Reinstatement of ATC workers is a major achievement for public safety

ITF affiliate Asociación Dominicana de Controladores de Tránsito Aéreo (ADCA) has won a legal battle to reinstate workers who were unfairly dismissed for denouncing major safety failings in the air traffic control system in the Dominican Republic. “After seven years of legal proceedings, I’m delighted that justice has been served for the union, workers, and […]


January 15, 2021

ITF calls for the immediate release of 53 activists arrested in Hong Kong

The International Transport Workers’ Federation demands the immediate release of 53 activists arrested this morning in Hong Kong under the National Security Law for allegedly “subverting state power” by holding primaries for pro-democracy candidates in the postponed Hong Kong elections. Among those detained is Carol Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. […]


January 6, 2021

Stop the Heathrow’s great British rip off and support striking Unite members

Heathrow Airport Ltd, the company that owns one of the world’s busiest airports is trying to rip off thousands of their workers with a devious plan to let them go and hire them back on lower wages. Heathrow’s plans will mean up to 25% wage cuts for these workers – a major blow to the […]


December 1, 2020

Operating Heathrow during strike action could risk safety warns Unite the Union (unitetheunion.org)

Unite, the UK’s principal aviation union, has warned that it has very serious concerns about the safe operation of Heathrow airport when the first targeted strike action, in the dispute over firing and rehiring the workforce and slashing their pay and conditions, begins tomorrow (Tuesday 1 December). The strike action will involve firefighters, engineers, campus […]


November 30, 2020

International Transport Workers’ Federation Civil Aviation Forum a great success! (www.iamaw.ca)

By Keith Aiken, IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) held their annual Civil Aviation week November 9 – 13, 2020 that focused on strategy for Relief, Recovery and Reform for an industry that has devastated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s Civil Aviation week was different, as it was held […]


November 27, 2020

Legal victory for the Dominican Republic air traffic controllers after seven years’ struggle

ITF affiliated Dominican Air Traffic Controllers Association (ADCA) celebrates a bittersweet legal victory for it, 28 members, after waging a seven-years long struggle for reinstatement. Back in 2013, ADCA alerted the authorities about a long list of their concerns about the shortcomings of their country’s air traffic control system that were placing the safety of […]


November 20, 2020

ITF Executive Board statement to members

The ITF reaffirms the critical role transport workers continue to play in keeping the world moving through the Covid-19 pandemic, and our solidarity with our members who continue to do their unions, families and communities proud. At a time of unprecedented crisis, we stop to remember and honour those who have lost their lives in […]


November 5, 2020

Heathrow: Don’t cut our pay! – A video by the ITF-affiliated Unite union

Last month Heathrow Airports Ltd (HAL) issued a section 188 notice beginning a process which could result in over 4,000 workers directly employed by the airport being fired and then rehired on vastly inferior contracts. The workers, including security officers, engineers and fire-fighters, face losing over £8,000 per annum and up to 24 per cent […]


October 9, 2020