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News | 19 Feb 2020

ITF and ETF call upon ship operators to return lashing to shore-based dock workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) today call upon ship operators to return lashing to...

News | 14 Feb 2020 Press Release

Breaking news: working people form new rail and metro union in Bangkok

Bangkok has seen a historic moment today as a new workers’ union has been launched.  Working people on the city’s metro and rail system have come together to...

News | 13 Feb 2020

Workers’ unions unite in Papua New Guinea

Workers’ unions affiliated to the ITF have formed a new group in Papua New Guinea to cooperate more closely together. The national coordinating committee...

News | 07 Feb 2020

Message of solidarity with locked out Unifor Members at the Regina Co-op Refinery

The ITF Offshore Task Force, representing maritime workers worldwide in the offshore oil, gas and windfarm industries, pledges its full support to Unifor Local 594...

News | 07 Feb 2020 Press Release

International maritime unions urge Australian government to save Australian shipping before senate inquiry

International maritime unions have urged the Morrison government to reverse the decline of the Australian shipping industry and invest in the creation of a new...

News | 05 Feb 2020

Australian bushfire crisis prompt calls for more emergency response vessels

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have launched a petition calling on the Australian government to purchase the Aurora Australis – a multi-purpose research...

News | 30 Jan 2020

Coronavirus update and advice

The ITF is closely following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic...

News | 29 Jan 2020

ITF supports push at the IMO for more women workers in maritime

A resolution drafted by the ITF, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International), and several countries at the International...