RSS Feed https://www.itfglobal.org/en en Key workers can only protect us if we protect them https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/key-workers-can-only-protect-us-if-we-protect-them <span class="field-title">Key workers can only protect us if we protect them</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Covid19-keyworkers-ITF-global-post.jpg?itok=nVZnyJBR" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:00</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, we have seen images on news reports across the globe of empty shelves in supermarkets as ‘panic buying’ has sparked shortages of food and medicines.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The surge in demand driven by people stockpiling essential goods has highlighted to the millions of people at stores looking for toilet paper, paracetamol or pasta, the vulnerability and shock that Covid-19 has placed on global supply chains, and the workers that must sustain them through this crisis.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Our health workers are heroes but there are also many others on the frontlines. Protecting supply chain workers who are critical to defeating coronavirus, beyond the frontline emergency service workers, must be a priority for governments to ensure the supply of medical products, food and other essentials.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Agricultural workers continue to work in vulnerable conditions to ensure we have food. Transport workers, including seafarers and dockers are ensuring that essential goods continue to move around the world. Workers are keeping public services operating, so that other doctors and nurses can travel to where they are needed. Food delivery riders and drivers have become lifelines, delivering everyday items and keeping families and individuals in isolation. The same goes for manufacturing, warehouse, logistics and grocery store workers at every step of the way.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>What is now obvious to people worldwide is that these workers are indispensable in dealing with this emergency.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>This week, trade unions wrote to G20 leaders calling for an inclusive response to the Covid-19 pandemic that recognises and acts to protect the health, incomes and jobs of key workers fundamental to responding to, and eventually overcoming, this pandemic. This will also be key to stabilising economies and the real economic recovery. Alongside healthcare workers, supply chain and transport workers are putting their lives on the line to protect us all.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Governments and employers need to work together to identify workers affected by the crisis and take steps to protect them. This includes providing enhanced pay to reflect the risk of exposure to coronavirus, and income protection for other workers whose work has diminished as a result of the crisis. These measures should apply regardless of workers’ contractual status. Workers in the gig economy and other non-standard forms of employment should be the priority for income support and health and safety protection, they cannot be left at the back of the queue.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Critically, at every level, solutions must be found through genuine collective action between unions, governments, employers and institutions.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Measures must be taken to ensure immediate functioning and long-term sustainability of supply chains. Supply chains cannot be maintained without a workforce. The workers need to be supported to do their jobs, they need genuine remuneration and all their fundamental rights respected.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The world needs workers to continue transporting essential goods across borders to where they are most needed at any given time. It is vital that the world’s seafarers are granted exemptions from travel bans when joining or leaving their ships, in order to keep the world’s maritime supply chains functioning. Bottlenecks at national and even state borders on our roads causing unnecessary delays and interruptions to supply chains must also be dealt with.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>It is imperative that personal protective equipment is provided, that infection control and medical products are in the hands of those who need them the most, and that provisions are in place to support and care for impacted families. And workers must have an active voice in day to day health and safety management. As the risks in workplaces escalate on a daily basis, workers must be listened to about the best ways to keep everyone safe.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Now more than ever we need to support labour inspections to ensure health and safety and other standards are enforced, as well as workplace controls, protocols and training.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>What we are witnessing is a standout moment in history; a heroic effort by our frontline health workers, and all the supporting cast through supply chains, to lead us through this crisis. It is incumbent on those in power to give protections to workers vital to the Covid-19 response the tools to do their jobs, whether it’s through income support, equipment or workplace safety. They can only protect us if we protect them.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The G20 has committed to a massive pledge of USD5 trillion in an economic stimulus of unprecedented proportions. The pledge includes a massive boost for health, protections for workers, jobs and the economy and a commitment to international cooperation at a time when multilateralism and the capacity to deal with global challenges have been in decline. To implement these aspirations social dialogue with business and unions to design and deploy vital support is critical. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We remind business however, that they have a duty to respect human rights, which includes a responsibility to protect the health and safety of workers in their supply chains. We thank those companies working with unions to protect workers, jobs and keep supply chains open, but we call on others who are looking to their own profits to understand that they too are at risk.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>This pandemic has tragically exposed the inhumanity of a supply chain model which ruthlessly exploits working people, particularly women and migrants, through the denial of human and labour rights, poverty wages and insecure work. We must emerge from this crisis with new commitment to a model of shared prosperity and decent work for all. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>As we work our way through this crisis, we must learn lessons if we want to build strong, sustainable, more equal economies. A fragmented economic system with informal employment and diminishing labour rights isn’t going to cut it in the future.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/global-supply-chains" hreflang="en">global supply chains</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189710&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="jAtb3MG-0fsVYRCmsoefhP5n5q8BImmAMomLHSaka0M"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:00:56 +0000 barton_linda 189710 at https://www.itfglobal.org US maritime unions playing essential role in the Covid-19 fight https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/us-maritime-unions-playing-essential-role-in-covid-19-fight <span class="field-title">US maritime unions playing essential role in the Covid-19 fight</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/ITF_Covid-19_US_Unions-Banner_0.jpg?itok=NjeI54Xt" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Sun, 03/29/2020 - 23:06</span> <div class="field-body"><p>Last week, the government activated its two military hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, which will be docked in Los Angeles and New York City. </p> <p>The two 1000-bed military hospitals ships will provide California and New York additional hospital capacity, and vital relief to the both state’s hospitals that are reaching capacity due to the outbreak of Covid-19. </p> <p>The USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort are crewed by civil service mariners who operate and navigate the ship, load and off-load the cargo, assist with the repairs to mission equipment and provide essential services to keep the ships running. These mariners are represented by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) seafarers’ affiliates – the Seafarers International Union (SIU), the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) and the Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&amp;P).</p> <p>“The United States maritime unions have a long history of providing aide and assistance in times of need, and this is no exception. We will continue to work with the government and industry to overcome this crisis,” said David Heindel, secretary-treasurer of the Seafarers International Union and ITF Seafarers Section chair.</p> <p>ITF Dockers affiliates, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), are also aiding in the efforts. On Friday, ILWU Locals 13, 63 and 94 welcomed the USNS Mercy and worked together to tie up the ship as it docked in the Port of Los Angeles. </p> <p>“ILWU longshoremen, mechanics, marine clerks and foremen are heroes on the front line of the supply chain. Moving the economy, moving cargo; we are open for business. The assistance the ILWU provided in Los Angeles is just one example of how ILWU members are aiding in the efforts to stop the spread of Covid-19,” said Willie Adams, ILWU president and ITF Dockers’ Section vice chair. </p> <p>The USNS Comfort is expected to arrive in New York City on Monday, and the ILA will welcome the vessel and provide assistance to the relief efforts.</p> <p>“The dedication of ILA members to serve during this pandemic is inspirational. We share the goal to provide assistance to help other first-responders, to keep our ports open, and to ensure that the general public get the supplies they need,” said ILA President Harold Daggett.</p> <p>In addition to the important role the United States maritime unions are playing to assist with the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, seafarers and dockers unions are playing a critical role in keeping the supply chain moving. Despite the risk of infection to themselves and their families, workers are ensuring that essential medical supplies and goods are being delivered, unloaded and loaded onto vessels. </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--2" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189711&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="M0zhRYcnozOxs6ubSVvAbjX9_IpTAsRH_yXza1iM0xM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51831" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51831 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51831" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585553467"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Jackie N.W.Doe </div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 day 4 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Solidarity forever! Injury to one! injury to all! Success to one! Success to all! This thing will soon pass. God is our Strength.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51831&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-pOSu4h4P4Gp_MnJjrKXTtOZklmoqJMDdhe_HwcyQak"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51842" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51842 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51842" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585571585"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Denis Burke</div> <div class="c-comment-created">23 hours 57 minutes ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>S.I.U. answering the call once again. Wish I could be part of it, that’s what we’re all about.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51842&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="iYKY56TPeobKU-c-Jey3pfDojeLwNTXjhjhewdDRUVg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:06:02 +0000 luke_m 189711 at https://www.itfglobal.org Imagine a world if you can https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/imagine-world-if-you-can <span class="field-title">Imagine a world if you can</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Open%20letter%20global%20post%20copy.png?itok=qchczwU8" width="1690" height="953" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:33</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><em>The life of a seafarer: the “invisible” workforce that keeps world trade moving</em>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Ninety per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea. On any given day, there are more than 1.6 million seafarers working onboard 70,000 vessels worldwide. These men and women are transporting cargo and goods essential to businesses and people’s everyday lives that will sustain communities through the coronavirus pandemic. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Ships transport goods to the east, to the west, to the north and to the south – everything from food and household goods to raw material like oil, iron and ore, through to industrial goods like hospital equipment and ventilators. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>For a few minutes, we want you to consider the life and welfare of the workers, the seafarers onboard these vessels, who are far from home but on the front line of this global emergency.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Imagine staying onboard a ship with limited space for six, eight or 10 months, working 10-12 hours per day, seven days a week. Imagine being away from your family and friends for months at a time, sailing across the seas, connecting global supply chains, out of sight to ensure that people receive their daily essential goods.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Now imagine having to stay onboard for an unspecified amount of time after 10 months’ work, because governments are banning you from transiting through their country to get home or allowing your relief access to join the ship. Or worse, imagine being abandoned in a port with no money and being sent home to your family because your employer is withholding your earnings.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>It’s not easy to imagine, unless you’re a seafarer.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, every day the ITF is dealing with cases and situations where seafarers cannot move freely to safely sign on and off from ships due to the increasing number of restrictions being placed by national governments on the movement or people in and out of their countries. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The irony of the situation is that governments that are dependent on the transportation of essential goods by sea that will aid their citizens ability to get through this unprecedented crisis, are some of the same governments that are denying seafarers the right to go home and are restricting crew changeovers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The ITF are calling on the vital role of seafarers in this extraordinary crisis to be recognised, and that they be treated as ‘key workers’, regardless of their nationality.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ITF, and our maritime affiliates, urge governments, politicians, port and flag state authorities, employers and consumers in general to remember that our capacity to respond to this pandemic is reliant on the transportation of goods by the world’s seafarers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>These seafarers are humans too, their health and safety are as important as anyone else’s. So please take a moment to acknowledge their sacrifice, and let’s all ensure they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve so that they can continue to provide their vital services to keep the world moving. </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--3" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189702&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="YJVzHuc-M4if4uRM7L9hXQiuZYodxs1ogZGelX5BTgk"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51766" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51766 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51766" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585055510"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Isham Singh</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>The life in Sea ## so hard ## so Diffficult !! Like now is more dangers ## Cororna ##</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51766&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="kLR-nkmlE34WbOC8TE0BFrUhzCLcydaohwZhdc7jEGU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51771" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51771 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51771" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585062624"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Arunn Bhatia</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 22 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Who is to blame for long contracts at sea? Seafarer or cost cutting manning agencies?<br /> Why are seafarers contract workers, why not permanent staff?<br /> Why is poor communication for seafarers with their families when high speed internet is available?</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51771&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="dw4qq4ble7vP1s4J6qs94mPqkeQaHX43cuVZ2BQved8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51812" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51812 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51812" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585388552"></mark> <footer> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/en/comment/51771#comment-51771" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Arunn Bhatia</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Chris</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 days 3 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Very nice comment,so true...</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51812&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="CpPgAtszqdps_F7CAGgqdWriHoJ9ZPaiPWPYNeYgs7w"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51772" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51772 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51772" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585080244"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Capt Chandra Kant pandey</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 17 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Fleet Management is not providing even Mask sanitizer and basic things which are required in this pandemic.Forget about sign off.Most of the ship staff are due for sign off.Nobody cares for seafarers</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51772&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="cyPL8O1P3-oSe_IzbHvsJ6sgnGyVTjqDDh8TQ0hbqsM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51773" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51773 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51773" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585087545"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Rohan mhatre</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 15 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Atlist provide ectra internet</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51773&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="lXu1-r0GzwSFCf_RFodtvZj-V8F4gvAt91I5N25AP78"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51774" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51774 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51774" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585087673"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Rohan mhatre</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 15 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Atlist basic pay for due to joiners</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51774&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="KmjHIyY7isSwQeU-KpwZTuY9lLUcuqZamd68iAfFuN0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51775" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51775 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51775" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585098212"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Thomas Sebastian </div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 12 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We urge the concerned Governments,Employers,the flag states and the people of the globe to do the needful to effect crew change at this crisis.<br /> Motivate and respect seafarers and show to the world that seafarers are important to us</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51775&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="64ttoE6kwLluzuR67o69dRFSFvVIrFiphbCljpYLCjA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51777" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51777 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51777" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585114468"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Neeraj</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 7 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Seafarers who are due for sign off need to go home yo see their family.They should be repatriated in this crisis of corona virus.ITf is not doing the needfull.No fruitful action is being taken by iTf</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51777&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="HMaJkx1P41-Ozz0JKKjWKWuR6UpKYufi38N-L_2ZLYM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51778" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51778 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51778" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585115210"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Vivek Kumar</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 7 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Need support for seafarer from all over world government, crew change is serious matter. please think more and more</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51778&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="VbLsiVM9EPtyMq0BinDXyUSOBtmKFAJRiu0yRrOIcsM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51780" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51780 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51780" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585138554"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Kenneth</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 1 hour ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Now they know how it feels to be isolated for a long time. We were already doing this since we began sailing.