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News | 26 Aug 2020

Wizz Air dismisses four trade unionists in latest union-busting endeavour

Recent events in Wizz Air’s Kyiv base demonstrate what such anti-union attitude means in practice. In a workplace already fraught with management’s...

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ukrainian seafarers caught in Kharatyan scam, but unions get them home

On 12 August, the International Transport Workers’ Federation-affiliated Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union (MTWTU) of Ukraine helped 6 Ukrainian seafarers...

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 | 21 Aug 2020

By refusing to work, more over-contract seafarers get off via Panama

After recent success in helping the crew of the MV Contamines get off their vessel and be repatriated via Panama, the ITF has helped more seafarers get home to...

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 | 19 Aug 2020

Stranded seafarers fly home from Brazil

Eight weeks in limbo, without pay and facing starvation, far from home in the Bay of São Sebastião, Brazil, 14 seafarers from Ukraine and Montenegro are finally...

News | 12 Aug 2020

Only a new deal can save aviation

The aviation industry is being hit by a second wave, and we are already experiencing the aftershocks with thousands of job losses throughout the industry. The ITF...

News | 08 Aug 2020

ITF welcomes new ships to Liverpool, but warns Atlantic Container Line over crew change

Liverpool is home to a number of ships adopting the United Kingdom flag in a sign that the island nation could once again claim its place as a maritime leader. But...