ITF civil aviation workers reaffirm the importance of international unity and solidarity for the recovery of the industry

Workers from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) gathered in Mexico City for their Regional Civil Aviation Conference, to discuss the post-pandemic recovery; health, safety, and hygiene; and digitalization and its impact on the future of work. Edgardo Llano, ITF civil aviation acting chair, said that regional and international unity is necessary to fight against […]


June 25, 2022

Air strike, Alitalia cancels 172 flights (italy24news.com)

The twenty-four hour strike on Friday 24 September is forcing Alitalia to cancel 172 flights in three days, of which 161 on the same Friday (62% of the total), but also eight Thursdays and another three Saturdays. what you can read on the airline’s website where you can see the complete list of connections that […]


September 24, 2021

Unions sign off on text for worker rights at Bangkok airport but management must live up to promises

Security workers must stay resolute and management must live up to its promises if basic rights are to be restored at Bangkok Airport said Erin van der Maas, ITF Airports Organising Programme Lead, speaking of recent progress at the Thai airport. This week, 100 union members voted unanimously to approve their collective bargaining agreement (CBA) […]


August 18, 2021

Support Qantas ground handling workers – demand their reinstatement now!

The TWU has secured an important victory against Qantas that has implications for aviation workers everywhere, and they are asking for our support in ensuring the company acts on it. Please sign this petition and circulate it widely! 2,000 directly hired ground handling workers found their jobs outsourced by Qantas, who said it was a […]


August 12, 2021

Thai airport security workers win back their basic working rights

Bangkok airport security workers have won back basic rights on working-hours after months of tough campaigning following their outsourcing in April 2020. AVSEC, the company involved, yesterday (10 August 2021) signed a memorandum of understanding with local unions stipulating that workers are entitled to a one-hour lunch break and do not have to work more […]


August 11, 2021

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant pay rises and better job security for air traffic workers across Argentina have been won by ITF affiliate Asociación Técnicos y Empleados de Protección y Seguridad a la Aeronavegación (ATEPSA). This is despite fierce […]


July 21, 2021

More than 100 airport workers reinstated in Tunisia as unions fight back

Airport workers have won back their jobs, thwarting attempts by TAV Airports in Tunisia to use Covid-19 as cover to break up union activities. Tunisian affiliate the Fédération Nationale des Transports (FNT) and ITF campaigned — and won — against the unfair and illegal dismissal of 109 workers at the end of May. TAV Tunisia […]


July 6, 2021

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

As International Pride Month 2021 draws to a close, the world’s voice for transport workers reiterates our call for LGBT+ workers and their allies to get involved in genuine movements for change, such as trade unions – rather than rely on tokenistic ‘rainbow capitalism’ – as the best way to build a fairer, more equal […]


June 30, 2021