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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 | 22 Mar 2019 Press Release

Fair Transport NOW! Workers and unions launch wave of coordinated protests and actions across Europe

On land, at sea and in the air, more than 10 million Europeans work in transport. They provide vital services that we all depend on. But sadly, they are under...

News | 11 Mar 2019

Asleep at the wheel

The Panama Canal has the unenviable history of being the world’s deadliest construction project. Over 32 years, 30,609 workers died – more than the prisoners of...

News | 11 Dec 2018 Press Release

Statement: Panama Canal Authority on course to undermine reputation of Panama’s most vital national asset

The study was discussed during the Plenary Session of the International Maritime Organization’s 100th Maritime Safety Committee last week and was well received as...

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 | 05 Dec 2018 Press Release

Fatigue of Panama Canal tugboat captains a disaster waiting to happen

The ITF, and affiliate Union de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC), have been locked in a protracted struggle with the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) over...

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...