ITF welcomes Romanian ruling against Wizz Air

The Romanian supreme court has ruled that Wizz Air discriminated against its workers on the basis of their trade union affiliation and activity. In 2014, shortly after informing Wizz that they had formed a trade union to represent the airline’s workers, 19 employees were dismissed from their positions. This punitive action violated both international norms […]


March 13, 2019

International call for release of Kenyan trade union leaders

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing 18 million workers in 147 countries, is calling for the immediate release of Moses Ndiema, secretary general of the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU), and other union leaders. The trade union leaders were detained as part of government efforts to suppress a strike by workers at Jomo Kenyatta […]


March 8, 2019

ITF to work more closely with federation representing air traffic services workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Federation of Aeronautical Information Management Associations (IFAIMA) to represent the interests of air traffic services workers around the world. On Monday 14 January, ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton and IFAIMA president Fernando Henriques Lopes signed the memorandum to bring the […]


January 18, 2019

ITF expresses solidarity with Argentinian pilots and congratulates the positive outcome

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has expressed its solidarity with Argentinian pilots and their unions – the Argentinian Association of Airline Pilots (APLA) and Unión de Aviadores de Líneas Aérea (UALA) – opposing the decision of the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) to allow foreign pilots to work at Argentine national airlines. The 48-hour […]


January 17, 2019

ITF supports air traffic controllers affected by US government shutdown

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stands in solidarity with air traffic controllers affected by the ongoing partial shutdown of the US federal government. Air traffic controllers are among the thousands of US workers impacted by the stand-off between the President and Congress, resulting from disagreements on public funding to build a wall between the […]


ITF backs airline workers action in Argentina

The general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has written to Argentine ministers demanding immediate action to resolve a dispute at the Aerolíneas Argentinas Group. In the letter to minister of transport Guillermo Dietrich and minister of production and labour Dante Sica, Stephen Cotton says: “I am writing to you as we have […]


November 27, 2018

Gulf Air reinstates 14 dismissed workers

National and international solidarity played an important role in encouraging Bahrain’s national air carrier Gulf Air to reinstate 14 aviation workers and union activists who were dismissed for exercising their routine union activities. The ITF wrote to the carrier’s Chairman and CEO, calling on the company to reinstate the workers who were dismissed without any […]


November 12, 2018

ITF Civil Aviation Section 2018 Congress film

The slogan of the ITF Congress was “Transport Workers Building Power”. Between 14 and 20 October, aviation unions from across the world joined forces to form a collective voice. The ITF Civil Aviation Section Congress film gives a quick look at the work being done by the Section to build stronger aviation unions and create […]


October 24, 2018