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News | 12 Aug 2020

Only a new deal can save aviation

The aviation industry is being hit by a second wave, and we are already experiencing the aftershocks with thousands of job losses throughout the industry. The ITF...

News | 08 Aug 2020

ITF welcomes new ships to Liverpool, but warns Atlantic Container Line over crew change

Liverpool is home to a number of ships adopting the United Kingdom flag in a sign that the island nation could once again claim its place as a maritime leader. But...

News | 06 Aug 2020 Press Release

Australia listing towards clogged ports as over-contract seafarers stop two new ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says Australia is facing economic carnage from clogged ports as a result of rapidly worsening crew change...

News | 05 Aug 2020

The ITF stands in solidarity with the workers and people of Beirut

It is with shock and despair that we have received the news of the explosion at the Port of Beirut that has devastated the city, killed at least 100 people, injured...

News | 04 Aug 2020

ITF urges Turkish Airlines management to return to negotiating table

Hava-İş adopted a flexible and constructive approach during the negotiation process. This was aimed at creating a strong basis for building resilience and the...

News | 04 Aug 2020 Press Release

Cruise industry and unions get most workers home, but challenging times ahead

As the global cruise industry and seafarers’ unions near completion of the repatriation of almost 250,000 seafarers, the International Transport Workers’...

News | 04 Aug 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis hits Australian smelter in latest flare up

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Maritime Union of Australia say government failures to support crew change will now cost a smelter...

News | 04 Aug 2020

Young aviation workers organising for a post-Covid-19 future

The ITF’s first virtual summer school took place over four days of Zoom sessions with young aviation workers in Africa, the Americas, Arab World and Europe (21...