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News | 23 Apr 2019 Press Release

ITF secures major agreement to protect migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry

Johnny Hansen, ITF Fisheries’ Section Chair today welcomed the settlement: “The agreement with the Irish government is welcome progress that has real potential...

News | 03 Apr 2019 Press Release

Global unions condemn Brunei’s homophobic laws

The world’s global union federations have come together to unequivocally condemn new laws in Brunei that punish homosexual sex with death by stoning. Today, a...

News | 27 Mar 2019

Fair transport is safe transport

ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton spoke to thousands of transport workers rallying in Brussels to demand #FairTransport for Europe. He addressed the rally...

News | 18 Feb 2019 Press Release

UN criticism of Irish fishers’ scheme ‘a vindication’

In an unprecedented move, four United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs have signed a joint letter damning the Irish government’s work permit scheme for...

News | 09 Jan 2019 Press Release

ITF: lifting of Thailand’s yellow card on fishing disturbing

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is surprised to see the Commission's lifting of the yellow card because while illegal fishing has gotten...

News | 05 Dec 2018

ITF calls for good business practice at 7th UN business and human rights forum

Business representatives - who made up one third of the 2,500 delegates from governments, trade unions, civil society and international organisations – were...

News | 30 Nov 2018 Press Release

Thai government ratification of C188 step towards reform in Thai fishing industry

“We applaud the Thai government for taking this significant step towards reforming the Thai fishing industry and look forward to the ratification of C188 and the...

News | 26 Nov 2018

ITF unions take action for World Toilet Day

Workers from dozens of countries go involved, including Nepal, India, Brazil and Argentina, covering road, rail, aviation and maritime. In Nepal, Kathmandu...