The ITF held its bi-annual civil aviation conference in Montreal Quebec from September 5, 2022 to September 9, 2022 labour activist from around the globe attended as delegates of the IAM had a strong showing. Transportation General Vice-President, Rich Johnsen, Transportation Chief-of-Staff, Edison Fraser, Chief-of-Staff to the International President, Monica Silbas and Canadian Air Transportation Coordinator, Keith Aiken were all in attendance.
“This conference was a great success. The ITF and their affiliates have been doing a great job navigating through the challenges the pandemic has put in front of all of us. The ITF has a clear vision for a path moving forward and will continue to lobby and advocate on behalf of all transportation workers worldwide,” said Keith Aiken.
Conference delegates heard and participated in presentations on de-regulation, recovery and expansion, health and safety, sustainability, digitization and the future of work and contemplated a path forward.
There were also breakout sessions dealing with the ITF’s involvement in Qatar, preventing violence against aviation workers (ILO C190), building airport-wide agreements and collaborating for a sustainable and resilient aviation industry.
Continued Aiken, “The IAM is honoured to be affiliated to the ITF as it is a strong voice for Transportation workers – and this conference show cased this.
The next ITF conference will be held in Morocco in 2024.
The ITF was founded in 1896 through the motives of international solidarity and belief in the maxim that ‘unity is strength’.
By Keith Aiken