ITF raises concerns on privatisation of Air India

The ITF has written to India’s prime minister Shri Narendra Modi to urge him to intervene in the plans to privatise Air India without adequately consulting the workforce and their unions. Over the last few months, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the primary political party within the India government, has been accelerating an airline privatisation […]

May 18, 2018

ITF expresses solidarity with Air India unions protesting divestment (

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has expressed its solidarity with Air India unions opposing disinvestment of the airline, saying any change in the status of the state-run carrier should be negotiated with the workers and the unions. The federation, representing 740,000 aviation workers across the globe and 19 million members in transport sector, in a […]

May 14, 2018

Air India unions launch a joint campaign against privatisation

Air India employees and their unions (comprising 10 Air India unions) recently launched a joint campaign against the proposed privatisation of the national carrier. As part of their joint campaign union activists have taken the following actions so far: Gate meetings and sectional meetings by joint forum 15 March to 15 April 2018. Representation and […]

May 3, 2018

Statement by NATCA President Paul Rinaldi about President’s Announcement of Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative (

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi stated: NATCA shares the Administration’s commitments to infrastructure modernization and providing the National Airspace System (NAS) with a stable, predictable funding stream. We look forward to reviewing the specifics of the air traffic control (ATC) reform legislation so we can evaluate whether it satisfies our Union’s […]

June 6, 2017

ITF and ETF say stop TISA

ITF and ETF are blasting the EU for exporting transport privatisation & deregulation As new secret documents are leaked, see the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the European Transport Workers’ Federation have joined other global union organisations in blasting the EU for pushing other governments to privatise and deregulate as part of negotiations for […]

October 17, 2016

Report reveals that renationalisation of Aerolíneas Argentinas worked so well

A recently issued report by the Oxford Economics entitled “The economic impact of Aerolíneas Argentinas” details the substantial contribution Aerolíneas makes to the Argentina, which is quantified in terms of its contribution to the GDP and employment. The current situation of the airline is in stark contrast with the situation when it was in private […]

December 7, 2015

MAS union opposes plan to sell MRO division (

The powerful Malaysia Airlines Employees Union (Maseu) strongly opposes the idea of selling off MAS Engineering, the airline’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division. Maseu executive secretary and founder Mohd Jabbarullah Abd Kadir said it is better for MAS to do a joint venture (JV) with an MRO company, such as Airod, instead of resorting […]

May 20, 2014