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News | 05 May 2023 Press Release

African leaders urged to harness seafarer green skills momentum

To take advantage of the social and economic benefits of shipping’s green transition, African maritime leaders are being encouraged to implement infrastructure to...

News | 28 Apr 2023

Organising for safer workplaces this International Workers’ Memorial Day

Unions remember workers lost to negligent employers and safety standards Today, the 28th of April, marks International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions...

News | 23 Mar 2023 Press Release

Governments obliged to learn pandemic supply chain lessons – maritime report

Governments should learn lessons from the pandemic and its aftermath to secure reliable maritime supply chains for their citizens and the climate, the International...

News | 09 Mar 2023

Eswatini: end the repression against SWATCAWU and all Eswatini workers

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) notes with deep concern the latest acts of repression against trade union and democratic forces in Eswatini,...

News | 01 Mar 2023

Sanitation rights: Mabu’s story

“My supervisor said you need to carry a plastic container and then use paper. I thought it was a joke until I found no toilets inside the train.” Mabu...

News | 15 Feb 2023 Press Release

Africa could be green jobs leader as shipping undergoes low carbon revolution

Joint Press Release from UNGC, ICS, ITF Experts from the Maritime Just Transition Task Force told Africa’s maritime leaders in Accra today that their continent...

News | 06 Feb 2023 Press Release

Seafarers seize ship over owed wages and owner neglect, as Senegal shirks obligations to crew

Four seafarers, with assistance from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), have seized a cargo ship off the port of Dakar in Senegal after months...

News | 11 Dec 2022 Press Release

‘Diverse in our work, united for change’ - inland navigation unions hold successful conference in Amsterdam

Unions representing more than 180,000 tug, towage, river cruise, other inland waterways and ferry workers globally met in Amsterdam this week for the Inland...