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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 | 18 Feb 2019

Seafarers stand united in the Arab World

In early February, the ITF with the ITF Arab World regional office, organised a four day seminar in Tangiers, Morocco, bringing together representatives from...

News | 15 Feb 2019 Press Release

Persecution of union members in Morocco 'totally unacceptable'

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has called for immediate action by the Alsa bus company in Tangier, Morocco, after a concerted campaign to...

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 | 15 Feb 2019

ITF seminar in Nepal on ILO convention on ending violence at work

The ITF has hosted a regional seminar on how unions can lobby their governments to push for an ILO convention on ending violence and harassment at work. Thirty-six...

News | 13 Feb 2019 Press Release

BHP ignores pleas to help starving crew

A seafarer aboard an 80,000-tonne bulk carrier, the Villa Deste, contacted the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) pleading for help. The starving...

News | 12 Feb 2019

Battle for Australian seafarers jobs spreads globally

On the back of the recent sacking at sea of Australian seafarers by BHP and BlueScope facilitated by the Morrison government, workers and the Maritime Union of...

News | 12 Feb 2019 Press Release

ITF solidarity with Belgium strike

“On behalf of the 18 million transport workers of the ITF, I send support and solidarity to the workers of Belgium in their campaign to win a fair share of their...