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News | 28 Jun 2022

Iran must free union activists from unspeakable torture

Iranian union leader Reza Shahabi is once again in prison being tortured, on hunger strike, and denied access to medical facilities, following his involvement in...

News | 25 Jun 2022

Seafarers' unions celebrate #DayoftheSeafarer 2022

Saturday 25 June is the official IMO Day of the Seafarer and today, the ITF global family of seafarers' unions celebrated online and all across the world. Here...

News | 23 Jun 2022

Share your #SeafarerJourney and help us celebrate Day of the Seafarer 2022

Saturday 25 June is Day of the Seafarer. The official IMO theme for Day of the Seafarer in 2022 is: year 'Your voyage: Then and Now'.   We want you to help...

News | 20 Jun 2022

Seafarers win collective bargaining breakthrough in Iran

An ITF-affiliated seafarers’ union based in Iran has achieved a major organising victory. The Iranian Merchant Mariners Syndicate (IMMS) has won a new collective...

News | 09 Jun 2022

Tunisia must restore democracy and basic rights say young workers

Young transport workers have condemned anti-union and anti-democracy moves by the Tunisian President and have strongly supported a national strike planned for 16...

News | 12 May 2022

Trade Union movement demands justice following the killing of Palestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

Global Unions Joint Statement The trade union movement in the MENA region and around the world is saddened by the terrible loss of Palestinian journalist Shireen...

News | 27 Apr 2022

'Too many killed on the job': ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...

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,...