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Pressure builds on IKEA

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) unions are taking action today to demand that IKEA takes responsibility for exploitation in its European road transport supply chain.

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Victory and tickets home for Malaviya crew

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce that the 12 strong crew of the Malaviya 20 – the ship abandoned in Great Yarmouth, UK in June last year – finally began…

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ITF condemns Ukrainian wage slash offer

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today condemned an offer by a small coalition of Ukrainian trade unions to slash minimum wages for the country’s seafarers.

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Arab World regional conference

The impact of the Arab Spring on trade union rights, and global support for the freedom of workers in Palestine are high on the agenda of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Arab…

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ITF calls for action over kidnapped crew

The ITF and its member unions ver.di, the SUR (Seafarers’ Union of Russia) and MTWTU (Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine) are calling for a fast but reasoned response to the kidnapping…

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ITF: Spanish port plans ‘beyond belief’

The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) today described plans by the Spanish government to gut the rules that govern Spanish ports as beyond belief and a danger to Spain's standing in…

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Trump travel ban: ITF comment

Commenting on President Trump’s travel ban ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin stated: “The 2016 national election in the US featured a heavy focus on…

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MLC abandonment provisions coming into force

The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow.

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Stranded crew case ‘a disgrace’

An ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) inspector has issued a last ditch call to a ship owner and its flag state to act to stop the suffering of a 17-strong crew abandoned in Algeria.

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ITF applauds Canadian maritime action day

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) leaders have spoken out in support of mass union actions later today in Canada to protect maritime workers’ jobs and skills.

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