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ITF president weighs in on fisheries dispute

Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:24 am | International Transport Workers' Federation

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) president Paddy Crumlin has met with key stakeholders in Auckland, New Zealand, about the ongoing campaign to secure NZD30 million in unpaid wages for fishers in the region. More >>

Maritime unions gather to strengthen South Pacific unionism

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 12:44 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

Maritime Unions have met in Auckland, New Zealand, to work towards a Regional Maritime Federation to build union strength throughout the South Pacific. The meeting brought together the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), the Maritime Union of New Zealand ... More >>

ITF president weighs in on fisheries dispute

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 10:38 am | International Transport Workers' Federation

ITF president weighs in on multi-million dollar fisheries dispute as New Zealand Parliament delays action More >>

Bob Crow 1961 – 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:13 am | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is mourning the shockingly early death of our comrade Bob Crow, general secretary of the ITF-affiliated RMT, and ITF executive board member from 2002 onwards. More >>

ITF president calls for UK govt to rethink Cuban Five ban

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 12:10 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today called on the UK government to rethink its refusal of a visa to René González, who was expected to attend an international inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five ... More >>

Global unions welcome Finnish food chain report

Saturday, 15 February 2014, 8:37 am | International Transport Workers' Federation

Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today welcomed the release of research by Finnish group Finnwatch into the human cost of that nation’s cheap ... More >>

ITF Seafarers’ Trust: GBP100,000 to help Filipino seafarers

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 1:28 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust – the charity arm of the International Transport Workers” Federation – today authorised two grants totalling GBP100,000 to aid Filipino seafarers and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. More >>

ITF launches guide to fighting violence against women

Saturday, 23 November 2013, 2:08 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is launching a guide on how to combat violence against women as part of its support for the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday, 25 November. More >>

ITF statement on Philippines disaster

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 9:20 am | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated unions are taking action to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Despite the devastation and the breakdown of many local government services and agencies, trade unions in ... More >>

Qatar Airways inclusion 'disgraces oneworld alliance'

Saturday, 26 October 2013, 12:45 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

Qatar Airways’ imminent membership of world aviation grouping the oneworld alliance – which includes global giants such as British Airways and American Airlines – was today branded “a disgrace” by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ ... More >>

Canada makes its third MLC detention

Saturday, 26 October 2013, 12:18 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Kouyou was detained yesterday in the port of Quebec, Canada, after maritime labour officials determined that crew were owed more than USD51,000 in backpay. More >>

ITF defends Honduran union leader after armed attack

Sunday, 22 September 2013, 11:06 am | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has acted to defend a Honduran dockers’ trade union leader after armed assailants tried to batter their way into his home and kill him. More >>

ITF Urges Action Over Container Weights

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 1:31 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF is calling on governments and industry bodies to back a proposed amendment that will tackle the dangers posed by unweighed or mis-declared shipping containers. The amendment – to the existing Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) – will ... More >>

ITF Statement On Egypt

Friday, 23 August 2013, 5:47 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is deeply shocked and appalled at the continuing violence and killings taking place during the current political unrest in Egypt, including attacks made on workers in their workplaces and the burnings ... More >>

ITF gives warm welcome to MLC 2006

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 2:34 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

As the Maritme Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) comes into the force the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has promised to dedicate all its resources to helping it make real changes to the lives of all seafarers. The ITF recognises the MLC as ... More >>

ITF condemns Philippines killings

Saturday, 3 August 2013, 3:18 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’Federation) has expressed its outrage to the Philippines government over the second murder of a transport trade union leader in less than threeweeks. More >>

Seafarers’ Trust Announces 100th WMU Scholarship Award

Friday, 2 August 2013, 3:00 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has announced that it is awarding its hundredth scholarship to study at the World Maritime University (WMU) to Rani Unnab Aziz Khan, an education officer at the Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA). More >>

ITF Alleges Law-breaking By Turkish Airlines and Government

Friday, 26 July 2013, 4:04 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated union Hava-Is today presented further evidence to the International Labour Organization (ILO) alleging unlawful behaviour by Turkish Airlines (THY) and the Turkish government. More >>

Port Unions Resolve to Organise Campaign Against DPW

Friday, 12 July 2013, 3:16 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) dockers’ union representatives meeting in Chicago, USA, resolved this week to organise a global campaign highlighting the need for global network terminal operator (GNT) DP World to engage with unions ... More >>

ITF Launches Resource Pack For Tackling HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:18 pm | International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) will release a new tool for unions fighting the negative effects of HIV/AIDS in the world’s ports today. The official launch will take place at the ITF dockers’ section conference in Chicago, ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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