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News | 18 Jun 2021

Tragic death underscores the need for peaceful negotiation

Adil Belakhdim was killed this morning (Friday 18 June 2021) by a truck that ran a picket outside a Lidl warehouse in Baindrate, near Milan, Italy. He leaves...

News | 16 Jun 2021 Press Release

ITF wins freedom for hunger-striking seafarers after two years trapped on the ULA

Nineteen seafarers from India, Bangladesh, Turkey and Azerbaijan will be able to see their families again this week after the ITF’s advocacy brought their...

News | 11 Jun 2021

ITF and ETF express solidarity with Aéroports de Paris unions preparing for industrial action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its European arm, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) express their firm solidarity with...

News | 07 Jun 2021 Press Release

‘Tip of the iceberg’: ITF inspectors recover $45m in seafarers’ wages amidst record-high abandonments

New figures released by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) show that $44,613,880 USD of seafarers' owed wages were recovered by the ITF’s...

News | 02 Jun 2021

ITF calls for regional cooperation to save jobs, tackle rising poverty and to lead economic recovery in the Caribbean

The economic impact of COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the global tourism industry, especially in the Caribbean which could see an escalation of poverty...

News | 31 May 2021

Joint statement from IATA and ITF on International Cabin Crew Day

Today is International Cabin Crew Day. We salute all the world’s cabin crew for their dedication to helping people stay connected through air travel. We pay...

News | 26 May 2021 Press Release

GMB secures union recognition for 70,000 Uber drivers in UK

For the first time ever, Uber has entered into a formal trade union recognition agreement for the purpose of genuine collective bargaining. We congratulate our...

News | 24 May 2021 Press Release

Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives

Hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to two new emergency projects being funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and delivered through two Indian-based seafarers’...