ITF calls on global airlines to refuse to assist in forced deportations

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) fights for the rights of airline workers globally, including ground staff, cabin crew and pilots. ITF has become increasingly concerned about the role of commercial airlines in forced deportations and the impact this has on front-line staff.


October 26, 2018

Airport workers to protest worldwide tomorrow for decent treatment

On Tuesday 2 October, 48 airports in 13 countries will see simultaneous demonstrations as workers demand fair pay and conditions and airport safety and security. Under the banner of Airport Workers United, workers are planning protests at airports which control 36% of global air travel and see nearly 4 million people pass through every day. […]


October 1, 2018

Dismissed JAL crewmembers appealed for an early settlement of the dispute at the shareholders meeting (a news story from Kohkuren, Japan)

On 22 June 2016, the members of strikers (dismissed crewmembers) of Japan Airlines (JAL) and their supporters gathered near the venue of the company’s general shareholders meeting to protest against a wrongful dismissal and appeal for an early settlement of the dispute. Protestors chanted the slogan of retraction of dismissal and passed out leaflets to […]


July 22, 2016

‘No voice’ protest during Qatar Airways sponsored festival

Visitors to a Bollywood film festival in Madrid over the weekend were met by a truck featuring a masked and gagged cabin crew member. The truck was driving around the perimeter of the Qatar Airways (QR) sponsored International Indian Film Academy Awards as part of a protest against the company. The action was the latest […]


June 28, 2016

ETF demands social dialogue in Aviapartner

On Tuesday 14 June 2016, members of the European Transport Workers’ Federation’s (ETF) Ground Staff Committee, including delegates from Belgian ETF affiliates ACV Transcom, BTB and CGSLB, gathered in front of Aviapartner’s headquarters in Zaventem to denounce the lack of social dialogue within the company and to urge the management to meet its legal obligations […]


June 14, 2016

Qatar Airways greeted with protest in Atlanta

The outstanding campaign to persuade Jennifer Lopez to reject Qatar Airways is gathering pace. Find out more and help challenge the airline’s climate of fear and control – watch the video here>> Please share it with your friends, family, and fellow trade union members. On Tuesday, Sara Nelson, the International President of the Association of […]


May 18, 2016

A short video of the #DenyNAI protest rally from AFA-CWA

On 13 May 2016, over 1000 aviation workers, union leaders and members of the Congress gathered to call on the Obama Administration to “Deny NAI” at a rally outside the White House. The rally was in response to the Department of Transportation’s recent ill-advised decision to tentatively grant Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a […]


May 17, 2016

Aviation workers picket White House over Norwegian Air (12news.com)

Norwegian Air International, a low-fare airline that recently won its first step toward approval for flights to the U.S., drew protests Thursday from rival workers who contend the bargain jets would skirt labor and safety laws. Hundreds of aviation workers chanting “Deny NAI” picketed in front of the White House on Thursday. Unions for pilots, […]


May 13, 2016