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News | 05 Dec 2022

Global fisheries conference marks progress for workers as battle shifts to retailers and consumers

Unions representing more than 129,000 fishers are gathering in Amsterdam over the next two days to set their agenda for advancing fishers’ rights, safety and...

News | 31 Oct 2022

Dockers’ union leader wins prestigious Admiral of the Ocean Sea award

International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) President Harold J Daggett, one of the largest ITF Dockers’ affiliates, has been presented with the Admiral of...

News | 21 Sep 2022

Irish rights inaction leaves migrant fisher in limbo after horror trawler accident

Egyptian-born Adel obtained work last year on an Irish-flagged fishing vessel. That's when his troubles began, reports the Irish Independent's Anne-Marie...

News | 20 Sep 2022

International solidarity for Liverpool’s striking dockers

Global transport unions will be joining 560 Liverpool striking dockers on the picket line at the Port of Liverpool, as port operator Mersey Docks and Harbour...

News | 31 Aug 2022 Press Release

Global union federation, leading labour-based human rights organisation join forces to end exploitation in UK fishing industry

JOINT PRESS RELEASE  A ground-breaking collaboration between unions and a labour-based human rights group has today announced plans to build and launch a pilot...

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Pre-election national fleet tantrum shows it’s time for industry to abandon Shipping Australia Limited

Shipping experts have welcomed a ‘unity ticket’ on Australian jobs and fuel security ahead of the country’s election Saturday. But the ITF and its affiliates...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Loopholes in UK law are allowing vessel owners to violate migrant fishers’ human rights

Migrant fishers are being subjected to systematic labour exploitation because the UK Government refuses to clarify and close loopholes in its immigration rules, a...

News | 28 Mar 2022

Silent no more: overworked tugboat workers are reaching breaking point

29 March 2022, London / Brussels Last year, Troy Pearson and Charley Cragg died while towing a barge bound for a Rio Tinto power station in rough seas and strong,...