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News | 13 Feb 2019 Press Release

BHP ignores pleas to help starving crew

A seafarer aboard an 80,000-tonne bulk carrier, the Villa Deste, contacted the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) pleading for help. The starving...

News | 12 Feb 2019

Battle for Australian seafarers jobs spreads globally

On the back of the recent sacking at sea of Australian seafarers by BHP and BlueScope facilitated by the Morrison government, workers and the Maritime Union of...

News | 12 Feb 2019 Press Release

ITF solidarity with Belgium strike

“On behalf of the 18 million transport workers of the ITF, I send support and solidarity to the workers of Belgium in their campaign to win a fair share of their...

News | 07 Feb 2019 Press Release

Wage theft exposed on BlueScope chartered ship

Wage theft aboard a BlueScope chartered foreign-flagged ship in Port Kembla has been exposed after intervention from the International Transport Workers’...

News | 05 Feb 2019

Union office for Alsa-National Express to open in Tangier

ITF union the UMT has announced the launch of its first union office in Tangier dedicated to organising workers at the multinational transport company Alsa....

News | 05 Feb 2019 Press Release

ITF and ETF welcome announcement that Ryanair chairman will step down

The announcement, which comes alongside the company’s poor quarterly results, follows a period in which Mr Bonderman has been heavily criticised by trade unions...

News | 01 Feb 2019

Bus Rapid Transit labour assessment launched

The ITF has launched a ground-breaking report by the Global Labour Institute looking at the impact on public transport workers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)...

News | 29 Jan 2019

Iran: ITF speaks out on targeting of activists

The action came as the ITF general secretary, Stephen Cotton, called on the Iranian president to end the targeting of trade union activists. In a letter to Hasan...