The ITF and its affiliates are deeply shocked by two terrible accidents that have taken the lives of nearly 200 people.
Working for better lives on waterways.
ITF represents crew members 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.
SOMUPA, a new ITF union for the Paraná river
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is standing ready to support its Dutch affiliate Nautilus NL/FNV Waterbouw as it resists plans…
Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) raised fresh concerns about the safety of the new locks on the Panama…
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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…