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News | 09 Jul 2019

Thai union takes big step to building aviation workers’ power

Members of the Wingspan Workers' Union (WWU) have voted to admit workers from any aviation company across Thailand, not just those working for Wingspan. This is a...

News | 09 Jul 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Sri Lankan government to release Ukrainian seafarer after three years of detention

“For over three years, Gennadiy Gavrylov has been stranded in Sri Lanka desperate to go home, while Sri Lankan authorities refuse to grant him permission to leave...

News | 08 Jul 2019

Training helps Kenyan workers be heard in BRT planning

Workers from three unions in Nairobi have attended an ITF workshop on communication skills as they seek to influence government plans for bus rapid transit...

News | 08 Jul 2019

ITF and UAE step up cooperation

The ITF has continued its cooperation with the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a high-level meeting in Dubai. ITF general secretary Stephen...

News | 05 Jul 2019

Court rules in favour of Chilean aviation workers

The court of appeals in Chile has backed workers of the Latam Express Union in their battle for justice following a strike in 2018. The court unanimously held...

News | 03 Jul 2019

Italian judge orders release of captain who docked migrant-rescue ship

As has been widely reported, Captain Rackete was taken into custody after carrying 40 migrants and refugees that she had rescued off Libya into the Italian Port of...

News | 28 Jun 2019

ITF mobilising Arab World unions to respond to seafarers under threat from unscrupulous shipowners

Participants from ITF affiliated unions from Lebanon, Oman, Iraq and Yemen attended a training and education seminar in Beirut on the 17-18 of June, following the...

News | 27 Jun 2019 Press Release

US and Argentinian governments sign controversial aviation agreement

Following secret negotiations, the United States and Argentinian governments have signed an Open Skies Agreement. Veiled as a ‘modernising’ of the 1985...