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Thomson Majesty lifeboat accident, ITF comment

Commenting on the loss of five lives during a lifeboat practice launch on the Thomson Majesty, Bjorn-Erik Kristoffersen, the ITF's representative on the lifeboat working group of the IMO Maritime…

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Photo opportunity Friday: protest at London…

A photo opportunity will be staged this Friday 15 February outside the main (Strand) entrance of Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, the central venue for this year’s London Fashion Week. Models…

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Bob Carnegie update

Reacting to news that Abigroup/Lend Lease dropped several charges against Bob Carnegie, MUA national secretary and ITF president Paddy Crumlin said, while the news that some charges were being…

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Bangladesh ferry sinking, ITF comment

Commenting on Friday’s Bangladesh ferry sinking, Nick Bramley, chair of the ITF inland navigation section and Nautilus International senior national secretary in Switzerland, said: “This is another…

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ITF hails Tunisian unions’ strike for democracy

The ITF is backing pro-democracy strikers in Tunisia today, including its three affiliates, Fédération Nationale des Chemins de Fer Tunisien - UGTT, Federation Generale des Ports et Dockers -…

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Bob Carnegie case: ITF statement

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today spoke out in defence of trade unionist Bob Carnegie and in strong condemnation of legal actions taken against him by…

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Iberia strike action: ITF comment

Commenting on today’s announcement of strike dates at Spanish national airline Iberia, Gabriel Mocho, civil aviation secretary of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) said: “The…

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ETF and IDC announce joint Euro ports policy…

The ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation, the European arm of the ITF global union) and the IDC-E (International Dockworkers’ Council – European zone) have met in Brussels to discuss the…

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POAL latest: ITF comment

In the wake of initial signs of positive movement in the struggle by the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) to gain a fair and just contract with the Ports of Auckland Limited, the Maritime Union…

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