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51780&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="g4UD5oruAoGAHewlA434mLydVQ-X_WyT60PioWzN468"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51781" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51781 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51781" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585139251"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Daniel</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 1 hour ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We just disembark from a cruise line company because of the covid19, some crew members only have one month on board , company should pay a minimum basic salary?</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51781&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="AHCj8Woyy8XJeHv8OGRZutlB90L3jVJTHsLfNfJHjBE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51782" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51782 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51782" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585139479"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Anna Booth</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>As a seafarer on a tanker, me and my ship mates feel safe onboard our vessel. My captain can control who comes onboard. Last port call only inbound and outbound pilot came onboard. All cargo operations were done by email or radio or standing apart on the jetty - like STS. Stores and provisions came by barge within face to face contact.<br /> I think our ship is COVID free.<br /> Even though our contract may be extended, have the potential relievers been in isolation or tested prior to joining? They could bring COVID to the safe ship!<br /> Depending where and when I go home and via which route...how long will I have to spend in isolation before I can rejoin my family.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51782&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="nwFiuUSGi0LKBwJoGSvPZYeIcJQT2J-8d5qIMNPCJyk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51785" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51785 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51785" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585149397"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Let them go home </div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days 22 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Let them go home</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51785&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="1jfelL0vPAX5kqEA-E6MmGBA6Uktnb9RuPAw0v6JZ0M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51786" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51786 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51786" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585149835"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Dexter Richards</div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days 22 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Good day,</p> <p>Please keep us all seafarers updated regarding the progress of this letter. Thank you</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51786&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0CO63ofsPl-NVI3q1RNgopxqOHxb8S0WS8Xec1aTlmY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51787" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51787 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51787" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585153914"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Darwish Shala</div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days 20 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>I was fortunate to be associated with best seafarer ever, good heart great giver, full of love and care, on top of that he is a straight forward honest and smart.... this man is Eric Sweeney , I am sure that every seafarer has more than one great driver in his life.💖💖</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51787&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Fk36ZaMmJq_t_9On3LXgyt-FQYXfOGdg8ss7ONIhrNA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51788" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51788 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51788" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585195402"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Captain </div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days 9 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>To provide hazard pay to all seafarer whenever calling in a known COVID-19 infected ports just like transiting in a HRA’s.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51788&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="QFKdWfamQXEqB3ngWkecxHJWDQuIV7Hch-W44vDUUqc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51789" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51789 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51789" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585209433"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Vignes Rao</div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days 5 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We should get a pay raise for the difficulties we are going thru. Nothing to compared to the public heroes on land but we deserve some recognition as well.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51789&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="6l6anx0YEeln931_tepXWBGOwR2hclHAVVyYl2pOYVo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51790" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51790 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51790" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585210230"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">SIDDHARTH SURI</div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days 5 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We've got your sympathy - thank you! ... Can we get some decision's.... Recognize the importance ....</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51790&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="YsFjbZ-3HN7sVp9h9wMWKGGWshie5O_juBBXOtfqlGA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51793" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51793 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51793" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585226534"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">capt.gared </div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>true..and some port treated seafarers like virus .they dont even allow seafares to step down at the ganaway..</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51793&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gjgCuMKoMBQVpYXyEUTZ7vuwVl5hCiNOuK0z83NIiaA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51794" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51794 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51794" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585228804"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Amber</div> <div class="c-comment-created">5 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>If you are a seafarer who would like to speak to a journalist about your experiences please e-mail me on amber.milne@thomsonreuters.com</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51794&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jER_6dgzOqj_6FpTJcJNPn1JJoJUbzQUUmGkc8RebHQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51798" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51798 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51798" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585251979"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Юрий </div> <div class="c-comment-created">4 days 17 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Аминь!</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51798&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="I36tg38TlWIsfXsOIDZ6MLZNOQmjvfaQfUzZzjBMGwg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51811" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51811 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51811" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585372617"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Giannis Fytagkoridis</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 days 8 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>These seafarers are humans too...i was not treated like a human on 90% of the ports that I have been to and now I cannot go home after 7 months onboard and to make things even worst I don't even know when it will be possible to go home.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51811&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="uuO7pOxkGLKTiKJjdEQaoYkhAeNRJAkzW_zdfHikj3A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51822" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51822 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51822" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585456529"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">mimivigilancia@yahoo.com</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 days 7 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>pls to maritimeofficials give them a salary even during the time they finish their contact when they were in their home until they again resumed to their respective works pls be conern about their finsncial condition</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51822&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="PwlQGhfoXClW6X-aC5h-xiljb8U-_ofpwFuE2y_6X9M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51827" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51827 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51827" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585489316"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Master Oye</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 day 22 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Please tell how we will go home again??? No flights no nothing!!!! Do we have to stay and die on-board??</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51827&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3DXgsIM5Ae9SN_tLerLucPugNlWXQkPoK3zrlmdCtRI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51832" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51832 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51832" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585560925"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ninfa Martinez</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 day 2 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Indeed, world sustenance and commerce are of no doubt provided by seafarers onboard ships plying the seven seas. Without them manning those ships, who would have thought that countries with its people enjoy the basic necessities of life much more the mundane things of experiencing the beauty of nature and other people's culture, to name a few; thru the cruise provided for by other ships?<br /> Kudos to you seafarers! Wherever you are coming from and with what responsibility you perform onboard.<br /> To me, you are no doubt also a frontliner....not in tending the sick from this Covid 19, but in looking after the physical well being of all peoples in the world by virtue of their access to the food, clothing and shelter your ships bring along to all countries near or far.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51832&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8tFxVqCrJq81Mo3_GFmahryN2uLA-8_iIFbkFpUCypQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51854" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51854 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51854" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585630304"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Wasantha p.</div> <div class="c-comment-created">7 hours 39 minutes ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>For new buildings &amp; existing ships must have separate rooms(withe separate air conditioning) to use Pandemic situations....pls consider....</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51854&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8XYVWRqHreeUIqucEuO2Uo7WHM4wHkPhOAUN9UDPIHE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51857" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51857 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51857" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585649083"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Boakye-Boampong Nana kwabena</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 hours 26 minutes ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Kudos to our Galant seafarers<br /> I salute you<br /> Keep saving the world</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51857&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="NAqU24eO4cXQ6NdbpmfeYz38GIVR0shuof1WxTdOitM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:33:26 +0000 Natalie 189702 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF calls on Maersk to protect their workers during the Covid-19 crisis https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-calls-maersk-protect-their-workers-during-covid-19-crisis <span class="field-title">ITF calls on Maersk to protect their workers during the Covid-19 crisis</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Maersk.jpg?itok=znvunvLb" width="1690" height="1123" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:48</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">On the day of the AP Moller Maersk annual general meeting, the ITF has made a statement to the company AGM following up </span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-itf-global-demands-governments-and-employers"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">its calls for action in the wider transport industries during the Covid-19 pandemic</span></a><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">At this time of grave danger for the maritime industry, and to the wellbeing of transport workers, the ITF has called on Maersk to show responsibility for all its workers in its extended supply chain at sea and ashore.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ITF and its affiliates represents seafarers, dockers, tug boat workers and inland transport workers within Maersk. They have called on the company to ensure they have in place Personal Protective Equipment to guard against the transmission risks of Covid-19. Also, for full pay to be provided in the unfortunate instances that the virus is caught by any worker, or should that worker have to go into self-isolation as a precaution. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Ships must be able to sail in order to ensure the export and import of vital goods and medicines, and for this to happen crew changes must be carried out while infection control measures are observed. Currently, the ITF is dealing every day with situations where seafarers cannot move freely to safely sign on and off ships. This is due to the increasing number of restrictions being placed by national governments on movements in and out of their country. Therefore, governments need to recognise the vital role of seafarers in this extraordinary crisis, and for them to be treated as ‘key workers’, regardless of nationality.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ITF, and our maritime affiliates representing seafarers and dockers, are also asking flag states to take proper responsibility for the health and wellbeing of all workers and passengers onboard their vessels when there are cases of Covid-19, and this includes flags of convenience.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">In its statement to the Maersk AGM the ITF also reiterated its concern in respect of Maersk Line business operations with the Melbourne port of convenience. These issues have been identified, and the ITF has advised the company that it expects a constructive and committed ongoing dialogue to resolve them.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>END</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>ABOUT THE ITF</span></span></strong><span><span>: The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is a democratic global union federation of nearly 700 transport workers trade unions representing around 20 million workers in 150 countries. The ITF works to improve the lives of transport workers globally, encouraging and organising international solidarity among its network of affiliates. The ITF represents the interests of transport workers' unions in bodies that take decisions affecting jobs, employment conditions and safety in the transport industry.<br /> <br /> For the latest news about Covid-19 and the ITF visit: </span></span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/focus/covid-19"><span>https://www.itfglobal.org/en/focus/covid-19</span></a></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--4" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189700&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="K1IYjYg7tM1uGKFpV-ueuDFV_ZKS_c1WLaIe4ZcH74w"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51769" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51769 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51769" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585059162"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ballah kpadeh</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 23 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We hope so</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51769&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="HwKZETIHxQG2ZOjIrS4c7aL3OpKZ4Wpg6lrt7wHBMmQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:48:19 +0000 barton_linda 189700 at https://www.itfglobal.org Thank you transport workers for keeping the world moving https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/thank-you-transport-workers-keeping-world-moving <span class="field-title">Thank you transport workers for keeping the world moving</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Thank%20you_Linda%20NS%20post_Thank%20you%20v1.png?itok=-9_IJcIv" width="1690" height="953" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:12</span> <div class="field-body"><p><em>Message from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton</em></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Dear friends,</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>I am proud to be the general secretary of an organisation that represents transport workers at this time of need. The outbreak and spread of Covid-19 has once again served to highlight just how reliant humanity and global supply chains are on transport workers keeping the world moving.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Transport workers are often the unseen heroes, who are not always recognised for the sacrifices they make. But this crisis has shown the incredible contribution our members are making in the fight against Covid-19 around the world.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Transport workers are the lifeblood of a global economy linking supply chains and keeping the world moving, and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We must also recognise the risk that transport workers face on the frontlines. For many of our members the public need is often put before their own personal safety and, at times, their families.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Without this dedication, we would see workers, including doctors and nurses, struggling to get to work, supply chains failing, and passengers stranded across the globe.</span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Yet, when I talk to a flight attendant, a bus driver or a docker, I find it incredible humbling that the last thing that ever gets mentioned is themselves and their needs. Their focus is on getting the job done and ensuring that all our lives can continue in the best way possible.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>For many families and communities, I know that there is genuine concern for their loved ones working in the transport sector. This is only natural, especially as governments around the world have ordered lockdowns and advised people to remain indoors.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>But I want to reassure you that the ITF and its affiliates are committed to ensure that we do everything possible to protect our workers, their families, and shine a light on the contribution so many transport workers are making.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>It shouldn’t matter whether you are a seafarer or aviation worker, bus driver or tourism worker, your right to return home safely has to be the priority. This is an incredibly important issue as our members try to keep the global economy moving.</span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>I remind every member of our community to stop and think about how the food in grocery stores and the medicine in pharmacies got there. Think about the other transport workers who now need your support given the uncertain future they face given the huge challenges that the tourism and aviation sectors face in the near future. Consider the thousands of jobs and communities that rely of these vitally important sectors.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>I hope that you come to the same conclusions as I do. The world’s transport workers deserve the same commitment and support as everyone of us who are reliant on them to get us through this pandemic. It’s time for us to ask not what transport workers do for us, but what we can do for them.