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News | 14 Sep 2020

Assassination of Konan Kouassi Bruno: CNDD, Côte d'Ivoire

It was with much sorrow and anger that the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) heard of the brutal murder of our comrade and brother Konan Kouassi...

News | 31 Aug 2020

Kenya new crew change hub thanks to ITF

On day one of Kenya’s new Covid-19 safe crew change guideline implementation, Betty Makena Mutugi, International Transport Workers’ Federation inspector (ITF)...

News | 21 Aug 2020 Press Release

ITF very concerned at Wakashio grounding, crew arrests

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, has today expressed growing concern at the Wakashio grounding...

News | 19 Aug 2020

IBF calls for action on Gulf of Guinea piracy

International Bargaining Forum (IBF) Warlike Operations Area Committee Statement on piracy in the Gulf Of Guinea The history of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea dates...

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 | 25 Jun 2020 Press Release

Explosive investigation exposes ‘pandemic of exploitation’ in European trucking

Road transport companies are exploiting Covid-19 to further exploit truck drivers, cut transport prices, pay, conditions and health and safety across Europe, an...

News | 15 Jun 2020

ITF message to seafarers: Enough is enough, crew change now

Seafarers, we know that you, your loved ones, and your friends have had enough. You have the right to return home. While many countries have slowly started to...

News | 27 May 2020

ITF demands safe and sustainable railways for all

Rail has the potential to be one of the most powerful tools to reverse the crises of inequality, climate change and COVID-19, whilst keeping the global economy...