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News | 22 Nov 2021 Press Release

Egyptian fisher nets €20,000 award after being underpaid, overworked - but deficiencies in Irish law persist for migrant workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which has been running a campaign to improve migrant fishers’ working lives in Ireland for a decade has...

News | 19 Oct 2021 Press Release

New research confirms Irish Atypical Work Permit Scheme needs urgent overhaul to protect fishers

The official publication today of Experiences of Non-EEA Workers in the Irish Fishing Industry by Maynooth University Department of Law is confirmation that the...

News | 07 May 2021 Press Release

Victory for dockers in Liberia after titanic struggle for justice

Twenty-four dockworkers are today back at work after a struggle of epic proportions.   Members and leaders of ITF affiliate the Dock Workers’ Union of...

News | 05 Nov 2020

ITF Executive Board statement to members

The ITF reaffirms the critical role transport workers continue to play in keeping the world moving through the Covid-19 pandemic, and our solidarity with our...

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