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Sokhna workers win through

News online - After 10 days of strike action and with support from unions around the world, the dockers of Egypt’s port of Sokhna returned to work today after winning concessions from employer Dubai Ports World...

Report exposes slave-like conditions for fishers off New Zealand

News online - An investigation by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has exposed conditions of near slavery being suffered by fishers in the seas off New Zealand, ahead of the release of the findings of a government...

ITF backs Mexico days of action

News online - The ITF is backing days of action across the world in support of Mexican workers who are fighting to be able to exercise their union rights without fear of attack. The federation joins the...

ITF General Secretary's Blog

Featured article - We were pleased to invite over 40 of the great and the good from the world’s shipping industry to ITF House this week, and to listen to the newly elected secretary general of the IMO outlining his...


ITF President’s Page

Featured article - The port of Longview is back in business following the signing of an agreement reached by the ILWU and EGT. We wish the port and all who work in it well.


Chinese, Russian and Spanish versions of ITF seafarers’ website provide “virtually universal service”

News online - The ITF’s website for seafarers, currently in English, is being launched tomorrow in Chinese, Russian and Spanish, creating an almost universal online service for the world’s seafarers. The new...


Solidarity: The First 100 Years of the International Transport Workers' Federation

Featured article - Rotterdam dockers called upon their European colleagues to support a strike in 1896. As a direct result of the practical solidarity by seafarers a new organisation was born. In 1996 the...


Forthcoming Meetings

Featured article - A list of forthcoming ITF meetings.



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