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In memory

Remembering the lives and contributions of those who have fought to improve the working conditions of transport workers around the world.

In memory

news 30 Dec 2023

Michael Sacco

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) mourns the passing of Seafarers International Union (SIU) Emeritus President Mike Sacco, a towering figure in the global maritime labour movement
news 13 Feb 2023

Dr Harold Lewis

Dr Harold Lewis, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) from 1977 to 1993 has died in hospital.
news 07 Feb 2023

In Memoriam - Shane Enright

The ITF is saddened to mark the death of Shane Enright, a lifelong fighter for the rights of transport workers and LGBT+ people. Shane worked for many years in the ITF Civil Aviation Section, before
news 18 Jan 2023

Jimmy McAuley

It is with great sadness that we recently learnt of the passing of Jimmy McAuley, former seafarer, RMT union member, and committed fighter for justice around the world. Jimmy came from a Glasgow
news 24 May 2022

Severino Almeida Filho

It is with sadness that the ITF reports the death of Severino Almeida, former president of Brazilian maritime officers’ union SINDMAR, former member of the ITF Executive Board, and former ITF Vice
news 19 Apr 2022

Jimmy Nolan

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness we hear of the passing of Jimmy Nolan. A trade unionist of the highest calibre, who never put personal ambition above the collective interest – no matter the
news 04 Feb 2022

Geoff Ablett

When the ITF loses someone, the hole in our hearts and in our organization can’t always be measured by the size of their job title. With the loss Geoff Ablett on 31 January, the hole ripped in the
news 27 May 2021

Tony Santamera

It is with great sadness and fond memories that we have learned of the passing of Tony Santamera, former National Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT). On
news 12 Apr 2021

German N. Pascua

It is with great sadness that the ITF reports the death of German N. Pascua. We send condolences and deepest sympathies to his wife, Milagros and their children, Maria Jesusa, Evangeline Flor and
news 18 Feb 2021

Doris Sin

It is with great shock that the ITF reports the death of Doris Sin, Assistant Head of the ITF (FOC) Hong Kong Campaign Office. Our thoughts are with Doris’ family in this difficult time. Doris was a
news 11 Feb 2021

Brian Laughton

The ITF is this week mourning the passing of former official Brian Laughton. Brian joined the ITF as a clerk in 1959. From visiting his first ships in the 1960s, he was appalled at the conditions
news 18 Nov 2020

Benito Bahena y Lome

It is with great sadness that the ITF reports the death of Benito Bahena y Lome, general secretary of the Alianza de Tranviarios de México, member of the ITF Executive Board and Vice Chair of the Road