Tackling the issues facing dockers worldwide
Campaigns are one way to tackle dock workers’ rights — but, sometimes, positive change requires a longer-term approach.
Below are details of the issues the ITF is currently involved with. Join us in the fight to make the transport industry a fairer, safer place for dockers worldwide.
Global Network Terminals campaign
Global Network Terminals (GNTs) have a massive worldwide presence, operating in more than 50% of the worlds’ ports.
Job security for port workers
Dockers work in a competitive and increasingly privatised industry. Operators cut costs by hiring unskilled and casual labour, often provided by…
Container safety isn’t just an issue for the transport industry. Poorly packed and stowed containers can cause structural damage, injury and even…
Health and safety in the port industry
The health and safety of dockers is a high priority for the ITF and its affiliates.
Women in ports
From crane drivers to tally clerks, women are joining the ranks of dock workers around the world. Now more women than ever before are earning their…
ITF Bargaining training
These modules have been designed specifically for the use of ITF affiliates in the dockers’ section who are starting to bargain with employers.
Maritime Roundtable 2016
The Maritime Roundtable (MRT) 2016 will take place in Montreal, Canada 20-23 September 2016
The Maersk network has been set up in recognition of the fact that, either directly or indirectly, thousands of ITF transport workers are employed…
Take action to protect dockers' lashing work in Europe