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>In unity and solidarity,</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Stephen Cotton<br /> ITF General Secretary</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--5" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189699&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="bwO9Dgz91_axnhfhABsIkWyjdi3BlZart6eYMtn__BY"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51770" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51770 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51770" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585062562"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ravi B</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 22 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>As a seafarer, how to leave our family behind to ungrateful companies with long contracts and not knowing when we will get back.<br /> Few suggestion for companies:<br /> 1. As a contractual employee you cannot call them key/essential workers as there are no benefits, make seafarers permanent employees same as shore staff.<br /> 2. Life and medical Insurance needs to be increased by employees especially during this pandemic and continue thereafter.<br /> 3. Reduce contract periods.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51770&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jDVvh7cqnpE0zRUxYgdWLk9UMeGGSjGwJE_BbESwU6I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51783" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51783 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51783" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585141649"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Kabiro Sanneh</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>I am grateful for your appointment and I will be always happy to work under your leadership.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51783&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="JpimmvcfwR9xWUHhyikhnr-AN1QB2t3ImpOzrXVU5cU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51796" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51796 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51796" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585235006"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Joe</div> <div class="c-comment-created">4 days 22 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Matatu road transport informal workers in Kenya are working extra hard sanitizing passengers and transporting citizens to their upcountry homes, exposing themselves to the risks of contracting the Covid19 virus. What should we do to informal workers during and after the pandemic?</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51796&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="tPqZLTomiMqyOLCEfNZpJfZ6tYx4qsN43sutFToDjMo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:12:57 +0000 barton_linda 189699 at https://www.itfglobal.org Public transport workers in North Africa unite https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/public-transport-workers-in-north-africa-unite <span class="field-title">Public transport workers in North Africa unite</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/OPT%20NA%202.jpg?itok=YMmjQt-7" width="1690" height="1268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:18</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>Unions for urban transport workers in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have joined forces at a workshop in Tunis to discuss how to work together under the <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/sector/urban-transport">Our Public Transport programme</a>. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Activists from the FNTT, UMT and UGTT shared updates on the current situation of public transport in Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis. All the cities have extensive rail, tram, bus and metro systems, plus cable car and ferry in Algiers. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>There has been a growth in passenger numbers in recent years, but this has not kept up the expansion of private car use. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>One of the issues faced by workers in all the countries is a lack of investment in public transport infrastructure and old vehicles. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>A key issue for all workers is health and safety. Some bus fleets are made up of second-hand buses imported from Europe, but the maintenance and supply of spare parts for these vehicles can be difficult. Furthermore, the old buses have a negative impact on the health of workers as well as the local environment. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The unions are also dealing with the impact of new technology, with more passengers using apps for live bus and train schedules. Some of the unions reported that they have been working with taxi unions and associations of drivers, as well as drivers for app-based transport companies. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The unions will continue to work together in the region to strengthen union solidarity, and develop strategies for integrated public transport in Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/our-public-transport" hreflang="en">our public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/public-transport" hreflang="en">public transport</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--6" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189697&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="4Y1ya56QBT1_Nn8j58xF4Gmm-v568wqCahZQbzedV78"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:18:40 +0000 andy_k-g 189697 at https://www.itfglobal.org Covid-19: ITF global demands for governments and employers https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-itf-global-demands-governments-and-employers <span class="field-title">Covid-19: ITF global demands for governments and employers</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/ITF_Covid-19_News_Banner1690x950-1.jpg?itok=IkG7kBpH" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:09</span> <div class="field-body"><p>Covid-19 is issuing the world an unprecedented collective challenge. Across the world – workers, employers and governments - must work together to minimise the damage done.<br /> <br /> Transport workers are the lifeblood of a global economy linking supply chains and keeping the world moving, and vital to successfully responding to the challenge of Covid-19.<br /> <br /> Today, more than ever, transport workers will ensure that essential supplies reach those who need them, whether they are seafarers, dockers, truck drivers, warehouse workers or delivery drivers. Cabin crew, pilots and aviation workers will continue to repatriate people to their home countries. Public transport workers will make sure those who need to can still get to work, or access hospitals for treatment.<br /> <br /> The ITF believes that existing international labour standards and the protection of labour rights are crucial to the success of our efforts to contain Covid-19.<br /> <br /> We all share a duty of care towards our fellow human beings, although the differences in our power to create change places more of a burden on some. Governments bear the greatest responsibility – but so do the employers.<br /> <br /> In line with the statement of the Council of Global Union (CGU) issued on March 12, the ITF calls for immediate action in five key areas:<br /> <br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Protecting workers vital to the Covid-19 response<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Putting health and safety first<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Providing income protection for all workers<br /> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Government-led stimulus to keep the economy going<br /> 5.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maintaining sustainable supply chains<br /> <br /> Transport unions globally will play their part connecting global supply chains and keeping the world moving. The ITF is calling on both governments and employers to action in each of the areas.</p> <h3><br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Protecting workers vital to the Covid-19 response</h3> <p>Supply chains are crucial to the movement of goods around the world, including medicines, food, equipment, and supplies critical to dealing with Covid-19. Transport workers should be recognised as providing a vital service in the struggle against Covid-19.<br /> <br /> Key points:</p> <ul> <li>Transport workers in all sectors should be considered vital to the success of the global struggle against Covid-19 for the duration of the pandemic and to resettling supply chains post the virus.</li> <li>Transport and other vital workers required to work in contact with people outside the home should receive enhanced income protection and have guaranteed compensation paid to their dependents in the case of Covid-19 infection leading to fatality or critical illness.</li> <li>Workers in all industries, including those providing a vital service to the struggle with Covid-19, should be provided with regular free testing for the virus, as part of having their core labour rights respected.<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>2.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Putting health and safety first</h3> <p>Government and employers must work with trade unions to pinpoint threats to workers’ rights and welfare. They should plan and take action to help stop the spread of Covid-19.<br /> <br /> Key points:</p> <ul> <li>Recognise that worker participation should be the core principle of Covid-19 health and safety management systems. International research proves this is the best way to ensure safety. Workforce representatives must have an equal role in drawing up and checking Covid-19 health and safety measures.</li> <li>Work with unions to pinpoint both the new pressures Covid-19 puts on workers, and the measures needed to lessen the impact of these pressures (such as reduced working hours, increased rest times without loss of pay, counselling etc).</li> <li>Set up Covid-19 inspectorates charged with going into operating services and checking they are using the right methods to reduce worker exposure and the further spread of the virus.</li> </ul> <p>Additional points:</p> <ul> <li>Work with unions and workers to identify Covid-19 risk levels for all operations and tasks.</li> <li>Provide free testing for workers in services vital to success (including transport, delivery and logistics). &nbsp;</li> <li>Work out what personal protective equipment and supplies are needed to best protect workers in at risk areas/tasks and provide them.</li> <li>Pay special attention to low-wage workers, for example sub-contracted or migrant workers, as well as women and workers with health conditions. These workers are at a higher risk of contagion because poverty and ill-health reduce people’s immunity. Poverty is also linked to overcrowded and unhealthy housing.</li> <li>Workers’ medical and personal information is safeguarded, especially that of migrant workers. Information sharing should be needs-based and anonymised if possible.<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>3.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Providing income protection for all workers</h3> <p>The income of workers and their families will aid the stabilisation of the global economy. Income support for all workers, including for part-time, migrant, non-resident, precarious, ‘gig’ and informal workers, is essential to cover the cost of housing, electricity, food and other essential items.<br /> <br /> Key points:</p> <ul> <li>Workers laid off, or otherwise stood down (stand-down workers), due to Covid-19 should have their incomes protected by measures for all stand-down workers whether through collective bargaining (e.g. Denmark) or government payments (e.g. New Zealand).</li> <li>All workers in non-standard, precarious jobs should be paid above, or at the rate of their average income over 12 months so they do not suffer any real loss in pay.</li> <li>Across our societies, women bear the brunt of caring for others. The extra burden on women workers must be compensated by additional steps to protect their income and jobs.</li> <li>Workers who become infected by Covid-19 must be guaranteed paid sick leave from the first day. Workers in non-standard, precarious jobs should be paid above or at the level of their average income over the last 12 months.<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>4.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Government-led stimulus to keep the economy going</h3> <p>Governments should spend money to protect jobs and the economy, including small- and medium-sized businesses, and by doing so protect workers’ wages and welfare.<br /> <br /> Key points:</p> <ul> <li>All government spending measures must put people before profit. All corporate aid packages must put workers’ welfare and income first. Governments should take ownership of key transport companies where necessary.</li> <li>Work with unions to identify chances to redeploy stand-down workers into vital services during the crisis</li> <li>Ensure fast transfers of knowledge and technology to contain Covid-19. Collaboration and teamwork should guide the international response, not profiteering.</li> <li>Intellectual property, trade regulations, and trade sanctions must not be allowed to slow down the transfer of treatment and containment measures. &nbsp;</li> <li>To make sure poor countries can focus their attention and spending on vital actions - like containment measures, healthcare and the movement of goods- their existing debts must be forgiven. The crisis cannot be used to create more debt.</li> </ul> <p>Additional points:</p> <ul> <li>Multilateral institutions must ensure that all countries have the necessary resources to contain the Covid-19 virus.</li> <li>Identify skills needed in the post Covid-19 economy and set up training for workers currently unable to work (stand-down workers).<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>5.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maintaining sustainable supply chains</h3> <p>All employers have a duty of care for workers in their supply chains, especially those who are dependent self-employed or working for dependent contractors. Evidence shows that today’s supply chains are rife with health and safety problems. Without action to ensure the same Covid-19 health and safety steps are taken across the supply chain, its safety as a whole can’t be ensured.<br /> <br /> Key points:</p> <ul> <li>Contracts must ensure that every employer in the chain takes action to protect workers from Covid-19 and other safety risks. Only in this way can employers fulfil their duty of care.</li> <li>Employers at every stage of the supply chain must abide by existing Labour standards.</li> <li>Health and safety management systems based on worker participation must be maintained within and between companies in the supply chain.</li> </ul> <p>Additional points:</p> <ul> <li>Necessary training and personal protective equipment and disinfectants should be provided to small-scale contractors (such as delivery drivers) in delivery networks.</li> <li>Employers should work with trade unions to assess the risk level of their direct employees’ living conditions. If found to be high risk (overcrowded, insanitary conditions), employers should help establish temporary accommodation where WHO healthcare guidelines can be followed.</li> <li>Employers should share information about the procedures they have adopted with companies, or self-employed workers (such as delivery drivers) in their supply chain.</li> <li>Employers should work with unions to allow those workers whose jobs can be done remotely to work from home, providing them with the necessary equipment.</li> <li>Employers should check that suppliers, contractors and others in their supply chain are following these guidelines.</li> </ul> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--7" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=189698&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="kK7IJqmZjraPA_I9kaqXfN-TCxzIswM694tHDSo8nek"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51810" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51810 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51810" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585349656"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">arnel c. raz</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 days 14 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>what about the seafarers can not join the ship because of covid 19</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51810&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-7wItjrEWlY-YGkv2eduH0YZEF3tLTYiDklhWlxxIqA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:09:14 +0000 barton_linda 189698 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF and ICS calls on global agencies to keep maritime industry moving in Covid-19 crisis https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-and-ics-calls-global-agencies-keep-maritime-industry-moving-in-covid-19-crisis <span class="field-title">ITF and ICS calls on global agencies to keep maritime industry moving in Covid-19 crisis</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Algeria3.jpeg?itok=6u7upuFV" width="1690" height="1167" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 03/19/2020 - 13:19</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The ITF and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have jointly written an open <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/news/files/Joint%20open%20letter%20to%20UN%20agencies%20from%20global%20maritime%20transport%20industry%20and%20seafarers.pdf">letter</a> to the United Nations agencies for the global maritime industry calling on them to recognise the vital role of seafarers in this extraordinary crisis.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The letter says this should include ensuring that all seafarers, regardless of nationality, are treated as ‘key workers’ and that governments of UN member states are made aware of the critical role seafarers play to the world trade.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>In addition, the ITF and ICS request that:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span>this topic be added urgently to the appropriate high-level meetings</span></span></li> <li><span><span>national governments call tripartite meetings to find immediate solutions to the challenges facing seafarers in performing their duties, in particular crew change and the movement of seafarers</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span>ITF seafarers’ section chair David Heindel welcomed the joint letter: “Governments, workers’ unions and social partners need to come together and agree practical and necessary measures to ensure that seafarers are provided protection in order to safeguard their health and the health of all maritime workers they are in contact with.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“Governments also need to put in place procedures to facilitate the movement of seafarers to and from the vessels so that they are not unduly impacted when trying to get on with the job and keep cargo moving”.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The ICS represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80 percent of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The full text of the joint letter:</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>JOINT OPEN LETTER TO UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES FROM THE GLOBAL MARITIME TRANSPORT INDUSTRY</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>FACILITATING CREW CHANGES TO KEEP WORLD TRADE MOVING THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 CRISIS</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>To:<br /> Director General, United Nations International Labour Organization Secretary-General, United Nations International Maritime Organization Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Director General, World Health Organization. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><em>As the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold it is vital that all governments keep maritime trade moving by continuing to allow commercial ships access to ports worldwide and by facilitating the movement and rapid changeover of ships’ crews. </em></span></span></p> <p><span><span>We are writing on behalf of the International Chamber Shipping (ICS), which represents the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage, and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which speaks on behalf of approximately two million seafarers who operate the world’s internationally-trading commercial ships. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>As the COVID-19 pandemic takes hold, it is important for the world’s governments to fully understand that around 90% of global trade is transported by commercial shipping, which moves the world’s food, energy and raw materials, as well as manufactured goods and components – including vital medical supplies and many products sold in supermarkets, items that are necessary (due to complex supply chains) for the preservation of many jobs in manufacturing – without which modern society simply cannot function. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>In this time of global crisis, it is more important than ever to keep supply chains open and maritime trade and transport moving. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>In particular, this means keeping the world’s ports open for calls by visiting commercial ships, and facilitating crew changes and the movement of ships’ crews with as few obstacles as possible. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Every month, around 100,000 seafarers need to be changed over from the ships which they operate in order to comply with relevant international maritime regulations, governing safe working hours and crew welfare, so that they can continue to transport global trade safely. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>We therefore wish to emphasise the vital need for the world’s professional merchant seafarers to be granted appropriate exemptions from any national travel restrictions, when joining or leaving their ships, in order to keep the world’s maritime supply chains functioning. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>In view of their vital role during the global pandemic, we suggest that professional seafarers, regardless of nationality, should be treated as any other international ‘key workers’, such as airline crew and medical personnel. As such, they should be afforded special consideration and, notwithstanding the need to comply with emergency health protocols, treated with pragmatism and understanding when seeking to travel to and from their ships. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>We therefore call on your organisations to highlight the critical importance of this issue with the governments of your member states.