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News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Loopholes in UK law are allowing vessel owners to violate migrant fishers’ human rights

Migrant fishers are being subjected to systematic labour exploitation because the UK Government refuses to clarify and close loopholes in its immigration rules, a...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Seafarers win commitment to mandatory internet access in international law

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006...

News | 13 May 2022

Global Unions call for the immediate release of jailed Belarusian union activists

Statement by the Council of Global Unions (CGU) On 19 April 2022 more than twenty leaders and activists of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions...

News | 12 May 2022

Trade Union movement demands justice following the killing of Palestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

Global Unions Joint Statement The trade union movement in the MENA region and around the world is saddened by the terrible loss of Palestinian journalist Shireen...

News | 11 May 2022 Press Release

P&O Ferries sackings: unions trigger UN investigation over UK’s failure to enforce laws that protect workers

A number of unions and global union federations have written to the International Labour Organization (ILO — part of the UN) asking it to urgently intervene on...

News | 10 May 2022

Unions around the world vow to stand together with South Korean transport workers as an anti-worker pro-deregulation government comes to power

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and our affiliates have vowed to take joint action this week in solidarity with South Korean transport...

News | 27 Apr 2022

'Too many killed on the job': ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...

News | 25 Apr 2022

ITF condemns Russian attacks on Ukrainian railway stations

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) expressed shock and dismay at the invasion of Ukraine and its continuing escalation and the dire...