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News | 26 Jun 2019

ILO renews social contract with centenary declaration

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton has delivered a clear message to the International Labour Organisation (ILO): now is the time to assert authority as the...

News | 27 Mar 2019

Fair transport is safe transport

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton spoke to thousands of transport workers rallying in Brussels to demand #FairTransport for Europe. He addressed the rally...

News | 15 Feb 2019

Amazon abandons New York headquarters rather than respect worker rights

Since autumn 2017 Amazon has been on a prolonged search for the site of its second headquarters, forcing a chain of US cities into a bidding war to present the most...

News | 24 Jan 2019 Press Release

Turkish union wins important agreement with DHL Express

Stephen Cotton, ITF general secretary, said: Signing the CLA today is a big achievement that Tümtis has fought hard to get. The acknowledgement of trade union...

News | 19 Dec 2018

ITF statement on XPO in the USA and Spain

In October 2018, the New York Times published the exposé 'Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination', which provides detailed accounts of...

News | 13 Dec 2018 Press Release

Joint statement by the ITF, UNI and Deutsche Post DHL Group

Under the terms of the protocol the ITF, UNI and DPDHL met four times in 2018, including one with high-level representatives – the general secretaries and the...

News | 05 Dec 2018

ITF calls for good business practice at 7th UN business and human rights forum

Business representatives - who made up one third of the 2,500 delegates from governments, trade unions, civil society and international organisations – were...

News | 02 Nov 2018

ITF Congress: Paddy Crumlin and Stephen Cotton re-elected

Mr Cotton’s selection was welcomed by a standing ovation from the 2,400 participants from 140 countries at the 44th ITF Congress in Singapore, 14-20 October...