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News | 15 Feb 2019

Amazon abandons New York headquarters rather than respect worker rights

Since autumn 2017 Amazon has been on a prolonged search for the site of its second headquarters, forcing a chain of US cities into a bidding war to present the most...

News | 16 Jan 2019

ITF supports air traffic controllers affected by US government shutdown

Air traffic controllers are among the thousands of US workers impacted by the stand-off between the President and Congress, resulting from disagreements on public...

News | 14 Jan 2019 Press Release

Media advisory: Davos interview opportunity – global union leader

The ITF represents formal and informal workers in road, rail, shipping, ports, tourism, inland navigation, fisheries, aviation, airports, tourism, warehousing and...

News | 21 Dec 2018

Stephen Cotton's new year message 2019

“2018 has been a really tough year. Our president, Paddy Crumlin, has also issued a message about the political situation, the challenges from North America all...

News | 20 Dec 2018

Australian seafarers to gain from Canadians’ seafarers local shipping win

From December 9-11 in Ottawa, Canada, the Seafarers International Union of Canada (SIU Canada) hosted an Australian delegation of Labor Senator Glenn Sterle and...

News | 19 Dec 2018

ITF statement on XPO in the USA and Spain

In October 2018, the New York Times published the exposé 'Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination', which provides detailed accounts 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 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...