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IFALPA and the ITF collaborated to address post-pandemic challenges in the aviation industry at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), highlighting the exclusion of aviation workers from crucial employment protections.

International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) worked with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to provide a unified aviation expert voice at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2023. [PDF file – ITF & IFALPA’s joint release]

Issues discussed revolved around the aviation industry in the post-pandemic era. It was concluded that aviation workers have been excluded from employment protections, particularly regarding health and safety. It was noted that the aviation industry is defined by unpredictable hours, increasing fatigue, insufficient wages, weakened retirement and non-standard forms of employment. There was also recognition that there needed to be improvement in gender equality.

Participants resolved to rebuild aviation into an industry that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. The conclusions of the meeting will be formally adopted by the ILO later this year. [PDF file – April technical meeting notes]


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