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

36,000 feet in the air, flight attendants and passengers say ‘Me, Too’ (npr.org)

By David Schaper Teri, a flight attendant for 12 years, says she experienced a disturbing situation on a flight just last week. “I encountered a gentleman, maybe in his 20s, who was lying across a row of seats on a light flight, inappropriately touching himself, with children sitting around him.” Teri says “his pants were […]


July 10, 2018

ETF ATCEUC joint statement: “Our rights your safety”

The Air Traffic Controllers European Unions Coordination (ATCEUC) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) have launched today a campaign to oppose the European Commission will to shape and limit the Air Traffic Controllers(ATCOs)’ right to strike. Indeed, Commission encroaches the national sovereignty of Member States as the right to strike falls outside the scope […]


November 20, 2017

Too fat to fly? (dotemirates.com)

Employees from regional carriers including Qatar Airways have confided to Arab News that they have faced being grounded or have been “humiliated” by their employers for being overweight. A former Qatar Airways cabin member, who asked to be quoted by his first name “Martin,” said when he worked for the Doha-based airline he was sent […]


November 13, 2017

Air passengers react to alcohol crackdown: ‘Get as many in as you can’ (www.theguardian)

Josh Halliday and Gwyn Topham It’s 6pm and the Lion & Antelope is rammed. Every seat is taken, every table filled with booze, and every bartender serves a never-ending stream of punters eager for a teatime pint – or three. But this isn’t your everyday pub: this is Manchester airport’s Terminal 3 in August, the […]


August 25, 2017

The right numbers for safety (ICAO Journal)

NEW ICAO MANUAL ON MINIMUM CABIN CREW REQUIREMENTS By Martin Maurino Cabin crew members play a key role in passenger and operational safety. The number of cabin crew on board, and their performance, are significant factors in the successful evacuation of aircraft. ICAO’s new Manual on the Establishment of Minimum Cabin Crew Requirements (Doc 10072) provides guidance material […]


June 30, 2017

Low cost airlines like AirAsia mean a higher safety risk (thewest.com.au)

Geoffrey Thomas Comment: The latest incident involving AirAsia X in Australian skies is a severe blow to the AirAsia Group — the biggest low-cost airline conglomerate in Asia. Once again passengers will ask should we fly AirAsia to our favourite holiday destinations of Bali or Kuala Lumpur? Surveys show that while 60 per cent of […]


June 27, 2017

ITF calls for the cancellation of the ban on carrying electronic devices out of eight countries

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) calls on the US and the UK governments to cancel their decisions of putting restrictions on carrying electronic devices out of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunis, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Qatar. The ITF considers such decisions as discriminatory actions against passengers and airlines from certain countries without clear reasons […]


April 18, 2017