1,465 jobs saved through tripartite social dialogue at Air Italy

On 3 September 2020, after a 12-hour long meeting between trade unions, Air Italy management, the Lombardy and Sardinia Regions and the heads of the ministries of Labour, Economic Development and Transport, the parties agreed on a scheme that would save 1,465 jobs at Air Italy. Almost seven months after Air Italy went into liquidation […]


September 9, 2020

ITF urges Turkish Airlines management to return to negotiating table

On 28 July, on the eve of Eid al-Adha, the management of Turkish Airlines and the ITF-affiliated Turkish Civil Aviation Union (Hava-İş) engaged on measures to address the Covid-19 outbreak and its impacts. Hava-İş adopted a flexible and constructive approach during the negotiation process. This was aimed at creating a strong basis for building resilience […]


August 5, 2020

ETF Statement: Trade unions across Europe sound alarm over EasyJet’s approach to workers’ rights and aviation safety (etf-europe.org)

The European Transport Workers’ Federation condemns EasyJet’s despicable attacks on workers’ rights and questions carriers’ attitude towards safety. The ETF fully supports its affiliates in their fight against despicable actions by EasyJet. The company’s way of treating its workforce while handling the impact of the COVID-19 crisis represents a race to the bottom with a […]


July 28, 2020

ITF demands safe airports for workers and passengers

The COVID-19 pandemic has exaggerated, not created the issues airport workers are facing today, such as the fragmentation of the industry, subcontracting and outsourcing of labour to precarious workers. As a result of this crisis, many workers have lost their livelihoods with no recompense for being laid-off, regardless of how long they have served the […]


May 19, 2020

Successful union campaign stops furloughs at United Airlines – for now

The ITF-affiliated International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) campaign has managed to stop United Airlines’ scheme intending to force 15,000 full-time IAM members into part-time positions. The carrier, however, has left the door open to resuming its forced reduction to the part-time program. The IAM’s campaign against United Airlines’ unilateral decision captivated the […]


May 8, 2020

ITF and Omani union develop government relationship

The ITF Arab World regional secretary and an ITF-affiliated union have held a key meeting in Oman to build closer relationships with the government. Bilal Malkawi discussed cooperation across the different transport sectors with the minister of transport in Oman, Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi. He was joined by the general secretary of the General Federation […]


March 11, 2020

ITF and Qatari government continue talks with aim of safeguarding transport workers’ rights

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have begun a new round of talks with the Qatari government’s Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the rights of transport workers in Qatar. They are the latest stage of a process begun via initial discussions between the Ministry and the ITF in 2016. In the […]


October 20, 2017

ITF union alliance responds to Lufthansa Technik cost cutting

Trade unions representing workers at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have called for ‘true social dialogue’ to find solutions to their fears that the company’s comprehensive restructuring process threatens the future of thousands of workers and their families. The ITF Lufthansa Technik trade union alliance issued a strongly-worded statement (see full text below) on 18 August in […]


August 18, 2017