Unions battling government plans to privatise one of the biggest companies operating in the railways, inland navigation and ports in the Democratic…
Working for better lives on waterways.
ITF represents mariners and port workers on inland waterways throughout the world, in both trade and passenger tourism. We campaign for better working conditions on canals and rivers, as well as on shore, at wharfs and quays.
From timber to tourists, coffee to commuters, our crews carry cargo and passengers in a growing and challenging industry.
On the pages below, you can find out about the role of ITF and its union affiliates in campaigning, solidarity, research and training.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has commissioned a study into the manoeuvring feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks.
SOMUPA, a new ITF union for the Paraná river
The president of the ITF-affiliated BTS union in Turkey – who was injured in the suicide bombings in Ankara on 10 October – has condemned the…
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What we do
Inland navigation is a growing industry. All over the world, there are extensive networks of…
The inland navigation section represents almost 56,000 workers in 86 unions around the world. The…
The inland navigation section looks out for the wellbeing and safety of inland navigation workers…