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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...

News | 02 Nov 2018

ITF Congress: Paddy Crumlin and Stephen Cotton re-elected

Mr Cotton’s selection was welcomed by a standing ovation from the 2,400 participants from 140 countries at the 44th ITF Congress in Singapore, 14-20 October...

News | 16 Oct 2018

Historic 44th ITF Congress, the first in Southeast Asia

The ITF Congress will include participants from around 140 countries, representing over 600 transport unions with more than 19 million members. It is set to be the...

News | 13 Oct 2018 Press Release

Historic 44th ITF Congress, the first in Southeast Asia

The ITF Congress will include participants from around 140 countries, representing over 600 transport unions with more than 19 million members. It is set to be the...