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News | 09 Apr 2019

Four crew members kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon

The incident involving Contship Oak occurred on March 30, 2019, is the latest abduction in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become a global hotspot for modern piracy...

News | 29 Mar 2019

Organisers plan building workers' power worldwide

ITF and our affiliates receive funding from trade union solidarity support organisations (TUSSOs) to run organising projects in key locations around the world. From...

News | 25 Mar 2019

Mali rail workers get ITF union support after deadly hunger strike

A delegation from the ITF affiliate Fédération CGT des Cheminots have visited railway workers in Mali – some of whom have been on hunger strike since...

News | 13 Mar 2019

Kenyan workers march for inclusion in BRT implementation

Workers from ITF-affiliated transport unions in Kenya marched through Nairobi on 8 March - International Womens' Day - to present to the transport ministry a...

News | 12 Mar 2019 Press Release

ITF calls for civil aviation authorities worldwide to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

The recent tragedy in Ethiopia is the second incident in the past six months where a Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed in similar circumstances. Serious questions are...

News | 08 Mar 2019

International call for release of Kenyan trade union leaders

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), representing 18 million workers in 147 countries, is calling for the immediate release of Moses Ndiema,...

News | 27 Feb 2019

Tanzania informal transport workers boost union membership

An ITF affiliate in Tanzania has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a bodaboda (motorbike taxi) association in Dar es salaam, boosting its membership...

News | 01 Feb 2019

Bus Rapid Transit labour assessment launched

The ITF has launched a ground-breaking report by the Global Labour Institute looking at the impact on public transport workers of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)...