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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 | 14 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

Two marine tankers, the Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panamanian-flagged Kokuka Courageous, were left abandoned and adrift after what appear to be...

News | 10 Jun 2019

Ending violence and harassment against women in the world of work

The fight to end violence against women transport workers reaches a critical point this week with the world’s governments, employer and worker representatives due...

News | 07 Jun 2019

Abandoned at sea: crew sent home after 13 months marooned off Tunisia

This is the latest instalment in one of most notorious cases of abandonment that the ITF has seen in years, and the third crew onboard the UAE-flagged tanker that...

News | 07 Jun 2019

Activists agree ambitious action for public transport 

Strengthening women’s employment, campaigning for decent sanitary facilities for all, championing informal workers' issues at the ILO - just part of an ambitious...

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