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ITF Asia Pacific

Solidarity with transport unions in Asia Pacific

The ITF in Asia Pacific represents 1.1 million transport workers through its affiliates – the largest transport union membership outside of Europe. It covers 30 countries.

Our objectives are to: 

  • expand trade union membership
  • promote and conduct trade union education
  • strengthen the capacity of transport unions for solidarity
  • address HIV/AIDS-related issues 
  • promote gender activities and youth participation in ITF at all levels

We have offices in Delhi, Sydney and Tokyo. Delhi is the liaison office for India. The Sydney office is our base for the South Pacific (including Timor-Leste). The Tokyo office is our base for East Asia.

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ITF Asia Pacific News

News | 18 Nov 2020

ITF welcomes return to international rules for seafarers

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) welcomes the announcement this week by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) that it will be ending...

News | 17 Nov 2020

Governments must resolve Jag Anand, Anastasia stalemate and get seafarers home

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate around...

News | 09 Nov 2020

200,000 striking Bangladeshi maritime workers win decade-long battle for rights

Late last month, over 200,000 ‘naujan’, or river navigation workers, under the banner of the ITF-affiliated Bangladesh Noujan Shramik Federation (BNSF) won...

News | 03 Nov 2020 Press Release

Unions and employers partner on a project to ensure seafarers from the Philippines are ‘Covid-free’

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have launched an enhanced quarantine and testing...

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