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News | 26 Jan 2023

Dubai ship explosion captain forced to give up home, but wins freedom thanks to ITF

The master of a ship on which a container exploded during loading at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai in July 2021 has finally been allowed home to India thanks to...

News | 16 Jan 2023 Press Release

New advisory committee launched to address major maritime issues impacting Filipino seafarers

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Shipping industry leaders form part of newly created advisory board, the ‘International Advisory Committee on Global Maritime Affairs’...

News | 20 Dec 2022 Press Release

ILO complaint: it’s time to halt South Korea’s authoritarian approach to striking truckers

Global unions have taken legal action against the South Korean government for its extreme response to a truckers’ strike in the country, which ended on 9...

News | 19 Dec 2022

'Abandoned' livestock carrier ship to be auctioned in Victoria but stranded crew yet to receive wages

An international livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Fortune, has been arrested in Portland, Victoria by the Australian Federal Court. In the meantime, the...

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...

News | 08 Dec 2022 Press Release

Bangladesh: global solidarity shines spotlight on 200,000 striking waterway workers

Over 200,000 river boat workers, the beating heart of Bangladesh’s critical inland waterways, have vowed to continue their campaign of industrial action until all...

News | 02 Dec 2022 Press Release

International outrage at South Korea’s illegal, heavy-handed attempts to break strike

The South Korean government is flagrantly denying workers their basic rights by issuing ‘return-to-work’ orders to truck drivers striking over safety laws. The...

News | 28 Nov 2022

UN & ILO must urgently intervene as South Korea weighs forcing striking drivers back to work

On day five of truck drivers’ strike in Korea, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) asks the ILO and UN for urgent intervention to halt...