Government of Mauritius must intervene with national airline over sacking of union leader

The Government of Mauritius must insist that its national airline reinstates Yogita Baboo, President of the Air Mauritius Cabin Crew Association (AMCCA), who was unfairly disciplined and fired, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has demanded.  The ITF has roundly condemned the airline for Baboo’s dismissal and is firmly backing the peaceful protest in the […]

August 2, 2023

Arresting trade unionists is a threat to workers’ rights everywhere, global unions call for the immediate release of Hong Kong activists

Global unions have extended their solidarity to the 47 activists from Hong Kong arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit subversion under the new National Security Law on Sunday, 28 February 2021. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) today demanded that Hong Kong drop all charges against the […]

March 4, 2021

Avianca must cease its attack on Colombian pilots

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) demands that the Colombian courts dismiss a claim filed by Avianca to have the country’s pilot union dissolved. The Asociación Colombiana de Aviadores Civiles (ACDAC) is facing legal repression at a time when Avianca itself is being investigated for allegedly wiretapping the union during a long-running industrial dispute. If […]

July 19, 2019

ETF/ITF supports the Flight Personnel Union, Denmark (FPU) and the cabin crew at Atlantic Airways

The dismissal of two union representatives fighting to improve working conditions for cabin crew employed at Atlantic Airways is unacceptable. FPU and their local branch at Atlantic Airways have struggled to obtain a collective agreement on behalf of both pilots and cabin crew at Atlantic Airways. FPU organizes the cabin crew in the company, and […]

June 25, 2019

Ryanair breaks promise to respect trade union rights in Poland

Ryanair has attempted to deny trade union rights for Polish cabin crew on the same day they launched their new union. CWR Cabin Crew Union was legally established earlier this week and affiliated to the Polish union federation NSZZ Solidarność. It represents all cabin crew across Ryanair’s five bases in the country and is the […]

September 14, 2018

EU-Qatar Deal must include aviation workers’ rights (ETF Press Release)

On the eve of the first negotiation round between the EU and Qatar on a horizontal air transport agreement taking place from 19 – 21 September 2016 in Doha, the ETF reiterates its demand that such type of agreements must contribute to a social progress for all aviation workers. Further liberalisation of air transport without […]

September 14, 2016

Qatar Airways protesters target FC Barcelona members meeting

A group of airline cabin crew gathered outside the FC Barcelona members’ meeting on Sunday to ask the football giant to reject further sponsorship by Qatar Airways (QR). In the protest, at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, the cabin crew were masked and gagged because QR staff are denied the right to […]

October 29, 2015

ITF urges unions to sign petition for sacked union aviation workers

The ITF is urging its civil aviation affiliates to sign a petition to win justice for 55 workers sacked by Bird World Wide Flight Services (BWFS) in New Delhi for forming a trade union or trade union activity. BWFS Karamchari Union (BWFSKU) was formed in August 2013 by employees of BWFS – one of the largest […]

October 22, 2015