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News | 24 Mar 2021

Bangkok’s airport workers still waiting on rights

Ten days since Thailand’s Labour Minister promised to address labour abuse of workers at Bangkok airport, little progress has been made. Hundreds of security...

News | 23 Mar 2021

Maersk praised over pandemic, but unions urge follow-through on labour standards

Workers have just handed the world’s the largest container shipping company a report card for the last year – and there’s room for improvement. The...

News | 19 Mar 2021

‘I have had to swim to shore every few days to get food and water’ – Meet the seafarer trapped on board the MV Aman for four years (and counting)

The Red Sea Port Authority of Egypt has shirked its responsibility in the shocking case of Mohammad Aisha and the Bahraini-flagged MV Aman. They have a moral duty...

News | 19 Mar 2021

Concerns of rise in number of seafarers impacted by crew change due to new COVID-variants

Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in...

News | 18 Mar 2021 Press Release

Statement on Uber and the future of the gig economy

Statement from ITF General Secretary Stephen Cotton: “Uber’s announcement on Tuesday that it would classify British drivers as ‘workers’ is a watershed...

News | 17 Mar 2021

Dockers union wins outsourced entitlements fight after three-month hunger strike

After a long legal battle and unconditional solidarity from the ITF Americas regional office and ITF Dockers’ Section, UNISITRAPOSPA (Union of Panama Dock...

News | 17 Mar 2021

Court keeps captain captive in Suez Canal hotel

“This may be the last message, I write,” the captain of the MV Kenan Mete emailed on 11 February after the emergency generator on board failed, plunging his...

News | 16 Mar 2021

NZ unions call for action over alleged Fiji trafficking scam

New Zealand transport workers’ unions are calling on their government to put Fiji on notice after Police launched an investigation into the potential human...