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>We request, as a matter of urgency, that this topic be added to the agenda of appropriate high level meetings, and that national authorities in your organisations’ member states should be encouraged to engage immediately with their national shipowners’ association and national seafarers’ union, in order to find rapid solutions to this serious problem which otherwise risks impeding global efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Yours faithfully, </span></span></p> <p><span><span>_____________________________ </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Guy Platten, Secretary General International Chamber of Shipping </span></span></p> <p><span><span>________________________________ </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Stephen Cotton, General Secretary International Transport Workers’ Federation </span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/dockers" hreflang="en">dockers </a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--8" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188995&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="9T1VauZep4TCcF00VTUO3HTdmblLba2hYIYIfgyqsPM"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51752" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51752 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51752" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584778094"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Jerome Fernando </div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 3 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>From which crew change over will start sir</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51752&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="66Mzo8ESFZiuRjzK1bjZ7UAfoblyY0yLpWFKB4bVT7Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51753" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51753 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51753" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584778120"></mark> <footer> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/en/comment/51752#comment-51752" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Jerome Fernando </a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Jerome </div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 3 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>From which date</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51753&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="VM6g_aYCJ3Z5zhQVKNqTJjPe2j-Erx_QMsRDocOYEjw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51829" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51829 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51829" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585547552"></mark> <footer> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/en/comment/51753#comment-51753" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Jerome </a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">app</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 day 6 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>In this app we well deal all verification about licines,car,sim,and online vechicalShah g tracker</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51829&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="D6sIpMO19PV7T1REjlr6PMdAUCJoBsvAxEkzvixJYzo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div></div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51760" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51760 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51760" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584950904"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Harry L.Almerol</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 1 day ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We have complete Docs,Flight ticket..etc...,but still cant go back home....</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51760&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="kpp9W3AZo5XvkNii9WNomV9pBVH35iKAiueyh6FlwwQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51830" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51830 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51830" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585548133"></mark> <footer> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/en/comment/51760#comment-51760" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Harry L.Almerol</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">app</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 day 6 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>In this app we well deal all verification about licines,car,sim,and online vechicalShah g tracker</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51830&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8Psq-MXV4QKxM33ysOeb4tlDfuXZhVV4EX-3IbVD5SI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51784" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51784 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51784" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585142547"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Kabiru Sanneh</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>As a member of IMHA member in The Gambia Ports.<br /> As a ITF Seafarers Help Member in The Gambia Ports, I thanks all of your good relation services to all Seafarers all over the world for Corona Virus. </p> <p>I am appealing from any advise from you about the cases of Corona Virus, the ships that are coming and going out of the country.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51784&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-V0IQMUZDNeuRyPQakdneKZYlxZU3GKAOyyzkFny6Cc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 13:19:13 +0000 andy_k-g 188995 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF agrees to crew contract extensions  https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-agrees-crew-contract-extensions <span class="field-title">ITF agrees to crew contract extensions </span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Seafarers-01.jpg?itok=TvRPeFDn" width="1690" height="1122" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:09</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span>The explosive spread of coronavirus has led to more and more countries introducing and imposing travel restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. Global shipping has been hit hard by the coronavirus with disruption to the industry reverberating through global supply chains and throughout the global economy.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“The shipping industry plays a pivotal role in the global logistics chain, with 90 percent of the world’s goods transported by sea. It is essential that disruption to trade is minimised to ensure the steady supply of food, medicines and to consumers across the world in this hour of dire need for communities worldwide,” said ITF maritime coordinator, Jacqueline Smith.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>In recent days, the European Union joined a growing list of countries and territories across the globe to approve travel bans in an effort to slow down the pandemic. The bans, and other measures including self-isolation and ‘social distancing’ have been introduced to allow hospitals, doctors and medical professionals more time to deal with this emergency, to reduce the odds that the number of people needing treatment surges past hospital capacity.</span></span> </span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Yet, the impact of the travel restrictions is being felt by some of the key labour providing countries in the global shipping industry. The Philippines and Ukraine are amongst those countries that have closed their borders, which has made crew changes practically impossible to implement. The ITF has also learned that most flag states have been issuing exemptions from the maximum service periods prescribed within the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the ITF has agreed to the extension of Seafarer Employment Agreements for up to one month in order to mitigate problems surrounding the replacement of crew,” said Smith.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The ITF has decided that during the period from 17 March 2020 to 16 April 2020, the federation will not challenge extensions of contracts of up to one month even when extensions push the service periods of seafarers past the maximum allowable under relevant ITF approved collective bargaining agreements or the MLC.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“Extension will only be provided when individual seafarers consent to such extensions,” said Smith. “This also goes without saying the wishes of any individual seafarer should be taken into account, and should a seafarer have a solid case for being repatriated at the end of their contract regardless of travel restrictions, their case will be evaluated further by the ITF and our social partners,” she said.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The ITF today also reiterated its call for all sectors of the shipping industry to continue working together to keep the vital flow of raw materials and supplies moving.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><em><span><span>For specific advice seafarers should <a href="https://itfseafarers.org/en/look-up"><span>contact an ITF Inspector</span></a> or contact our dedicated seafarer support team via email at <a href="mailto:seafsupport@itf.org.uk"><span>seafsupport@itf.org.uk</span></a>.</span></span></em></span></span></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p><span><span> </span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--9" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188991&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="PpX9JXOe_18FAfRGsGmZxI4elDX7orltW1wO8YI1gVw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51751" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51751 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51751" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584678080"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Haresh Sadhwani </div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 4 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>It is very important decision making step by Authorities to make a, Go &amp; No Go ,about Crew and cargo related matters. There will be high risk involved but as mentioned by Industry peers, things must move,,,,<br /> Hopefully things improve</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51751&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="VNxsSf71GK07vYkLxlhsKsJJ9KLP2EaawGjduYlSsDk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51754" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51754 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51754" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584780192"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">AY</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 3 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>It is indeed a great move. However nobody has realised that there are people onboard who have completed 10 months or maybe more need to go home. In this time of uncertainty you just gave companies a go ahead to extend contracts without any exemptions.<br /> Great move indeed.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51754&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="_CEKQai2W3keaw9OizlPj6VnsggTBVREp1uoZ76dc6Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51755" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51755 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51755" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584807181"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">M. Y.</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 2 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>It would be nice if You insist that companies compensate the seafarers for the extending of their contracts with percentage of the received salary as bonus for the extended period...</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51755&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="yEYb3Dvgizw0iE6PfsJ0tjuR9p2f4H71C877SX_Pf5c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 09:09:49 +0000 Natalie 188991 at https://www.itfglobal.org International Workers' Day https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/international-workers-day <span class="field-title">International Workers&#039; Day</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:10</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/sector/dockers" hreflang="en">Dockers</a></div> <div><a href="/en/sector/fisheries" hreflang="en">Fisheries</a></div> <div><a href="/en/sector/inland-navigation" hreflang="en">Inland Navigation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/sector/railways" hreflang="en">Railways</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-africa" hreflang="en">ITF Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-americas" hreflang="en">ITF Americas</a></div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-arab-world" hreflang="en">ITF Arab World</a></div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-asia-pacific" hreflang="en">ITF Asia Pacific</a></div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-delhi-office" hreflang="en">ITF Delhi office</a></div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Worldwide</div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>01 May 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 05/01/2020 - 13:48</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Fri, 05/01/2020 - 13:49</div> </div> <div class="field-field_in_focus"> <div>In focus</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/focus/supply-chain-logistics" hreflang="en">Supply Chain &amp; Logistics</a></div> <div><a href="/en/focus/union-building" hreflang="en">Union building</a></div> <div><a href="/en/focus/women" hreflang="en">Women</a></div> <div><a href="/en/in-focus/young-workers" hreflang="en">Young workers</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:10:36 +0000 Natalie 188987 at https://www.itfglobal.org Flag states must protect seafarers and passenger’s health during coronavirus crisis https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/flag-states-must-protect-seafarers-and-passengers-health-during-coronavirus-crisis <span class="field-title">Flag states must protect seafarers and passenger’s health during coronavirus crisis</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/cruiseship-494240_1280.jpg?itok=d1NinAbm" width="1690" height="1233" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 03/17/2020 - 17:15</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The impact of rapid and worldwide spread of Covid-19 throughout the maritime industry, in particular the cruise ship industry, has made global headlines since the outbreak of the global pandemic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The <em>Diamond Princess</em> was quarantined at the Port of Yokohama in Japan in February, dominating international coverage. Last week the <em>Grand Princess</em> was generating headlines after it was refused permission to dock in California amid speculation that some passengers and crew had tested positive for Covid-19.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>This week the coronavirus stricken <em>Braemar</em> made global news after being turned away from several Caribbean ports and spent days searching<strong> </strong>for somewhere to dock until Cuba agreed to allow the offloading of passengers and crew. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines confirmed</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span> that the <em>Braemar</em> is achored approximately five miles off the coast of Havana, awaiting a charter flight from the UK where they will offload the British guests and crew only – no other nationalities. The rest of the passengers and crew are reportedly still in limbo. </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now the <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/17/coronavirus-covid-19-australian-doctors-dentists-stuck-cruise-ship-coast-chile">Guardian</a> are reporting that more than 100 Australian doctors and medical professionals are stuck on cruise ship off Chile aboard the <em>Roald Amundsen </em>after Chile banned cruise ship from docking in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Dave Heindel, chair of the ITF seafarers’ section today called attention to the failure of flag states to protect seafarers’ and passenger’s health during this humanitarian crisis.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Attention needs to be called on the failure of the governments of Bermuda and the Bahamas in the cases of the Grand Princess and the Braemar for not accepting their responsibility to remedy the problem for its sovereign vessels,” said Heindel.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“In each of these cases, the US, and following a diplomatic scramble, the Cuban government, have been working directly with the cruise liners to address the situation. But there has been little or no mention of the responsibility and duty of care of flag state governments to assist seafarers employed on these vessels,” Heindel added.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Under international law, the onus for the health and safety of the crew and passengers, and for the wider public that could be impacted, is on the flag state governments. Flag states should ensure that companies whose vessels fly their flag abide by national and international legislations since flag states have sovereignty over their vessels.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Flag states have sovereignty over their vessels, but for the coronavirus-affected cruise ships responsibility has fallen on the port states, national governments of the passengers and crew or even a third country. For instance, the <em>Braemar</em> was refused to dock in its own territory, with the vessel sent Cuba after the government authorised the offloading or passengers and crew,” said Heindel.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“This is simply insane and unsustainable. If the world continues to accept the Flag of Convenience system in its current form, it should be pointed out for its failures. The world should be concerned about the lack of policies and inability of flag states to react and enact measures in line with their responsibility to protect workers and tackle the transmission of the Covid-19 virus,” he said.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The ITF, and our maritime affiliates representing seafarers and dockers around the world, urged flag states to take responsibility and account for the health and wellbeing of all workers and passengers onboard their vessels, especially the seafarers that live and work onboard for many months at a time.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Protecting the health of transport workers is our first priority. The ITF will continue to advocate for the health and safety of crews on ships, port workers, along with passengers, and that they are protected from any potential risks of COVID-19 as well as ensuring that flags states are adhering to their duty of care to their health and safety,” said Heindel.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--10" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188984&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="otQaBpIyGDql0hobsPrTPx2kE-nj9P45maIWzSs4vXQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51759" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51759 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51759" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584939315"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Emergencia por tripulantes embarcados</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 1 day ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Buenas tardes. Tengo compañeros atrapados en slgun lugar del mar mediterraneo, en el sovereing. , pullmartur. Pertenece a royal caribbean. Espero instrucciones suyas para proseguir. Gracias</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51759&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="eRg3XWzVxIy86k5RcYkKcJ52Kdb95_3cACROULnYgTE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:15:31 +0000 barton_linda 188984 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF announce plans for Mexico growth https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-announce-plans-mexico-growth <span class="field-title">ITF announce plans for Mexico growth</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/200312ITF%20announce%20plans%20for%20Mexico%20growth.jpg?itok=0oqRlcjN" width="1690" height="1137" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 03/12/2020 - 17:28</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The ITF and its affiliated unions in Mexico have announced a growth plan to ensure the rights of working people are central to transport expansion in the country.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>To initiate this, the ITF national coordinating committee of unions in Mexico is developing a ground-breaking transport symposium. It will bring together transport stakeholders to create a three-year plan to grow and activate union membership; develop innovative campaigns; and influencing global and regional policy. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Mexico is a critical transport hub in the region with ambitious expansion plans across all transport sectors. The government recently announced plans to invest heavily in infrastructure, including the expansion of its ports, rail capacity and major road improvements. Transportation is a key economic driver of Mexico’s economy, estimated to be worth over USD1 billion per year.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>ITF assistant general secretary Rob Johnston said: “The Mexican government understands the importance of the transport sector, hence its investment strategy. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>“We need to ensure that workers in the sector get the recognition and rights they deserve through organising.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“This symposium is a step towards that goal, and ownership for the plan must rest with our Mexican affiliates who ultimately will be responsible for its delivery”.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Mexico’s transport industry is estimated to employee over five million people, but the true figure could be much higher if informal workers associated with supply chains are included.