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News | 07 Dec 2022 Press Release

‘When it matters, shipping speaks as one’: industry-union pact to keep pandemic cooperative spirit alive

Joint Media Release Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups have come together to sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take forward...

News | 05 Dec 2022

Global fisheries conference marks progress for workers as battle shifts to retailers and consumers

Unions representing more than 129,000 fishers are gathering in Amsterdam over the next two days to set their agenda for advancing fishers’ rights, safety and...

News | 02 Dec 2022 Press Release

International outrage at South Korea’s illegal, heavy-handed attempts to break strike

The South Korean government is flagrantly denying workers their basic rights by issuing ‘return-to-work’ orders to truck drivers striking over safety laws. The...

News | 29 Nov 2022

ITF stands in solidarity with people of Palestine

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2022, the ITF calls on the Israel Government to stop the attacks on civilians and...

News | 28 Nov 2022

UN & ILO must urgently intervene as South Korea weighs forcing striking drivers back to work

On day five of truck drivers’ strike in Korea, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) asks the ILO and UN for urgent intervention to halt...

News | 24 Nov 2022

Women transport workers have borne the brunt of the impact from Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns and restrictions wrought havoc on the livelihood of workers all over the world. The impacts of this are still...

News | 23 Nov 2022

Free the Nigeria 26 — the seafarers who have been unfairly criminalised

Twenty-six seafarers who are held in Nigeria on charges of oil theft should be freed now, following confirmation from BP that their ship’s load was authorised,...

News | 23 Nov 2022 Press Release

Truck strike: South Korean government risks people’s lives and economic damage by reneging on safety law promise

At least 25,000 truckers are expected to join an indefinite strike over the government’s failure to live up to its promises on Safe Rates legislation An...