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News | 18 Nov 2020

Fisheries death, attempted cover up, sparks Uruguayan union fury

The tragic death of a Peruvian fisher off the coast of Uruguay has angered the country’s Transport Workers' Union, who say the international industry’s...

News | 12 Nov 2020

Historic Biden-Harris victory is a testament to the power of workers: ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is hailing the historic election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the 46th President-elect and...

News | 05 Nov 2020

ITF Executive Board statement to members

The ITF reaffirms the critical role transport workers continue to play in keeping the world moving through the Covid-19 pandemic, and our solidarity with our...

News | 17 Jul 2020

ITF organises solidarity calls for the Strike for Black Lives

Following the appalling murder of George Floyd by police at the end of May, the Strike for Black Lives will see workers across the US take lawful industrial action...

News | 14 Jul 2020

Ghanaians deceived by Danish shipowner: 'We were treated like slaves'

By Anna Birch-Schmidt for 3F Fagbladet. Reposted with permission. A shipowner in Thyboøren, Denmark has been charged with human trafficking and violation of the...

News | 02 Jul 2020 Press Release

Fishers failure has Ireland put on exploitation watch list

The government of the Republic of Ireland has been put on the United States Department of State’s ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ in the agency’s annual Trafficking In...

News | 22 Jun 2020

World’s seafarers welcome Pope Francis’ support at critical time in crew change crisis

On Wednesday, Pope Francis released a video statement in which he paid tribute to seafarers and fishers, and acknowledged the difficult challenges they have been...

News | 20 May 2020

Women transport workers’ rights and COVID-19

Transport workers together for a gender equal new normal The transport industry is highly gendered, and whilst all transport workers are being severely impacted by...