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 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 civil aviation section backs Nigerian minimum wage demands

The ITF civil aviation section has written to affiliate unions in Nigeria expressing support for their role in demanding a higher minimum wage.


November 6, 2018

ITF and ETF stand in solidarity with striking Ryanair workers in Eindhoven

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair workers taking industrial action today [23 October 2018] at the airline’s Eindhoven base. Cabin crew are striking in response to the company’s plan to close its base at Eindhoven Airport, as announced in a company memo earlier this month. The memo […]


October 23, 2018

ITF and ETF condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct strike action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) condemn Ryanair’s attempts to obstruct workers’ right to strike. Cabin crew in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are taking simultaneous industrial action today, leading to the most widespread Ryanair strike yet. This has been provoked by the company’s persistent failure […]


September 28, 2018

ITF and ETF back the most widespread Ryanair strike yet

Ryanair cabin crew in six countries are taking industrial action tomorrow in the most widespread strike the airline has yet seen. Crew based in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are striking for 24 hours in response to the company’s continued failure to deliver a fair deal for its workers. While some negotiations […]


September 27, 2018

Air safety warnings around key african hub during strike (nytimes.com)

Air traffic officials in East Africa are warning of risky conditions for flights in the region around Ethiopia’s international airport after air traffic controllers there went on strike over pay. (…) A Kenya Air Traffic Controllers’ Association official, Peter Ang’awa, confirmed to The Associated Press that “issues of concern have been raised by professionals in […]


September 5, 2018

ITF and ETF continue to support striking Ryanair pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) support Ryanair pilots taking strike action tomorrow. Ryanair pilots in several European countries are taking industrial action tomorrow over the company’s continued failure to deliver improvements for the workforce. Their demands include contracts under national rather than Irish law, an end to false […]


August 10, 2018