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News | 16 Apr 2019

Unions unite to strengthen support for maritime workers across Latin America

The meeting in Cartagena last week culminated with the launch of the ITF Latin American Contact Network, extending the ITF’s commitment to providing support to...

News | 12 Apr 2019 Press Release

ITF kicks off targeted operation against Blumenthal

The targeted operation will see the ITF Inspectorate – a network of 147 inspectors and contacts based in ports all over the world – inspecting and auditing the...

News | 10 Apr 2019

ITF general secretary discusses safeguarding conditions for Croatia's seafarers

Croatia has been an active maritime nation since the end of the Second World War, giving the country an advantage compared to other Eastern European countries in...

News | 09 Apr 2019

Four crew members kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon

The incident involving Contship Oak occurred on March 30, 2019, is the latest abduction in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become a global hotspot for modern piracy...

News | 03 Apr 2019 Press Release

Global unions condemn Brunei’s homophobic laws

The world’s global union federations have come together to unequivocally condemn new laws in Brunei that punish homosexual sex with death by stoning. Today, a...

News | 27 Mar 2019

Fair transport is safe transport

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton spoke to thousands of transport workers rallying in Brussels to demand #FairTransport for Europe. He addressed the rally...

News | 27 Mar 2019 Press Release

German bulk carrier detained after crew complain of no food, bullying and denial of shore leave

The complaints from on board the Flag of Convenience (FoC) vessel berthed at the Port Kembla Coal Terminal were received by the International Transport Workers’...

News | 22 Mar 2019 Press Release

Fair Transport NOW! Workers and unions launch wave of coordinated protests and actions across Europe

On land, at sea and in the air, more than 10 million Europeans work in transport. They provide vital services that we all depend on. But sadly, they are under...