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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 | 27 Jul 2021 Press Release

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a...

News | 07 Jul 2021 Press Release

Seafarers’ unions welcome Ever Given release

Seafarers’ unions today welcomed the release of the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000) from detention in the Suez Canal by Egyptian authorities, but warned that more...

News | 06 Jul 2021 Press Release

Free at last — but Egypt must change how it treats abandoned seafarers like Captain Kara

Captain Vehbi Kara was allowed to return home to Turkey last week having been trapped in the port of Adabiya, Suez for more than a year as the latest seafarer...

News | 05 Jul 2021

More than 100 airport workers reinstated in Tunisia as unions fight back

Airport workers have won back their jobs, thwarting attempts by TAV Airports in Tunisia to use Covid-19 as cover to break up union activities. Tunisian affiliate...

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