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ITF welcomes ILO meeting’s decision on migrant fishers

Saturday, 23 September 2017, 11:39 am | ITF

The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) has welcomed today’s adoption by the ILO (International Labour Organization) tripartite meeting on issues relating to migrant fishers of a fundamental resolution on those issues. The resolution aims ... More >>

NZ Coach Quietly Confident Ahead Of World Champs Build-up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:20 pm | ITF

There’s a conservative air of confidence for the New Zealand ITF Taekwon-Do team as they prepare for the World Championships later this year in Dublin, Ireland where the Kiwi competitors will again be one of the strong favourites for the team title. More >>

Apprenticeship boom is great news for everyone

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 8:18 pm | ITF

Apprenticeship boom is great news for everyone. The government's confirmation that there are now 43,000 apprentices in New Zealand is great news for everyone, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Malaviya Seven update

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 8:41 pm | ITF

Malaviya Seven update The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) yesterday arrested the ship Malaviya Seven on behalf of its crew. The move is the latest by the ITF in support of the crew of the vessel, which has been effectively abandoned ... More >>

ITF sounds new alarm over Panama Canal

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:12 pm | ITF

Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have raised fresh concerns about the safety of the new locks on the Panama Canal and a growing threat of privatisation of its members in the Panama Canal at a press conference ... More >>

ITF commends SIU of Canada over licence exposé

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 8:22 pm | ITF

The ITF has commended the Seafarers International Union of Canada for its work in revealing abuses of a permit licensing system that risked undermining the nation’s cabotage laws and shipping capability. More >>

Shipowners And Seafarers’ Unions Team up

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 12:51 pm | ITF

Shipowners And Seafarers’ Unions Team up to Launch New Guidance on the Elimination of Harassment And Bullying More >>

Year's first East Asia action week begins Monday

Saturday, 23 January 2016, 8:25 pm | ITF

ITF inspectors, along with dockers’ and seafarers’ union members, will check pay and working conditions on board vessels as part of the first East Asian maritime action week of 2016. The action week will be held from 25 to 29 January across ports ... More >>

Arab Trade Union Confederation backs Qatar rights reform

Monday, 16 November 2015, 11:42 am | ITF

The Arab Trade Union Confederation (ATUC) – which represents union federations across the Arab and Middle Eastern region – has backed the campaigns by global union organisations to achieve justice for workers in Qatar. More >>

Chevron fined millions for tax scheme

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 11:30 am | ITF

Chevron has lost a landmark appeal in the Federal Court today and will have to pay over $250 million in back taxes and an estimated $60 million in fines. More >>

ITF backs unions' resistance to Burkina Faso coup

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 8:27 am | ITF

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is condemning the coup by the presidential guard in Burkina Faso and backing trade unions who are launching an aviation strike tomorrow to protest against it. More >>

ITF reveals MLC experiences

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 8:46 am | ITF

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith will reveal the organisation’s experience of the Maritime Labour Convention’s second year in operation, in a speech at the International Shipping Conference tonight ... More >>

TISA leaks reveal threat to seafarers

Friday, 3 July 2015, 8:26 am | ITF

Discussion documents on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) published by Wikileaks reveal a continuing threat to seafarers’ wages and conditions should the agreement be adopted, the (International Transport Workers’ Federation) said today. The documents ... More >>

ITF welcomes Australian Senate inquiry into FOC shipping

Friday, 19 June 2015, 8:54 am | ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has welcomed the Australian Senate’s decision to launch an inquiry into flag of convenience shipping. More >>

Mediterranean lives will be lost without urgent EU action

Friday, 10 April 2015, 1:40 pm | ITF

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Mediterranean unless EU governments take urgent action, say shipowner groups and seafarer unions European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers' unions to urge EU Member States ... More >>

Latin American & Caribbean offshore taskforce group launched

Friday, 27 March 2015, 2:44 pm | ITF

Latin American & Caribbean offshore taskforce group launched to fight for offshore workers’ rights in the region More >>

Court Orders Wizz Air To Reinstate Dismissed Union Leader

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:05 pm | ITF

The European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) today welcomed the decision of Romania’s Ilfov court to order the reinstatement of an unfairly dismissed trade union leader. The court ... More >>

HIV/AIDS prevention trainig for Asia Pacific maritime cadets

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:09 pm | ITF

An ITF module on the prevention of HIV/AIDS has been included for the first time in maritime cadet training in the Asia Pacific region, as part of the federation’s global drive to build knowledge in all the major seafarer supply countries. More >>

ITF investigate labour rights abuses on Thai fishing vessels

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 10:10 am | ITF

An ITF delegation has boarded industrial fishing vessels landing their catch in Songkhla port, Southern Thailand this week, as part of an investigation into labour rights abuses. More >>

ITF condemns South Korea ferry sentences

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 12:55 pm | ITF

ITF seafarers’ section chair David Heindel today described the 36 year sentence handed down to Captain Lee Joon-Seok as “Excessive and unjust”. More >>

 

 

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