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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 | 12 May 2022

Trade Union movement demands justice following the killing of Palestinian reporter Shireen Abu Akleh

Global Unions Joint Statement The trade union movement in the MENA region and around the world is saddened by the terrible loss of Palestinian journalist Shireen...

News | 27 Apr 2022

'Too many killed on the job': ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...

News | 28 Mar 2022

Silent no more: overworked tugboat workers are reaching breaking point

29 March 2022, London / Brussels Last year, Troy Pearson and Charley Cragg died while towing a barge bound for a Rio Tinto power station in rough seas and strong,...

News | 15 Mar 2022 Press Release

Pandemic delivers Maersk record profit, but shipping giant is leaving tug workers behind

15 March 2022, Copenhagen Record profits being announced today by AP Moller-Maersk risk not being shared fairly with workers who delivered the company its...

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