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The Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented: it is reshaping the world economy in a way that has never been seen before. At the centre of it are transport workers, who are keeping the world moving and linking supply chains, despite the crisis.

It is essential that workers are protected and supported to take the measures necessary to help control the spread of the virus.

Today more than ever, transport workers will ensure that essential supplies reach those who need them, people can return home and those who need to work can still get there or access hospitals for treatment. Public transport workers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, delivery drivers, aviation workers, dockers, seafarers and more will continue to work during this crisis.

Transport workers are vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19.

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Covid-19 News

News | 20 Sep 2021 Press Release

‘Be ambitious, but be positive’: new union voice delivers UN Global Compact climate message

A newly-appointed labour representative on the board of the United Nations Global Compact has delivered a positive message on the benefits of tackling climate...

News | 09 Sep 2021

Victories for public transport workers at ILO – but much work ahead

The ILO technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services brought together governments, employer and unions to discuss...

News | 09 Sep 2021 Press Release

The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations, recognising seafarers’ Covid sacrifice

The ITF and JNG met from 1-3 September 2021 for important negotiations on wage increase and other cost elements. Due to the pandemic, the social partnership had...

News | 02 Sep 2021 Press Release

Queensland: Australian-first COVID vaccinations for international seafarers

Queensland will become the first Australian jurisdiction to administer COVID vaccines to all international seafarers arriving in local ports, with a trial program...

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