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News | 07 Apr 2020

ITF/IRU: Joint demands for governments and international bodies

Transport workers and companies are the lifeblood of the global economy: connecting people, linking supply chains and keeping the world moving. Their work and...

News | 07 Apr 2020

Covid-19 map launched to support global seafarers

The ITF has launched a map showing the effect of Covid-19 restrictions on countries and ports around the globe. Based on data from the ITF’s network of...

News | 07 Apr 2020 Press Release

IRU/ITF: support road transport essential to safeguarding a healthy global economy

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have issued a joint statement calling for support from...

News | 05 Apr 2020

Seafarers' cries for help over dangers of lashing at sea attracts media spotlight

The feature 'ITF claims shipping lines are ignoring lashing rules' graphically highlights the danger of seafarers forced to lash mountains of containers on ships...

News | 03 Apr 2020

ITF Aviation demands action to address the impact of COVID-19

Aviation is fighting for its survival during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It cannot win this fight on its own. We must make bold decisions today that will...

News | 01 Apr 2020

Covid-19: urban transport workers key to response and long-term recovery

As both a health and economic crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic is the largest global challenge of our lifetimes. Over 30 percent of the world’s population is now...

News | 30 Mar 2020

Key workers can only protect us if we protect them

As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, we have seen images on news reports across the globe of empty shelves in supermarkets as ‘panic buying’ has sparked...

News | 29 Mar 2020

US maritime unions playing essential role in the Covid-19 fight

Last week, the government activated its two military hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, which will be docked in Los Angeles and New York...