Unite safeguards cabin crew jobs at Ryanair

Unite has signed an agreement with Ryanair to safeguard UK cabin crew jobs during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, Ryanair announced that it would cut 3,000 jobs across Europe as a result of the continued disruption to the aviation sector. Since then, unions have been in negotiations with the airline to mitigate the […]


July 8, 2020

ITF Young Aviation Workers’ Summer School

Join us for this year’s ITF Young Aviation Workers’ Summer School. At this unprecedented time for civil aviation, we need to ensure young voices are heard. Where: This year’s Summer School will be held as a series of online webinars due to travel restrictions. When:Europe/Africa/Americas/Arab World 21 July 2020: 14:00 – 16:00 (UK Time)23 July […]


July 6, 2020

ITF backs call for equality at Turkish Airlines

Aviation union Hava-Is is demanding that Turkish Airlines stops discriminating against certain groups of workers in its response to Covid-19. Earlier this year, as the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread westwards to Turkey, around 2,500 Turkish Airlines workers volunteered for unpaid leave to help the company maintain financial stability. Workers agreed to these exceptional arrangements […]


May 11, 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

#MayDay2020: The system is broken, together we will build a new normal

International Workers’ Day message from ITF president Paddy Crumlin and ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton This year for the first time, we can’t march on the streets for International Workers’ Day, but that will never stop us demonstrating our strength and solidarity. This crisis, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, has shown the world what we […]


May 1, 2020

Thank you transport workers for keeping the world moving

Message from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton Dear friends, I am proud to be the general secretary of an organisation that represents transport workers at this time of need. The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 has once again served to highlight just how reliant humanity and global supply chains are on transport workers keeping the […]


March 24, 2020

Indonesian cabin crew declare victory against union-busting

The union representing cabin crew in Garuda Indonesia has seen its check-off restored by the company, marking a significant win against the airline’s anti-union tactics. Last August, ITF affiliate Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI) was faced with a serious freedom of association violation when the airline unilaterally ended collection of union dues on behalf […]


March 4, 2020

South African aviation workers take action at Airlink

Hundreds of workers have taken action against a culture of attacking the rights of working people at Airlink. The aviation company is guilty of rampant unfair dismissals, is refusing to amend the current collective agreement and wants to exclude ground and ramp staff from the agreement, according to the South African Transport and Allied Workers’ […]


March 1, 2020