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News | 14 Jan 2019 Press Release

Media advisory: Davos interview opportunity – global union leader

The ITF represents formal and informal workers in road, rail, shipping, ports, tourism, inland navigation, fisheries, aviation, airports, tourism, warehousing and...

News | 09 Jan 2019 Press Release

ITF: lifting of Thailand’s yellow card on fishing disturbing

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is surprised to see the Commission's lifting of the yellow card because while illegal fishing has gotten...

News | 08 Jan 2019

ITF unions join Indian strike

Farmers and students are also supporting the strike, meaning it is likely to be the biggest shutdown, in terms of number of people, in human history.  Port and...

News | 04 Jan 2019

Freedom and wages returned after seven years of hell

Mohammed and his three crewmates had been effectively in captivity, abandoned for five years, on a tugboat in Mumbai harbour. Without power or fuel, the Ghanaian...

News | 03 Jan 2019

Released cabinet papers show major waterfront dispute a government set up

The major dispute broke out in 1998 when the stevedoring company, Patrick, locked out its entire union workforce and bussed in balaclava-wearing strike-breakers...

News | 21 Dec 2018

Stephen Cotton's new year message 2019

“2018 has been a really tough year. Our president, Paddy Crumlin, has also issued a message about the political situation, the challenges from North America all...

News | 20 Dec 2018

Australian seafarers to gain from Canadians’ seafarers local shipping win

From December 9-11 in Ottawa, Canada, the Seafarers International Union of Canada (SIU Canada) hosted an Australian delegation of Labor Senator Glenn Sterle and...

News | 19 Dec 2018

ITF statement on XPO in the USA and Spain

In October 2018, the New York Times published the exposé 'Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination', which provides detailed accounts of...