The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has commissioned a study into the manoeuvring feasibility of the new Panama Canal locks.
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.
Around 250 participants, including representatives from the ITF and its affiliates, gathered in Paris for the ITUC's (International Trade Union…
Addressing 1,600 participants at ver.di’s congress in Leipzig on 22 September, ITF general secretary Steve Cotton urged affiliates and global…
SOMUPA, a new ITF union for the Paraná river
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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…