryanair crew summit

In two weeks, Ryanair cabin crew from across Europe and North Africa will come together in Dublin to voice their grievances and formulate a charter of demands. If these demands are not met, the company risks a summer of industrial action. You are invited to attend a press lunch on 4 July to hear from […]


June 25, 2018

ITF and ETF condemn Ryanair’s divisive tactics with Italian cabin crew

Ryanair’s decision to recognise only two Italian unions representing cabin crew has been rejected as divisive by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF). On Wednesday, 6 June, Ryanair announced that it had signed a recognition deal with two unions, ANPAC and ANPAV. This move effectively excludes three other Italian […]


June 8, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew to produce a charter of workers’ demands

Ryanair cabin crew will next month meet to produce a workers’ charter, outlining essential criteria that the company must meet in order to make good on its claim to respect workers’ rights. Under the banner of Cabin Crew United, workers from across Europe and North Africa will come together at a summit in Dublin on […]


Ryanair against right to strike

Ryanair workers organised by our ITF/ETF affiliated organisations are being called to replace striking workers in Portugal. The ITF/ETF fundamentally questions Ryanair’s attempt to replace striking workers. The deployment of workers to break a strike constitutes a serious attack on the freedom of association, a freedom that is protected under international law. Ryanair should instead, […]


March 30, 2018

JetBlue flight attendants have filed for a union election (forbes.com)

The Transport Workers Union filed signatures with the National Mediation Board on Wednesday, seeking a union representation election for JetBlue’s 5,000 flight attendants. “JetBlue flight attendants have come to the realization that the company does not have their best interests in mind,” said John Samuelsen, TWU international president. “They have come to the right place, […]


December 7, 2017

ITF reaffirms support for IAM Delta Campaigns (iamdelta.net)

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has reaffirmed its support for the organizing campaigns by the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers (IAM) at Delta Air Lines, the third largest carrier in the United States. Delta has recently ratcheted up its anti-union campaign, so the ITF’s support comes at a critical juncture in IAM’s […]


November 2, 2017

Push on to unionize WestJet flight attendants (ctvnews.ca)

A recent successful bid to unionize WestJet pilots has prompted a push to organize flight attendants at the airline. The airline, Canada’s second-largest, has long prided itself on its relationship with its employees, whom it refers to as co-owners. Among the benefits offered to WestJet staff are a company-matched share purchase plan. But in recent weeks, […]


June 7, 2017