Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabath Baker

Transportation union International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has warned that the industry is on course for a prolonged period of recurring crises, and has coordinated a framework designed to stop “travel chaos” becoming a permanent feature.

The framework, titled New Deal for Aviation, will be described to the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Assembly later this month (September 2022). The union has reported that it will urge the immediate creation of national aviation bodies to address an industry that has become environmentally, economically and socially unsustainable.

Endorsed by more than 250 affiliated unions, representing over one million aviation workers, the proposed aviation bodies are expected to bring together governments, employers, unions and the public to create country-specific national aviation plans.

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