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The ITF has been successfully mapping potential new affiliates to broaden its profile in Mexico. If realised, these new affiliates will lead to a significant increase in ITF influence and capacity across all transport sectors.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>ITF Americas acting regional secretary Edgar Diaz added: “Mexico should be one of our largest affiliates in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The steps we are taking now will ensure that becomes a reality in the near future. Our affiliates are committed to make this happen, so we have a solid foundation for our work”.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>In addition to the symposium, the ITF will hold its inland transport conference in Mexico in 2021, with union activists from over 100 countries expected to attend. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Benito Bahena Y Lome, ITF executive board member from the union Alianza de Tranviarios de México, welcomed the strategy: “I am happy to assist the ITF with our ambitious plans. For a long time, Mexico has been in the shadows, but the time is now right for us to have a bold plan”.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/mexico" hreflang="en">mexico</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--11" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188284&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="Q-KTxxdfiG3OJMyNVI8v171D0gQVgQJeSec05DYVTMc"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:28:49 +0000 andy_k-g 188284 at https://www.itfglobal.org Covid-19: Urgent economic stimulus and workplace measures required https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-urgent-economic-stimulus-and-workplace-measures-required <span class="field-title">Covid-19: Urgent economic stimulus and workplace measures required</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Airport%20Screening.JPG?itok=onN4VOpz" width="1690" height="1268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 03/12/2020 - 12:16</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">Credit: Dipartimento Protezione Civile</div> <div class="field-body"><p>The ITF and global union federations have urged governments and employers to urgently act to protect workers, and the global economy and society that depends upon them. The Council of Global Unions (CGU) today adopted a statement calling for urgent economic stimulus and for dialogue between unions, employers and governments to work collectively to protect workers’ health and their rights at work.</p> <p>ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow said: “Governments must act to put in place urgent economic stimulus plans and workplace measures to protect the health and the income of workers and their families and stabilise the real economy.<br /> <br /> "The huge strains on health systems caused by Covid-19 are provoking massive public health challenges. Health workers are on the frontline of the economic, social and health impacts of the crisis and while workers in every sector are exposed to risk, we recognise the courage of health and care workers bearing the immediate brunt of mitigation and treatment.<br /> <br /> "Urgent economic stimulus packages must include - paid sick leave, maintenance of income to cover the cost of housing, electricity, food and other essential items, and extend social protection for all workers regardless of their employment status. This is the only way to sustain jobs and the economy, protect wages, the welfare of workers, and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The lessons of the 2008/9 crisis must dictate that the income support that working families need and businesses benefit from is the target and not a bail out of banks and financial institutions. Governments will need to cooperate and engage with multilateral institutions to monitor the devastation for countries less able to respond and to ensure vital aid capacity to deal with the threats posed by Covid-19”.</p> <p>Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and chair of the CGU said: “We acknowledge that this pandemic is a difficult environment to do business in, but employers must act decisively and responsibly to provide protections for workers throughout their supply chains. This must start with their duty of care to protect workers from transmission of Covid-19 and extend to protecting the wages of all employees regardless of their employment status, guaranteeing sick leave and supporting flexible working conditions during the crisis. We call on employers to prioritise the rights and welfare of workers as we collectively respond to challenges posed by Covid-19.”<br />  </p> <p><strong>Council of Global Unions (CGU) Joint Statement</strong></p> <p>The rapid and wide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Covid-19 disease that it causes require an urgent global response to protect health and stimulate the economy. Governments and employers must act to protect workers and tackle transmission in workplaces.</p> <p>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Covid-19 could cause an economic crash similar to the 2008 recession. The need for governments to act together and through multilateral institutions to shore up the economy and keep people in work is clear. The global economy needs economic stimulus that reaches the real economy, workers and small businesses, and prioritises employment, livelihoods and communities. Income support for all workers, including for part-time, migrant, non-resident, precarious, ‘gig’ and informal workers, is essential.</p> <p>Workers are on the frontline of the economic, social and health impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Failure to protect them will increase the spread of the disease. Special provision must be made to immediately extend paid sick-leave entitlements to workers who lack them, and to improve sick leave provisions where they exist as well as to ensure working conditions and arrangements that provide protection.</p> <p>Workers who rely on platform businesses for their employment should have access to social protection and to compensation from funds which are paid for by the platform businesses themselves.</p> <p>The world is facing an immediate and potentially huge crisis. The spread of the virus into the poorest countries, where infrastructure and sanitation are inadequate, risks catastrophic impacts on hundreds of millions of people. In addition, the huge strains on health systems caused by Covid-19 are likely to provoke new public health challenges.</p> <p>While workers in every sector are exposed to risk, it is health and care workers who will bear the immediate brunt of the mitigation and treatment needs. In many countries healthcare funding is insufficient or people have no healthcare, and even where health systems are among the best, the impacts of Covid-19 could be overwhelming. The global response must put this at the forefront.</p> <p>As the impact of the virus spreads further, dialogue between unions, employers and government and collective bargaining are vitally important in protecting workers’ health and their rights at work.</p> <p>Governments must rise to the challenge to tackle the crisis today and to prepare and prevent future disease crises. Workers and their workplaces are central to this.</p> <p>The Council of Global Unions (CGU), representing 200 million workers around the world, calls upon <strong>governments </strong>to:</p> <ul> <li>immediately extend paid sick leave entitlements, maintain incomes and extend social protections to all workers, including formal, ‘gig’, precarious and informal workers, regardless of their employment status</li> <li>enact stimulus packages with state spending that aims to sustain jobs and the economy, protecting wages, the welfare of workers, and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs)</li> <li>cooperate and engage with multilateral institutions and increase aid to countries less able to respond to the threats posed by Covid-19 and ensure that the multilateral financial institutions assess national needs and respond appropriately</li> </ul> <p>The CGU calls upon <strong>employers </strong>to:</p> <ul> <li>recognise and bargain with trade unions to identify threats to workers health, rights and welfare, and to develop and implement workplace responses</li> <li>recognise and exercise their duty of care for all workers in their business and supply chains and maintain contracts with suppliers, prioritising the rights and welfare of these workers in their response to the threats posed by Covid-19</li> <li>involve workers’ representatives in processes to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for Covid-19 threats and the evaluation of employer and government responses</li> <li>ensure health protections and plans are in place and are followed without exception</li> <li>protect wages and full pay for all workers through a variety of means, mutually agreed through collective bargaining</li> <li>guarantee paid leave, in the form of sick pay or holiday pay, from the first day of leave, for any workers threatened or infected by Covid-19</li> <li>establish compensation funds for all workers, including non-standard forms of employment and work-related contracts, which are adversely impacted by Covid-19 and the responses to it</li> <li>offer customised and responsible workplace and working arrangements for all workers</li> </ul> <p>All workers, where necessary, should be provided free medical testing, treatment, training, equipment and facilities for training, especially if they are performing medical services. Special attention must be given to the situation of migrant workers, many of whom are particularly vulnerable. The privacy and personal information of workers must be protected as they undergo medical and other examinations and checks as part of responses to the threat posed by Covid-19. Workers must be able to return to their habitual place of work as soon as is practicably possible should local and/or national containment measures financially or logistically inhibit them from doing so.</p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/health-and-safety" hreflang="en">health and safety</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--12" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188282&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="wjPKPL_QumjgfQYSHVPJbWPsh32RCgftdmO0NgrqEJ0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51732" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51732 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51732" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584038750"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Kim Halley</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 weeks 4 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Please send information via email for me</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51732&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="y7Gtds-Ufk9NSvP-alKdCZz9OPt7j8w0T4XPyVaDvzg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51749" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51749 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51749" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1584590940"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">John Mark Mwanika</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 week 5 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Whereas the joint CGU statement clearly outlines the critical roles both governments and employers have to play in the response to the CODIV-19, I think the statement should have also given guidance to workers and their trade unions. Workers and trade unions should be active players in the response and hence the need for clear guidance by CGU to inform response at the local level.....!</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51749&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="y-HpMAyWCpeMZ3CvGMnoPusKKNkMhsRV6RfP5IwjfLw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:16:42 +0000 Natalie 188282 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF and Omani union develop government relationship https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-and-omani-union-develop-government-relationship <span class="field-title">ITF and Omani union develop government relationship</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Oman%20women%20committee.jpg?itok=P2ww39DK" width="1690" height="983" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 03/11/2020 - 06:45</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">ITF Arab World regional secretary Bilal Malkawi with the women&#039;s committee of the GFOW</div> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span>The ITF Arab World regional secretary and an ITF-affiliated union have held a key meeting in Oman to build closer relationships with the government.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Bilal Malkawi discussed cooperation across the different transport sectors with the minister of transport in Oman, Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>He was joined by the general secretary of the General Federation of Oman Worker (GFOW), Nabhan Al Btashi, and the chief executive of Mowasalat, the Omani public transport company. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>During the visit, Mr Malkawi met with the women's committee of the GFOW and discussed how the ITF could support moves to greater gender quality in Oman.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Finally, <span><span>Mr Malkawi spoke with the management of the CA Group and secured agreement that the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU) could approach workers about joining the union.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/women" hreflang="en">women</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--13" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188281&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="wI3GINRnIoG30ju9ki5okMWVTkffoI07BoSlS3Q_lb4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:45:30 +0000 andy_k-g 188281 at https://www.itfglobal.org Seafarer home after four years thanks to union https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/seafarer-home-after-four-years-thanks-union <span class="field-title">Seafarer home after four years thanks to union</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/IMG-20200310-WA0003.jpg?itok=h2ENikBe" width="1690" height="2253" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 03/11/2020 - 06:30</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">During his time alone on the vessel, Chetanveer Singh (left) was supported by Afusat Eke from ISWAN/NSWB</div> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>An Indian seafarer has finally returned home, four years after being abandoned in Nigeria by his employer.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-IN" xml:lang="EN-IN">Chetanveer Singh, a third engineer known to his friends as Alex, was left without food and wages on the vessel </span><span>MT Grand 1</span><span lang="EN-IN" xml:lang="EN-IN"> in 2016. He contacted the </span><a href="https://www.seafarerswelfare.org/"><span lang="EN-IN" xml:lang="EN-IN">International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)</span></a><span lang="EN-IN" xml:lang="EN-IN">, which provided him with support.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Along with ISWAN, the National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria (NSWB) and the </span><a href="https://www.maritimeunionofindia.com/"><span>Maritime Union of India</span></a><span> (MUI) cooperated to help Mr Singh, and he returned to India February 2020.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/nigeria" hreflang="en">nigeria</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--14" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188280&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="-dScaeJQMixevRQvd3Zlz0UBn9pfOIhGkNGEx1rlR2Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51720" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51720 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51720" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583928891"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Jhon Barnabas</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 weeks 6 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>I hope ITF more activies to inspection every ship at any port to investigate the crew salary especially for Taiwan vessel. Due some of Taiwan vessel still pay the salary for Indonesia seafarer all in permonth usd. 450. And also I hope the PSC at any port to ask the crew whether they join the ship should be pay to agent at his country. Im sure they have to pay to obtained the job. Thus is was break the MLC regulation.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51720&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="MXhMFuoWYavivp_Ylj1cgbvxtDS9m8ofDBIFKTffD1U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Wed, 11 Mar 2020 06:30:11 +0000 andy_k-g 188280 at https://www.itfglobal.org Breakthrough for aviation workers in India https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/breakthrough-aviation-workers-in-india <span class="field-title">Breakthrough for aviation workers in India</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/200306Breakthrough%20for%20aviation%20workers%20in%20India%20photo.JPG?itok=XR8daXGt" width="1690" height="1084" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/09/2020 - 16:44</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The Aviation Industry Employees Guild (AIEG), a union for all aviation workers in India, has started welcoming outsourced ground staff as members, after years of hard work. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Around 400 ground-handling workers attended a ‘mega workers meeting’ at Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport, Mumbai, to mark the new branch in AIEG for workers from Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL) – a ground-handling subsidiary of Air India working at 74 Airports in India.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Over 800 workers have already joined the new ground-handling section of the union. However, the AIEG plans for all 14,000 AIATSL employees to join the union within one year.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>AIEG general secretary, George Abraham, said: “Despite resolving many issues for ground staff over the years, they’ve been unwilling to join the union because of fear of victimisation and apathy. It’s notoriously hard to organise workers who are not on permanent contracts, but we didn't give up. However, we signed a good collective bargaining agreement for ground staff last year and that made many more receptive to joining the AIEG.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“We hope that we can reach our target of 100 percent membership of AIATSL so that we can face the threat of privatisation of Air India with greater numbers and greater strength.”</span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/aviation" hreflang="en">aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/india" hreflang="en">india</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--15" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=188279&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="qasTJkdbe9cox5_VA-iVomWgmNwrVXzf0I2vt5XMyXk"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 16:44:31 +0000 andy_k-g 188279 at https://www.itfglobal.org Podcast: boys and girls jobs https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/podcast-boys-and-girls-jobs <span class="field-title">Podcast: boys and girls jobs</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/IMG_2610.jpg?itok=Phh_PSbY" width="1690" height="1268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 03/05/2020 - 19:14</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">On a special podcast to mark International Women&#039;s Day, professor Tessa Wright (left) is interviewed by Jodi Evans</div> <div class="field-body"><p>To mark International Women's Day 2020, the ITF has&nbsp;produced a podcast looking at the persistent problem of gender segregation in the transport industry.</p> <p>Jodi Evans, ITF women transport workers and gender equality officer, talks with professor Tessa Wright from the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary University of London. The show also features Jasmin Labarda, a shipping captain from the Philippines.</p> <p>Professor Wright has researched and written widely on equality at work, with a focus on gender, sexuality and intersectionality, in particular in male-dominated sectors and occupations including transport.</p> <p>You can hear the show here:&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="102px" scrolling="no" src="https://anchor.fm/itfglobal/embed" width="400px"></iframe></p> <p>Also for International Women's Day, the ITF has released a film about four amazing women, challenging male-dominated transport professions in the Philippines, Morocco, Poland and Argentina:</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9uGS7J6IVcE?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p><strong>Campaign materials</strong></p> <p>The ITF has produced a report about the impact of the future of work for women in public transport, which is <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/impact-future-work-women-in-public-transport">here</a>.&nbsp;And <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/focus/automation/new-technologies---the-future-of-work-for-women">this article</a> looks at how new technology could affect the future of work for women.</p> <p>Access to decent sanitary facilities, sanitation systems, and most importantly the ability to use them when needed, is truly a global issue that is widely and deeply felt by all transport workers. Click <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/itf-sanitation-charter">her</a>e for the ITF Sanitation Charter.