Give solidarity to Luton airport security staff

Around 120 security staff at Luton airport entered the second phase of strike action 7 May to 13 May, following 5 days of action over the Mayday bank holiday. The Unite union members voted by over a 90 percent majority for action. The workers are opposed to a new shift pattern that would mean working […]


May 10, 2019

ITF backs Argentine unions in general strike

ITF-affiliated transport unions in Argentina, including the National Federation of Truck Drivers (FNTC), have joined a national strike to protest the economic, social and anti-union policies of the Argentine government and the effect they are having on workers and the general population. ITF unions joined other unions from the Argentine Workers’ Central Union (CTA), the […]


April 30, 2019

Paraguayan unions lead the way for aviation workers’ rights

ITF civil aviation vice-president Edgardo Llano, civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodríguez and ITF Americas acting regional secretary Edgar Diaz visited Paraguayan unions to congratulate them on a recent victory. The unions have succesfully won the reinstatement of 30 workers at the country’s civil aviation authority, DINAC, who had been unfairly dismissed. “We will continue […]


April 25, 2019

A year on from its first crew strikes, Ryanair still has to clean up its act

One year on from the first cabin crew strikes at Ryanair, some progress has been made in the company’s industrial relations. However, the airline still needs to enact substantial changes to put its business on a sustainable footing. Easter weekend 2018 saw Ryanair cabin crew walk off the job for the first time in the […]


April 17, 2019

ITF stands in solidarity with Fijian air traffic controllers

Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has written to the president of Fiji expressing solidarity with air traffic controllers in their ongoing dispute with Fijian Airports Limited and demanding action to resolve the situation. Workers represented by the Fiji Public Service Association (FPSA), a national union affiliated to the ITF, […]


March 29, 2019

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