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ITF Arab World

Solidarity with transport unions in the Arab world

The ITF Arab world regional office was opened in 2004, and represents more than 35 unions in the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf States. The ITF’s presence in the Arab World transport sector has had a huge positive impact for the unions, bringing a region where union agreements were scarce into a new era. Transport unions in the Arab World now collectively bargain, defend workers’ rights and stand in solidarity with other members of the ITF’s global family.

Our regional office is in Amman, Jordan. 

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ITF Arab World News

News | 26 Jan 2023

Dubai ship explosion captain forced to give up home, but wins freedom thanks to ITF

The master of a ship on which a container exploded during loading at the Jebel Ali Port in Dubai in July 2021 has finally been allowed home to India thanks to...

News | 11 Dec 2022 Press Release

‘Diverse in our work, united for change’ - inland navigation unions hold successful conference in Amsterdam

Unions representing more than 180,000 tug, towage, river cruise, other inland waterways and ferry workers globally met in Amsterdam this week for the Inland...

News | 29 Nov 2022

ITF stands in solidarity with people of Palestine

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2022, the ITF calls on the Israel Government to stop the attacks on civilians and...

News | 18 Nov 2022

Seafarer unpaid for seven years while Tanzanian Flag ducks its obligations

The Tanzanian flag has ducked its responsibilities to this seafarer and has replied only once with a holding response to the International Transport Workers’...

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