&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, the ITF and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have a joint agreement to strengthen women’s employment in public transport, which is <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/itfuitp-positive-employer-gender-policy">here</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/gender-inequality" hreflang="en">gender inequality</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/women" hreflang="en">women</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--16" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186885&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="CoRiccWlc9FQRmbsqUCpfV3WwZVvqo-xuPw9b0gUsjQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51702" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51702 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51702" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583735205"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">AB job </div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 weeks 1 day ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>17 month experience general cargo ship</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51702&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="aQ4nmDU86h0NaMEZWAymlj8h_pQ4awLCbQgV32xFuSI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51703" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51703 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51703" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583735237"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">AB job </div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 weeks 1 day ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>17 month experience general cargo ship</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51703&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="VWlGiiegAhrlnfY-k66eZYsSjruDR3xW1vY48D9YYMk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51704" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51704 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51704" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583735575"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">AB job </div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 weeks 1 day ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>17 month experience general cargo ship</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51704&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="oc5d6zcPB3iO-EEPF5XoLOsQQccO2ekv-kq7iHDsnaY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Thu, 05 Mar 2020 19:14:12 +0000 andy_k-g 186885 at https://www.itfglobal.org Indonesian cabin crew declare victory against union-busting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/indonesian-cabin-crew-declare-victory-against-union-busting <span class="field-title">Indonesian cabin crew declare victory against union-busting</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Civil%20aviation%20-%20Garuda%20plane_0.png?itok=GcRKWBPD" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/113" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">james_b</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 03/03/2020 - 17:14</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Last August, </span></span></span><span><span><span>ITF affiliate </span></span></span><span><span><span>Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI) was faced with a serious freedom of association violation when the airline unilaterally ended collection of union dues on behalf of cabin crew. This was the latest in a series of moves in which Garuda had privileged a group of unions representing white-collar staff and those in managerial positions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Over the last few months, workers organising with IKAGI have mobilised to fight back against Garuda’s attempts to bust the union. Fellow trade-unionists from around the world sent in messages of solidarity with the affected workers. ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez also wrote to Garuda’s chief executive, demanding that the company end these practices and come to the negotiating table with IKAGI and other independent unions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Last week, Garuda finally capitulated and returned the funds it had been withholding from IKAGI. This is a major victory against the anti-union tactics of one of Asia’s major airlines, and the union can now return to building workers’ power in Garuda.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In parallel, IKAGI has been a driving force behind the ITF airports organising project in Indonesia and has made significant progress in organising precarious workforces in and around airport hubs. Last year ground-handlers, cleaners and caterers established three new unions covering thousands of workers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>IKAGI is also leading in the creation of a cabin crew association representing workers in both Garuda and other airlines operating in Indonesia. </span></span></span><span><span><span>The association, alongside the new Indonesian airport workers federation, will help workers coordinate their fight for fair pay and working conditions across the country.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--17" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186882&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="POsswstnn5_gZraBZv7RpOFsLAlHt47Z4CrdCIU6-xc"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:14:46 +0000 james_b 186882 at https://www.itfglobal.org INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020 https://www.itfglobal.org/en/campaigns/international-womens-day-2020 <span class="field-title">INTERNATIONAL WOMEN&#039;S DAY 2020</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <a href="/en/campaigns/international-womens-day-2020" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/spotlight/public/node/campaign/image/wmd510.png?itok=irgjoMh4" width="720" height="470" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 03/03/2020 - 02:23</span> <div class="field-field_campaign_website"> <div>Campaign website</div> <div><a href="https://www.internationalwomensday.com/">International Women&#039;s Day</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_campaign_materials"> <div>Campaign materials</div> <div> <div><div><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/files/ITF_16DaysUN_FactSheet_v2.pdf" download="ITF_16DaysUN_FactSheet_v2.pdf" class="resource-download-link" target="_blank">Factsheet: RATIFY C190 For a world of work free from violence and harassment</a><i class="icon-download"></i></div></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_timeline"> <div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--campaign-timeline paragraph--view-mode--default c-timeline__slide" style="background-image: url('https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/bg-images/indianwomen.jpg')"> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__content col-lg-9"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__text col-lg-7"> </div> <div class="c-timeline__image col-lg-5"> <span class="c-timeline__image-caption"></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--campaign-timeline paragraph--view-mode--default c-timeline__slide" style="background-image: url('https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/bg-images/89345004_1406024676238819_3018506567566753792_o%281%29.jpg')"> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__content col-lg-9"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__text col-lg-7"> </div> <div class="c-timeline__image col-lg-5"> <span class="c-timeline__image-caption"></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--campaign-timeline paragraph--view-mode--default c-timeline__slide" style="background-image: url('https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/bg-images/88303409_1408538959320724_2713697076486602752_n.jpg')"> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__content col-lg-9"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__text col-lg-7"> </div> <div class="c-timeline__image col-lg-5"> <span class="c-timeline__image-caption"></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--campaign-timeline paragraph--view-mode--default c-timeline__slide" style="background-image: url('https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/bg-images/88253779_1408403286000958_6934479352297947136_o_0.jpg')"> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__content col-lg-9"> <div class="row"> <div class="c-timeline__text col-lg-7"> </div> <div class="c-timeline__image col-lg-5"> <span class="c-timeline__image-caption"></span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_main_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/main-images/african_women.jpg" width="865" height="465" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field-field_about_campaign"> <div>About campaign</div> <div><h3><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong>#IWD2020:&nbsp;Women's equality can't wait, it’s time to fight&nbsp;gender-based violence&nbsp;now</strong> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>It’s been more than 100 years since the first International Women's Day, a day to celebrate the power and efforts of women worldwide, and to continue to cast light on the struggle for women’s equality. As women, men and unions celebrate International Women’s Day today, the ITF is calling for support for the campaign to end violence and harassment in the workplace. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>Despite strides made by the international women’s rights movement – and union campaigns for women’s rights – over many years, protests will be staged across the world today against injustice, abuse, discrimination, violence and harassment targeted at women and girls.</p> <p>ITF affiliated unions globally will be on the frontlines calling for gender equality, an end to gender-based violence and occupational segregation, and demanding that governments ratify the new International Labour Organization (ILO) convention on violence and harassment&nbsp;at&nbsp;work.</p> <p>Diana Holland,&nbsp;chair of the&nbsp;ITF Women&nbsp;Transport Workers' Committee today urged all ITF unions to join the campaign:&nbsp;“The reality is that women&nbsp;transport workers&nbsp;around the globe are disproportionately impacted by gender-based violence including sexual harassment and assault in the transport workplace. Millions of women workers face intimidating and hostile workplaces and working environments where harassment and violence is a daily reality.”</p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>All forms of violence.&nbsp;Slurs. Threats. Assaults. Intimidation.&nbsp;Coercion.&nbsp;Discrimination. Harassment. It all has to end now&nbsp;for women to have an equal access to decent work.&nbsp;This new convention gives transport unions a foundation to address violence and harassment in the world of work. We all have an obligation to make sure that it’s ratified and part of national laws&nbsp;and collective&nbsp;bargaining,” said Holland.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/files/ITF_16DaysUN_FactSheet_v2.pdf">Convention 190 (C190)</a> is the first ever international labour standard that sets a clear framework to end violence and harassment at work. Workers, unions, governments and employers made history by adopting new ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in June 2019.</p> <p>C190 acknowledges that gender-based violence and harassment disproportionately affects women and girls, and recognises that tackling the underlying causes and risk factors, including gender stereotypes, multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, and unequal gender-based power relations, is essential to ending violence and harassment in the world of work.</p> <p>“The right to dignity and respect, and the right to work free from violence and harassment is now clearly voiced in an international treaty. On behalf of all women transport workers, I call on every worker, every trade unionist, to join us to pressure governments to ratify C190,” added Holland.</p> <h3><strong>Join the campaign now – this is what you can do:</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Educate, agitate and organise&nbsp;your&nbsp;members in support of C190</li> <li>Campaign nationally and internationally for the ratification of C190</li> <li>Pressure governments to make C190 part of their national laws</li> <li>Negotiate with employers to integrate C190 language in workplace agreements</li> <li>Activate members around the issue to end violence and harassment in the world of work</li> </ul> <p><strong>Share your stories with us on social media, using the hashtags #ITFWomen,&nbsp;#IWD2020, and #EachforEqual.</strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9uGS7J6IVcE?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Boys and girls jobs podcast</strong></p> <p>Listen to a podcast below where we talk about the fact that women are not 'all over the place' in the transport industry, and what needs to be done to address this inequality. Jodi Evans, ITF women transport workers and gender equality officer, talks with Professor Tessa Wright, the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary University of London. We also hear from Jasmin Labarda, a shipping Captain from the Philippines as an extract from a short film telling the story of three women working in male-dominated transport jobs, which you can see above.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="102px" scrolling="no" src="https://anchor.fm/andrew-khan-gordon/embed/episodes/Boys-and-girls-jobs-eb8dka/a-a1kl31e" width="400px"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <section id="node-campaigns-field-comment" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186881&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="QJvA0u3yAZWzcX7l5j_Vb5juMbO7xEzp4htBsIbjXIQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comments</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51767" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51767 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51767" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585058149"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Praveenraj</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 23 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Great post!<br /> I haven’t known about it before. This article is very helpful!<br /> Thank you so much! CFA Training in Dubai</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51767&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="OvtgPlQPX4-9FCGLn9q66DTUMEGnwXZQnhZPmTxUIwg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51768" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51768 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51768" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585058167"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Praveenraj</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 23 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Great post!<br /> I haven’t known about it before. This article is very helpful!<br /> Thank you so much! CFA Training in Dubai</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51768&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="AeNxa8BoJNepkhEFg-07mO-xYOVlPpNgn0WKSNqN0F0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> <div class="field-field_campaign_materials_text"> <div>Campaign materials text</div> <div><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Contact <a href="mailto:women@itf.org.uk">women@itf.org.uk</a> for more information including support materials, and to share with us any success you have with <img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="db583c37-0b20-44ab-982c-5d98b0985d9c" height="229" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ratify_thumb.jpg" width="162" class="align-right" />your government or workplace.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><br /> <strong>Read and share the blog post:</strong> ‘<a href="//itfviolencefreeworkplaces4women.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/domestic-violence-and-the-workplace-a-qualitative-study-with-men/">Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A Qualitative Study with Men</a>’</p> <p><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Share your stories with us on social media, using the hashtags <strong>#ITFWomen, #IWD2020, and #EachforEqual. </strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>If you have any photos or videos you would like to share with us, please email <a href="mailto:commslondon@itf.org.uk">commslondon@itf.org.uk</a> 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Copy and paste reports about your activities or planed campaigns here.</div> </div> <div class="field-field_spread_the_word_text"> <div>Spread the word text</div> <div>Share your stories with us on social media, using the hashtags #ITFWomen, #IWD2020, and #EachforEqual</div> </div> Tue, 03 Mar 2020 02:23:25 +0000 barton_linda 186881 at https://www.itfglobal.org Unions condemn racism of Ryanair boss https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/unions-condemn-racism-ryanair-boss <span class="field-title">Unions condemn racism of Ryanair boss</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Ryanair%20-%20Michael%20O%27Leary.png?itok=_rPpc0s-" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/113" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">james_b</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/02/2020 - 09:23</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In an </span></span></span><a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/ryanair-boss-michael-oleary-wants-extra-checks-on-muslim-men-hj50qwzlb"><span><span><span>interview</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> last weekend with the UK <em>Times</em> newspaper, the Ryanair chief executive pinpointed single Muslim men as a particular security threat and called for additional checks on them at airports.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>His comments have drawn strong criticism from both within and beyond the Islamic community, with the Muslim Council of Britain noting that “the challenges of </span></span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23flyingwhilstMuslim&amp;src=typed_query"><span><span><span>#flyingwhilstMuslim</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> are well documented across the globe”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Unions have spent the two years since Ryanair announced it would recognise unions trying to clean up the company’s labour practices. While workers have forced some positive change, Mr O’Leary’s appalling comments demonstrate that the company’s reactionary and bigoted management culture is still in need of overhauling.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Wiebke Warneck, ETF assistant political secretary for civil aviation, said: “Michael O’Leary has a long track record of hateful comments against a range of groups: workers, disabled people and now Muslims. As trade-unionists we stand up to all forms of racism and discrimination, and we condemn Mr O’Leary’s comments in the strongest terms.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>David van de Geer, organiser with Dutch union FNV, said: “We cannot stay silent while the chief executive of one of the major companies in our sector spreads these kinds of hateful messages. We are an inclusive movement with a very strong stance against racism and religious discrimination, and we stand alongside our Muslim colleagues against Michael O’Leary’s bigotry.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--18" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186880&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="SRpdL74tbM6YS1y9v2WbYt00u7q_Mcj0_y8BoBdHfHA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:23:35 +0000 james_b 186880 at https://www.itfglobal.org Covid-19 advice to ships https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/covid-19-advice-ships <span class="field-title">Covid-19 advice to ships</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Coronavirus_01.jpg?itok=Fm2zOXY6" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 03/02/2020 - 00:03</span> <div class="field-body"><p>New guidelines to avoid or manage an outbreak of coronavirus on board ships are now available. They include pre-boarding screenings, isolation cabins, outbreak management plans, contact tracing, quarantine, daily cleaning and disinfection.</p> <p>The World Health Organization (WHO) <a href="https://www.who.int/publications-detail/operational-considerations-for-managing-covid-19-cases-outbreak-on-board-ships">Operational considerations for managing Covid-19 cases/outbreak on board ships</a> released on 24 February, is recommended for use in conjunction with its <a href="https://www.who.int/ihr/publications/9789241549462/en/">Handbook for management of public health events on board ships</a>.</p> <p>It calls on shipowners to provide crew guidance so they can recognise signs and symptoms of the virus, such as fever and coughing, recent travel to or residence in China or other world hotspots.</p> <p>If a suspect case is identified, the ship should start an outbreak management plan on board, even before lab results confirm an infection.</p> <p>The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has advised crew to keep a distance from sick people and keep interactions brief. If possible interactions should be limited to a single crew member.</p> <p>Crew should wash their hands often and avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth. Ships should ensure availability of conveniently located dispensers of an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Crew should wear disposable gloves when in contact with sick people or contaminated areas.</p> <p>Seafarers suspected of contracting the virus should immediately wear a mask and be isolated. The ships master must inform the health authorities at the next port of call. Contact tracing should begin immediately. Crew on board a suspected case are assessed as high risk or low risk.</p> <p>Anyone who has shared the same cabin, had close contact with the infected person in a closed environment such cabin stewards, restaurant staff, gym trainers, healthcare workers, people dining at the same table or crew working together, are high risk.</p> <p>They should remain on board the ship in their cabins or preferably at an onshore facility.</p> <p>If a test proves positive any people who were in close contact should go into onshore quarantine.</p> <p>Cabins and quarters where patients and close contacts have stayed should be cleaned and disinfected daily. All laundry, food service utensils and waste should be handled as infectious.</p> <p>For large ships carrying seafarers from many countries, failure to do so,  may have international ramifications.</p> <p>Once the ship is in port authorities should conduct a risk assessment and decide in consultation with the ship owner whether to end the cruise or voyage.</p> <p>Workers should wear eye protection, long sleeved gowns and gloves when loading patients into an ambulance.</p> <p>WHO advises a ship should be sanitised and have a new crew before sailing.</p> <p>All passengers and crew not considered high risk should still provide their details to be kept on board for at least one month after disembarking in the event a case is confirmed after the voyage has ended.