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News | 24 Nov 2021 Press Release

Domestic violence is a workplace issue and a men’s issue, unions tell employers

A new report calls on transport employers to do more to tackle domestic violence amongst its predominantly male staff with key recommendations for how to do...

News | 16 Nov 2021

ITF unions MTWTU, ver.di launch free dental care service for Ukrainian seafarers

ITF-affiliated seafarers’ unions from Germany and Ukraine have announced a new project to provide free dental services to seafarers. ver.di and the Marine...

News | 10 Nov 2021 Press Release

UN Global Compact and shipping industry confirm formation of ‘people-centred’ Task Force to ensure Just Transition to net-zero

Glasgow, 10 November 2021 – In a landmark moment for maritime workers the formation of a Just Transition Maritime Task Force has been agreed to drive...

News | 05 Nov 2021

Transport workers and their unions are showing up at COP: We demand climate action and decent work

The COP26 Summit is underway in Glasgow and trade unionists and activists are in the thick of the proceedings. This week is our opportunity to drive home the...

News | 05 Nov 2021 Press Release

Global Maritime Forum backs ITF just transition plan in new employer-union climate alliance

A clear, common purpose is emerging in the shipping industry for stronger action on climate change ahead of COP26 in Glasgow this week. The Global Maritime Forum...

News | 02 Nov 2021

Maritime must be safe for women: ITF calls for industry to work with seafarers as assault case reverberates

A brave female cadet recently published the horrific experiences of sexual assault she endured on board a vessel while attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy....

News | 31 Oct 2021

Israel’s designation of Palestinian human rights groups as terrorists is outrageous

The ITUC and Global Union Federations condemn the designation by Israel of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organisations. Palestinian, Israeli and...

News | 29 Oct 2021 Press Release

Seafarers call for shipping to set ambitious climate targets now if its future is to be sustainable

The shipping industry needs to set ambitious targets to help prevent global climate catastrophe, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) cautions in...