Union win! Kuwaiti union thanks ITF for support

A civil aviation union in Kuwait has postponed all forthcoming industrial action after winning concessions from the government. Members of the Civil Aviation Labor Union of Kuwait had planned to take action, including strike action, over a dispute with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). However, the DGCA agreed to enter negotiations with the […]


November 26, 2019

The Chilean people have spoken, now the government must listen

The ITF has called for the immediate end to the state of emergency in Chile, the opening of a genuine dialogue with the unions and civil society groups, and sent international solidarity to the Chilean people in their struggle against the repressive actions of the government. ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton said: “Firstly, we need […]


October 22, 2019

ITF launches global news app

The ITF has a launched a new app to deliver the latest news from the ITF directly to smartphones. The app includes: news alerts from the ITF personalised news feed: with My News you can select your sections or your regions and receive the news that matters most to you articles automatically download for offline […]


October 3, 2019

Korean Air cleaners declare victory in industrial dispute

Aircraft cleaners at Korean Air have ended a 53-day strike after winning key concessions from their outsourced employer, EK Manpower. The cleaners, represented by the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU), committed to an indefinite period of industrial action in July after negotiations broke down with EK Manpower. In response, the company sued […]


September 30, 2019

British Airways pilots strike for workers’ fair share of profits

Industrial action by British Airways pilots is a sign that workers must receive their fair share of aviation sector profits, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. Pilots took strike action yesterday and on Monday after a breakdown in pay negotiations between BA management and the ITF-affiliated British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA). The key […]


September 11, 2019

Unions take transatlantic action to end poverty wages and uncertainty at Lufthansa subsidiary

At a time of record airline profits, US, German and British unions are teaming up to campaign for better labour standards at the airline catering provider LSG Sky Chefs. Owned by Lufthansa, LSG supplies catering services to a range of major transport providers, most notably American Airlines in all three countries, which has made over […]


September 6, 2019

ITF sends message of solidarity to Hong Kong workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) supports aviation workers at the Cathay Pacific Group who are facing breaches of their fundamental rights. ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton has written to Carol Ng, current chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions and former cabin crew union leader, expressing the solidarity of transport workers around […]


August 30, 2019

ITF demands that Garuda Indonesia ends its union-busting campaign

The Garuda Indonesia airline must end its attack on legitimate trade unions and come to the negotiating table, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has said. Garuda has a long track-record of anti-union behaviour. Last week, in the latest such incident, the company unilaterally ended ‘check-off’ collection of union dues on behalf of its cabin […]


August 27, 2019