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ITF condemns suspension of union members in Auckland

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 11:59 am | International Transport Workers Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) strongly condemns the 30-day suspension without pay of union members by the Spanish employer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) in Auckland, New Zealand. More >>

Maritime workers recover crews' wages in NZ week of action

Monday, 7 July 2014, 3:24 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

Tens of thousands of dollars of outstanding pay for seafarers is in the process of recovery after action last week by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in New Zealand ports. More >>

ITF calls for careful consideration over P3 network

Saturday, 21 December 2013, 8:44 am | International Transport Workers Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is making a call for careful consideration and consultation over a proposal to create the largest ever shipping alliance to operate on global trades. More >>

ETF Fisheries Chair to Back EJF Forced Labour Report

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 4:26 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

Juan Trujillo, president of the ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) fisheries section, will speak today in support of a report into abuses in the fishing industry and the need forreform and enforcement. More >>

DHL In the Firing Line Over Escalating Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 3:45 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

DHL In the Firing Line Over Escalating Rights Abuses – Questions Pile Up About Logistics Giant More >>

Hong Kong Port Strike Is Over

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 1:16 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

Workers fighting for improved pay and decent working conditions at the Port of Hong Kong have voted to call off their industrial action after accepting an improved wage offer and promises of further negotiations on working conditions – as well as an ... More >>

National Express Group’s US ‘Human Rights’ Record Under Fire

Monday, 6 May 2013, 9:13 am | International Transport Workers Federation

Further evidence has emerged that National Express Group is pushing human rights in its North American operations to the limit on the eve of its London AGM on 9 May More >>

ITF Statement on Venezuelan Elections

Friday, 19 April 2013, 3:17 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing around 700 unions with over 4.5 million members in some 150 countries, today called for the democratic electoral processes in Venezuela to be respected. More >>

World dockers back London Gateway Solution

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 10:38 am | International Transport Workers Federation

World dockers’ union representatives meeting in London today unanimously backed the involvement of Unite the Union at the London Gateway terminal. More >>

ITF on US Coast Guard's Deepwater Horizon Report

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 10:30 am | International Transport Workers Federation

The US Coast Guard's recent report on the Deepwater Horizon tragedy reinforces the International Transport Workers' Federation's long-held position that so-called flag-of-convenience or runaway-flag vessels often facilitate and even encourage unsafe business practices. More >>

ITF alerts Khamenei to fears for jailed Iranian unionists

Thursday, 12 May 2011, 9:47 am | International Transport Workers Federation

ITF general secretary David Cockroft wrote today to Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei to alert him to the deteriorating health of Mansour Osanloo and Reza Shahabi, and to once again urge immediate treatment and release for the two unjustly imprisoned trade ... More >>

Palestine border crossing project

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 11:48 am | International Transport Workers Federation

Palestine border crossing project opens tomorrow A groundbreaking initiative to improve the lives of Palestinian drivers held up at the Irtah crossing between Palestine and Israel will be officially opened tomorrow, Thursday 24 March. The event will ... More >>

Seafarers' Trust announces £1.47m of grants

Thursday, 24 March 2011, 11:16 am | International Transport Workers Federation

The Seafarers’ Trust, the charity arm of the ITF, has announced the award of £1.47 million to seven different projects dealing with the welfare of seafarers, and one regional welfare development programme in South East Asia. A decision on the possible ... More >>

Japan earthquake: ITF comment

Tuesday, 15 March 2011, 10:15 am | International Transport Workers Federation

ITF general secretary David Cockroft wrote to Japanese trade unions when the quake and tsunamis struck, offering help and condolences. Today he stated: “Time and the superb Japanese rescue effort, aided by international teams, have revealed that ... More >>

Beluga Fascination waste row: 'Halt and reconsider' says ITF

Friday, 3 December 2010, 10:04 am | International Transport Workers Federation

The ITF commented today on the possible shipment of a cargo of hexachlorobenzine from Australia to Denmark and fears by organisations - including the Danish dockers who would have to unload it - about the ship to be used and the wisdom of sending ... More >>

Statement in memory of Gregorio Oca

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 1:26 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

Speaking in memory of Captain Gregorio Oca, Chairman of Amosup (Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines), who died yesterday, aged 83, ITF General Secretary David Cockroft said: More >>

Unions target `flag of convenience` ships during Action Week

Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 1:24 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

Seafarers and dockers workers unions in India and Sri Lanka launched a week long industrial action (22-26 November), against `Flags of Convenience’ (FOC) shipping. ITF Inspectors and union activists at all major ports in India launched investigation ... More >>

ITF backs defence of vital Tube jobs

Wednesday, 8 September 2010, 12:36 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

The ITF is supporting today’s industrial action by the RMT and TSSA in defence of up to 800 potentially safety critical jobs on the London Underground network. More >>

One Week To Go To ITF World Congress In Mexico

Sunday, 1 August 2010, 3:21 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

The world congress of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) begins next week in Mexico City. Running from 5 to 12 August, the congress – the 42nd in the ITF’s 114 year history – will be its largest ever. More >>

ITF’s Cockroft To Speak At INTERTANKO Anniversary

Sunday, 9 May 2010, 12:34 pm | International Transport Workers Federation

ITF General Secretary David Cockroft will talk about the human factor in shipping and praise improved communication between the ITF and INTERTANKO when he appears as a guest at the tanker owners’ association’s 40th anniversary meeting in London ... More >>

 

 

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