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News | 20 Jun 2019 Press Release

Irish government’s failure to tackle human trafficking is causing severe harm to vulnerable individuals

The US State Department has criticised the Irish Government’s failure to tackle modern slavery, yet again. For the second year in a row, in its Trafficking in...

News | 19 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Thai government to implement and enforce C188 and take further steps to ratify ILO Conventions 87 and 98

Thailand voted to ratify the International Labour Organization (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention (C188) on 29 December 2018, following years of campaigning from the...

News | 18 Jun 2019

Passing the torch of solidarity: ILWU Canada back Montreal dockers fight for collective agreement

ILWU Canada pledged solidarity last week to fellow dockers in Montreal with a gesture unmistakeable in its strength: a raised fist of support from workers fresh...

News | 17 Jun 2019

'Anywhere there are transport workers, we'll be there'

Despite the name, the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS) is not just for seafarers. Since 2018 the NUSS has been organising informal dockworkers and...

News | 17 Jun 2019

Urgent need for global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

In the Gulf of Guinea, piracy and armed robbery have been long-standing problems, but in recent years the frequency of attacks is increasing in this region. The...

News | 17 Jun 2019

Vatican, ITF and employers join forces to fight for global justice

Final Statement of the Workshop (Casina Pio IV, 4-5 March 2019) The Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in collaboration with the...

News | 14 Jun 2019

Landmark ruling in favour of Ryanair crew

The ruling marks the latest episode in a legal saga involving the Irish low-cost carrier, which traditionally employed all its pan-European crew on Irish or British...

News | 14 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

Two marine tankers, the Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panamanian-flagged Kokuka Courageous, were left abandoned and adrift after what appear to be...