</p> <p>For further information:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen">WHO Web site for Covid-19</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.who.int/ihr/publications/handbook_ships_inspection/en/">“Handbook for Inspection of Ships and Issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates”</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/maritime/recommendations-for-ships.html">Country-specific guidance to crew members about prevention measures may be available</a></li> </ul></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/health-and-safety" hreflang="en">health and safety</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--19" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186182&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="vH3U5iNE3WQPEUDwVZlXb2WoalGCRSuIrImJsqEQrd4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51694" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51694 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51694" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583662179"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Sahil Rana</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 weeks 2 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>17 month experience general cargo</p> </div> </div> <div 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</div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51696" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51696 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51696" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583662279"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Sahil Rana</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 weeks 2 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>I am interested job</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51696&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="qNsZhmweYhNiKehnl_3YJy_bAeOLcUS0NBq_t8XbIZ4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51719" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51719 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51719" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583926771"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">AB </div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 weeks 6 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>17 month experience in general cargo ship</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51719&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Hfw3ZpAZn_0EZaZpll-gk-gupi41ShqPiGGmGr5CU38"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 00:03:09 +0000 luke_m 186182 at https://www.itfglobal.org South African aviation workers take action at Airlink https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/south-african-aviation-workers-take-action-airlink <span class="field-title">South African aviation workers take action at Airlink</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/A1EC40EF-E051-407D-B03F-11D402B4F174.jpeg?itok=6d-fGybk" width="1690" height="1126" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Sun, 03/01/2020 - 10:06</span> <div class="field-body"><p>Hundreds of workers have taken action against a culture of attacking the rights of working people at Airlink. </p> <p>The aviation company is guilty of rampant unfair dismissals, is refusing to amend the current collective agreement and wants to exclude ground and ramp staff from the agreement, according to the South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union (SATAWU). </p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8cf1f321-5a02-4078-803e-836df7f82cab" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/A6301605-9DFB-46BF-B64A-42B62C97CE80.jpeg" class="align-left" /></p> <p>SATAWU members marched in Guateng, Johannesburg to show Airlink what it can expect if it continues to ignore existing agreements and abuse the rights of working people. </p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0d17cf64-4f91-42c2-b6e7-a7529fa7fdb9" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/IMG_2565.jpeg" /></p> <p>The protestors were joined by ITF Africa regional secretary Mohammed Safiyanu.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1fc7b089-0c79-4e21-b064-7bdd420a14ea" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/87819989_2842659402493771_8853768183815864320_n.jpg" /></p> <p>Speaking at the rally, Mr Safiyanu said: "I bring the solidarity and support of the transport workers of the world.</p> <blockquote> <p>Your fight is our fight. Justice for you, is justice for all working people.</p> </blockquote> <p>The ITF is always ready to give our affiliated unions the international supports they deserve." <br />  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/aviation" hreflang="en">aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/bargaining-agreements" hreflang="en">bargaining agreements</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/collective-agreements" hreflang="en">collective agreements</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/south-africa" hreflang="en">south africa</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--20" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186181&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="ij3dIqPdtnSjdXxJ6V4TRGcUwhJmYUD5FDzOCyfieaE"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Sun, 01 Mar 2020 10:06:56 +0000 andy_k-g 186181 at https://www.itfglobal.org Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/major-unions-join-high-level-transport-symposium-in-south-africa <span class="field-title">Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/200227South%20Africa%20WEBSITE.png?itok=exklTdRE" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:59</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>A high-level transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa has brought together the leaders of eight major unions to discuss how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganised. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Also participating at the event were the general secretaries of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and IndustriALL global union. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>South African transport workers face many challenges including violence against women workers, unsafe working conditions, failing infrastructure and a chronic lack of investment</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The purpose of the symposium was to see if there was a desire to build unity among unions to address these issues for the benefit of organised and unorganised workers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Prior to the symposium, the ITF commissioned a leadership survey that indicated there was a desire among the unions to build unity, but that this would not be an easy process. The fragmentation of unions in South Africa has had an impact on the ability to influence policy decisions and organise workers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Research carried out by Naledi into the transport sector further demonstrated the opportunities open to unions to have an impact, if a consensus on unity could be developed.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Jack Mazibuko, general secretary of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), attended the event: “When the unions don’t work together, we send a confused message to the people we are supposed to represent. We need to put our differences to one side and focus on advancing the interests of working people.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>ITF general secretary, Stephen Cotton, spoke at the symposium: “The ITF is fully invested in the future of transport workers in South Africa. But we are not here to decide what your pathway should be, that must come from you.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“We understand the impact that a strong message of unity among South African unions would have on unorganised workers. The outcomes from the symposium have gone beyond our expectations and give you the opportunity to change things for the better for working people here.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Leaders at the symposium agreed in principle a <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/news/files/200227JOINT%20STATEMENT%20OF%20TRADE%20UNIONS%20IN%20TERMS%20FES-ITF%20HIGH%20LEVEL%20TRANSPORT%20SYMPOSIUM.pdf">declaration</a> that would establish a forum in which all the unions would develop a common theme and a day of action collectively.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Participants also committed to ensure that the new forum would focus on initiatives to involve women and young workers in those areas in the forum. Currently, both women and young workers are under represented in South Africa’s transport sector.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Valter Sanches, general secretary of </span><a href="http://www.industriall-union.org/"><span>IndustriALL global union</span></a><span>, said: “Unity is key. We must overcome old structures and divisions and focus collectively on the issues that all working people are facing. Transportation and manufacturing are directly linked through supply chains and economic employers. By being organised and working together we can make a big impact.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The symposium concluded with a documentary premier about the challenges facing South African transport workers at a public forum and press conference.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The event was supported by the </span><a href="https://www.fes.de/"><span>Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung</span></a><span>, a non-profit German foundation funded by the German government.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/fes" hreflang="en">FES</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/south-africa" hreflang="en">south africa</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/union-building" hreflang="en">union building</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--21" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186180&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="DQ4-kVkH8hN7LQ8hd-lfQp25D04lWTEFW8eYMxYZO74"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51626" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51626 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51626" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582880864"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ANDREW JOHN</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Economics Assignment Help</p> <p>We Fullassignment.com is among the best companies on the Economics assignment writing market. 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However, these cuts have now been overturned by the courts. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Two unions brought the legal case of behalf of 55 workers affected workers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Else Schittner, general secretary of the Sindicato de Tripulantes de TAM (STT), said: "Today we took our biggest step towards union recognition and signing our first agreement. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“This was only possible because, during this five-year trial and eight years of union work, we were never alone or isolated. We were surrounded by all brothers and sisters from the unions in LATAM and the ITF global family who always supported this fight.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>You can read more about how working people are organising across borders to make LATAM a better airline </span><a href="http://www.redaviacioncivil.org/"><span>here</span></a><span>, on </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/RedAviacionCivil/"><span>Facebook</span></a><span> and <a href="https://twitter.com/RedAviacion">Twitter</a>. </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/aviation" hreflang="en">aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--22" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186176&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="EG7b9dC3844rJ_IJY-pcarZlcuSsEt-c9xBQDc2u9t8"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51627" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51627 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51627" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582880894"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ANDREW JOHN</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Economics Assignment Help</p> <p>We Fullassignment.com is among the best companies on the Economics assignment writing market. 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The French multinational had failed to give workers the same benefits as other bus workers at WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority). </span></span></p> <p><span><span>However, on 17 January 2020 they returned to work after winning major concessions in two separate agreements. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The first agreement, with WMATA, promises to return the bus depot to public ownership in two years at the end of the TransDev contract. This means the service will again be owned by the public it serves, and will give the working people at the depot strong, public-sector retirement and healthcare benefits and a liveable wage.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The second agreement, with TransDev, gave the bus workers the protections and immediate economic gains they needed to go back to work.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The bus operators are all from the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) Local 689. The president of Local 689, Raymond Jackson, said: “This was a stand for working people against mistreatment. These workers showed what you can achieve when you fight for what you deserve.</span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span>“This strike should be a warning to transit systems across the country: you should reconsider privatizing public transit. This is what you risk when trying to cut costs on the backs of workers and riders."</span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span>Working people in ITF unions around the world sent messages of support for the strike. You can see more <a href="https://wke.lt/w/s/8mhEZb">here</a>. </span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/our-public-transport" hreflang="en">our public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/public-transport" hreflang="en">public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/strike" hreflang="en">strike</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--23" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186175&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="0VIcU19MYqSIb87sUTdVxODzgoMt1iFTqyYZ0BrjNbU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51628" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51628 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51628" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582880960"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ANDREW JOHN</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Economics Assignment Help</p> <p>We Fullassignment.com is among the best companies on the Economics assignment writing market. 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Details of how to enter are below. </span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span>Esther Busser was a real friend of the ITF and working people in general. She died too young, aged 48, on 1 July 2019, after living with cancer for some time. </span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span>Esther’s achievements in the world of work are impressive. In recognition of this, the recent International Labour Organization (ILO) ‘</span><a href="https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_dialogue/---sector/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_716127.pdf"><span>Guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector</span></a><span>’ are dedicated to her. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>However, Esther expressed deep regret that there was still so much more to be done in the Majority World to advance social justice and decent work.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The Esther Busser Memorial Prize was created to add more steps to her journey in pursuit of a better world for all. </span></span></span></p> <h4><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a31eda31-e09b-485a-a44f-dbfe290e1cfd" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Esther%20Busser%203_0.jpg" class="align-left" /></h4> <h4><span><span><strong><span>How to enter</span></strong></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span>Any person or group of persons may nominate an individual or an organization in the Global South that fight for social justice and decent work. Individuals and organizations can also nominate themselves.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>An independent, three-member jury composed of former colleagues and friends of Esther will assess nominations based on the following criteria. The nominee:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>is from the Global South</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>makes concrete advancements to social justice and decent work</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>submits evidence (or has evidence submitted on their behalf) in writing of their accomplishments (600 words maximum in English, French or Spanish)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>demonstrates how the grant would make a difference in their life and work</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><strong><span>Nominations and supporting materials must be received by </span></strong><a href="mailto:EBmemorial@ilo.org"><strong><span>EBmemorial@ilo.org</span></strong></a><strong><span> by 31 March 2020 to be considered.</span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The inaugural  Esther Busser Memorial Prize will be awarded on 21 April 2020 – close to Esther’s birthday – during an event at the ILO for her family, friends and colleagues to celebrate her life.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="592fb4f6-6eed-4f11-b7d4-22771f83a9ee" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Esther%20Busser%202.jpeg" class="align-left" /></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In recognition of the work Esther did for transport workers around the world, the ITF is one of the organisations that has made a financial contribution to the prize.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/ilo" hreflang="en">ILO</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--24" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186174&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="eZk0a-TLODcSoAAQC2oTFlCIX2Z7-gpmvLiy3kMLNEs"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51622" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51622 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51622" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582668978"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ballah kpadeh</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>This is outstanding for workers around the world,I think ITF should include the entire ITF family around the world</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51622&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="mfbzAjBeZU3aGE2gzNlqpeeQlG02a0q_FCJ_Wxo_o-U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51623" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51623 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51623" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582669043"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ballah kpadeh</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>The entire world should have been included in the competition</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51623&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3hNgepVHEJmdb3yqLUDAtouOqD-yxyLh89A5P-MWAB4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51629" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51629 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51629" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582880969"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ANDREW JOHN</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Economics Assignment Help</p> <p>We Fullassignment.com is among the best companies on the Economics assignment writing market. 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Esther whom i met once long back in Geneva, however, that one meeting was enough to know her work, and more importantly her passion and commitment towards the working class. I pay my heartfelt condolence and pray to almighty that her soul may rest in peace. Its befitting tribute and appreciable initiative on the part of ITF to be part of Esther Busser memorial prize to recognize her invaluable contribution in the world of work.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51729&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="UwcXTs1P9gfSGQC_hrCueeQWyBaDi-WG8BKzU39bKNk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:10:53 +0000 andy_k-g 186174 at https://www.itfglobal.org Diamond Princess crew to fly home https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/diamond-princess-crew-fly-home <span class="field-title">Diamond Princess crew to fly home</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Diamond%20Cruise%20Ship%20Japan%20resized.jpg?itok=z8Ik_CMR" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:16</span> <div class="field-body"><p>Seventy crew on board the <em>Diamond Princess</em> cruise ship off the coast of Japan have been infected with the Covid-19 virus, the International Transport Workers’ Federation report. All remaining crew, predominately Filipino and Indonesian, are to begin the process to be repatriated home in the coming days. </p> <p>The breakthrough follows pressure from the ITF and FIT-CISL on the company and the Japanese government. FIT-CISL, the ITF-affiliated Italian seafarers union, hold the collective agreement onboard the Diamond Princess.</p> <p>This morning, 21 February, Princess Cruises gave approval for all 1004 crew from more than 40 nations, to leave the vessel. </p> <p>Details surrounding repatriation procedures, as well as quarantine requirements for crew who choose to remain on the ship will be confirmed. Minimum manning of the ship will be guaranteed with a voluntary crew.</p> <p>“A voluntary team of new seafarers are ready to go on board,” said Francesco di Fiore, ITF inspectorate co-ordinator Italy. “A new master is already in Yokohama waiting in the hotel for instructions.”</p> <p>The move comes after concerns from experts that the virus was spreading on board the vessel.  </p> <p>“It was a mistake to insist on keeping all the crew on board when it was only necessary to have a safe manning group onboard” said di Fiore. “But the crew remained calm and were proud to stay, do their job and be part of the story.”</p> <p><span>ITF general secretary Steve Cotton wrote to the director general of the Maritime Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan this week</span> on behalf of affiliated unions calling for crew to be repatriated as more and more passengers were allowed to leave the ship.</p> <p>The ITF and its affiliate the Seafarers’ Union of Russia (SUR) also sent requests to the International Labour Organization to remind its member states and the company of their obligations under the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 for seafarers' health and safety.</p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/safety" hreflang="en">safety</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--25" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=185009&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="fW9uhGbcq9o_iPc20rLwsxvOWnEtDR2TEKxKckCORAI"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51630" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51630 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51630" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582880979"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ANDREW JOHN</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Economics Assignment Help</p> <p>We Fullassignment.com is among the best companies on the Economics assignment writing market. 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Containers onboard the 1425 TEU ship are often lashed or secured by the ship’s crew in the North European feeder trade. </p> <p>On 1 January 2020, new rules contained in shipboard collective agreements came into force in Europe requiring containers to be lashed by shoreside dock workers.</p> <p>"Vessels that are not properly lashed pose a danger not only to the ship’s crew, but also to the marine environment. Ships these days are already under-crewed and seafarers have enough work getting vessels safely between ports. Fatigue is already a dangerous reality of life on ships.” <span> said Niek Stam, vice-chair of the ITF Dockers’ Section.</span></p> <p>The ITF and ETF are clear that lashing on container ships should be done by dock workers. Ships trading along the European coast are not sufficiently crewed to levels to ensure that the ships safety can be assured when burdened by lashing demands.</p> <p>The demands placed on seafarers by ship operators is unreasonable and does not take into account the requirements for hours of rest. Fatigued crew make mistakes and when containers are not sufficiently lashed accidents happen creating hazards to navigation and to the marine environment and life.</p> <p>“So-called responsible shipowners need to reconsider their actions that put us all to risk. Shipping already suffers from a poor reputation, and incidents like this only harden public opinion. 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It is our right to do this and we won’t give up. With the backing of the ITF and IG Metall we will succeed.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/news/files/IG%20Metall%20solidarity%20letter%20to%20MRTU.pdf">In a letter to the MRTU</a>, representatives on the Siemens supervisory board and from the German metalworkers’ union IG Metall said: ‘We support the introduction of union representation at the Siemens facilities in Thailand and will do our best to protect the union against any anti-union interference from the company’s side.’</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton welcomed the launch of the MRTU: “Everyone has a right to a good job so they can support their loved ones. That’s what these working people can now fight for through their union. Congratulations to them for forming the MRTU and welcome to the ITF family - we will be there to provide support and solidarity. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“We all have a right to cleaner, safer cities, and public transport is a big part of this. It’s great that so many cities in the Asia-Pacific region are investing in metro systems. But the new jobs created must allow people to support their families and enjoy good lives. The best way to ensure this is for workers to organise into unions to win and defend their rights.”</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="The MRTU members were joined by trade union activists from South Korea, India and New Zealand" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="91d2f023-111f-4ef5-8342-92180f935c36" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/200215OPT%20MRTU%20Bangkok%20solidarity.png" class="align-left" /></p> <p>CAPTION: The MRTU members were joined by trade union activists from South Korea, India and New Zealand</p> <p>END</p> <p><span><span><strong><span>BACKGROUND:</span></strong><span> Siemens supports the principles of the International Labour Organization (ILO), including its employees right to freedom of association, and has signed an </span><a href="http://www.industriall-union.org/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/siemens-gfa-2012-english_final.pdf"><span>international framework agreement with Industriall Global Union</span></a><span> to protect the interests of working people across its operations.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ITF has been pushing the Thai government to improve its poor labour rights record, as demonstrated by cases involving the <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/persecution-of-union-leaders-%E2%80%98shames-thailand%E2%80%99">SRUT</a> and <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-calls-thai-government-act-ruling-against-it">TG union</a>. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ITF demands that the Thai government:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>enshrines in law internationally accepted principles of freedom of association set out in ILO conventions 87 and  98</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>ensures that migrant workers have full rights to organise and bargain collectively. </span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><strong><span>ITF OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT (OPT) PROGRAMME:</span></strong><span> OPT is actively campaigning for secure jobs and union rights for workers in public and private employers. At the heart of the programme is several workers’ unions that represent public transport workers in every region of the world. It works in target cities to strengthen the voice of workers; campaigns to improve working conditions for all public transport workers and users, in particular women and informal transport workers; and is developing a People’s Public Transport Policy: </span><a href="http://www.ourpublictransport.org"><span>www.ourpublictransport.org</span></a> </span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/our-public-transport" hreflang="en">our public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/public-transport" hreflang="en">public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/thailand" hreflang="en">thailand</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--28" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=184309&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="IlwxyQPIXQEI-53rf8LfFL1NznAeTTm9aeQ4aWannbg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51633" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51633 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51633" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582881078"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ANDREW JOHN</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Economics Assignment Help</p> <p>We Fullassignment.com is among the best companies on the Economics assignment writing market. 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The workers are fundamental to the company’s financial success, which earns CAD 3 million per day - still management wants to slash the workers’ financial security and retirement benefits.</p> <p>The ITF Offshore Task Force is outraged over the anti-union behaviour by Regina Police force, who have been intimidating workers on the picket line and arrested Unifor National President Jerry Dias on the line in January.</p> <p>In an attempt to reach a collective bargaining agreement, Unifor’s bargaining unit has tried to agree to concessions with FCL on multiple occasions, yet the refinery continues to make unacceptable demands, proving that the company is not bargaining in good faith.</p> <p>The ITF Offshore Task Force calls on Co-op Refinery to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a collective agreement in good faith. The ITF Task Force will continue to stand with our sisters and brothers at Unifor in their struggle to protect their members.</p> <p>ITF Offshore Task Force Members:</p> <ul> <li>Maritime Union of Australia (Australia)</li> <li>Australian Maritime Officers Union (Australia)</li> <li>Seafarers' International Union of Canada (Canada)</li> <li>Centralorganisationen Søfart (Denmark)</li> <li>National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (Great Britain)</li> <li>Unite The Union (Great Britain)</li> <li>National Union of Seafarers of India (India)</li> <li>Kesatuan Pelaut Indonesia (Indonesia)</li> <li>Orden de Capitanes y Pilotos Navales de la República Mexicana, Similares y Conexos (Mexico)</li> <li>Nautilus International (Netherlands)</li> <li>Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers' and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (Nigeria)</li> </ul></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--30" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=183609&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="rqnOwtSX1ONEysbJeGal2taLxb2nMTIR3KGrDJdT_Kg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:24:46 +0000 luke_m 183609 at https://www.itfglobal.org International maritime unions urge Australian government to save Australian shipping before senate inquiry https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/international-maritime-unions-urge-australian-government-save-australian-shipping-senate <span class="field-title">International maritime unions urge Australian government to save Australian shipping before senate inquiry</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/mua-bhp_3.jpg?itok=AsFkKsMl" width="1690" height="939" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 02/07/2020 - 00:20</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>International maritime unions have urged the Morrison government to reverse the decline of the Australian shipping industry and invest in the creation of a new strategic fleet to aid Australia’s emergency response capacity to natural disasters and move to protect the nation’s economic, environmental, fuel and national security interests.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The international delegation – from the US, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and the UK – appeared before the Senate Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee’s into the policy, regulatory, taxation, administrative and funding priorities for Australian shipping at Parliament House in Canberra.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Proceedings started with an extension of solidarity and support to the Australian people for the tragic loss of life and property and catastrophic damage to Australia’s unique natural environment caused by the devastating wildfires across that region, and acknowledging the significant emergency maritime response to the crisis.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Union leaders and researchers appearing before the Committee presented details on current maritime cabotage legislation around the world and why a strong domestic maritime industry is critical to safeguarding Australia’s economic and national security, providing jobs, protecting the environment, and providing emergency assistance during natural disasters.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>91 countries representing 80 percent of the world’s coastal UN Maritime States have cabotage laws restricting foreign maritime activity in their domestic coastal trades.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Jim Given, president of the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada and chair of the ITF’s Cabotage Task Force, told the inquiry that: </span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">“The reason for our appearance before you today is to discuss the importance of retaining and reinvigorating a domestic marine shipping industry.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">“I’m regularly reminded of how the Coasting Trade Act in Canada, and the Jones Act in the United States, are so integral to the overall success of our shipping industries and such a large contributor to the economies of both Canada and the United States of America. These policies are often regarded by our colleagues in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia as the gold standard for the protection of seafarers’ rights, and the safety of our domestic maritime industries. Not only do strong cabotage laws ensure that domestic seafarers retain their jobs, they are also tremendous catalysts of economic growth for countries with such policies in place,” said Given.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Dave Heindel, secretary-treasurer of the Seafarers’ International Union of North America and chair of the ITF Seafarers’ Section also underscored the economic </span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">benefits of America’s maritime industry.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">“Our domestic maritime cabotage laws have produced 40,000 American vessels built in US shipyards. They provide roughly 650,000 sustained American jobs with $41 billion in labor compensation and ultimately contribute $150 billion in annual economic output. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Heindel also told the inquiry that the benefits of the US’ strong cabotage laws are not limited to economic and national security and that the Jones Act also helps to secure America’s borders in times of war, national emergency, or even in peacetime.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The case was also made that cabotage not only provides jobs for a country’s seafarers, but it also safeguards foreign seafarers against exploitation posed by the liberalisation in the global shipping industry and Flag of Convenience vessels, the owners of which usually pay sub-standard wages and flout safety laws.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Most ship owners want to earn as much money as possible, so if they can use cheaper crews they will do that. A lot of Norwegian ship owners changed their flags on their vessels and this issue has been escalating,” said Johnny Hansen, president of the Norwegian Seafarers’ Union. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>ITF maritime co-ordinator Jacqueline Smith told Senators that the only ones benefitting from Flag of Convenience vessels are the shipowners. The delegation also countered arguments from opponents of cabotage laws who take the simple view that if laws enable domestic shipping companies to charge higher rates that costs are passed on to consumers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“What is the true cost we should focus on? Is it the cost to the shipping company? Or the cost to Australia? As politicians, and as community leaders of the country, are the people not more important than the profit? Because that is what it boils down to,” said Given stating that the Morrison government must examine laws through the prism of local jobs, national security, fuel security and protecting the environment.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The delegation also <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/australian-bushfire-crisis-prompt-calls-more-emergency-response-vessels">renewed the call</a> from maritime unions attending the ITF Cabotage Task Force meeting in Sydney earlier this week to act immediately to purchase the Aurora Australis, to strengthen Australia’s disaster response capacity as a first step in the creation a strategic fleet of Australian-crewed vessels and reinvigoration of Australia’s domestic shipping industry.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The following speakers appeared before the Senate Inquiry:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span>Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Seafarers' Rights International</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Dave Heindel, Secretary Treasurer, Seafarers' International Union of North America</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Jim Given, President, Seafarers' International Union of Canada </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Johnny Hansen, President, Norwegian Seafarers' Union</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Joe Fleetwood, National Secretary, Maritime Union of New Zealand</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Jacqueline Smith, Maritime Co-ordinator, International Transport Workers' Federation</span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/australia" hreflang="en">australia</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/cabotage" hreflang="en">cabotage</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--31" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=183608&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="Du8ETMKKGOCrL1fQzYscV-wXZDpBeNeTvf9zmDLtRcg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51534" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51534 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51534" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581044893"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Malith Darshana </div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>What about me</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51534&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="vc0CslkNrUooIXXxasgK1r8IZylXLLr_Fcaxnrsl5HM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51538" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51538 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51538" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581214463"></mark> <footer> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/en/comment/51534#comment-51534" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Malith Darshana </a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Charles F Weldon</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>An island nation deserves it's own merchant navy. Australian shipping deserve the same tax incentives as flag of convenience nation's . And it only makes sense not to be reliant on others to move essential cargoes around your own coast.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51538&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="3ymJ-SGTkVKtMHng1jkvwy8p-EaQjH0SInEHY-knRjg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51535" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51535 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51535" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581049914"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Mark Palmer</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>As a long term Australian Seafarer &amp; proud member of the MUA I would like to convey solidarity to all the international seafaring unions &amp; the ITF for standing up to the Australian government . I also believe that it is a no brainer to reintroduce Australian flagged &amp; manned vessels back onto the Australian coast as we are after all a very large Island nation that needs the support of our own merchant navy . Once more thanks to all the reps &amp; affiliates you do us proud . MUA here to stay !</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51535&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ATNTt1CZLbwh6KdTvlv8FZIY-tIDOEb4L_o8PWC6wbU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51549" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51549 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51549" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581371870"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Anthony Papaconstuntinos.</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 2 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>A great initiative of solidarity and purpose. All comments made by this delegation and no doubt more that are unprinted should be positively digested by the Morrison LNP government, however, Australia is in a very unique quandry at present. A very difficult political hurdle needs to be dismantled, that is our government isnt really governing, it is being governed by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). The governments policies were set out by the IPA many years ago and are being enacted by Morrison and the many former IPA leaders and senior representatives now ministers of the present government. Some of our domestic Australias and Multinational largest companies are also members of the IPA and have a enormously huge vested interest. Its organisations such as the IPA that have the interest and power and to change our present situation will necessitate a change of government and to ensure that future politicians are not tainted by right wing extremisms from organisations such as the IPa. However, i do congratulate each representative that participate, any attempt to turn our maritime industry around is worth the effort, no matter how frustrating or despairing the effort may be.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51549&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="aQeIThnzH-hABDkj-2vK-aYSGB9NXdpclLkJS58zCH4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51588" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51588 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51588" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581794423"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Earl W Browne</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 2 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>When the ships go into a port, those who are reluctant, will pay the price</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51588&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="0cWrOh7E-3HvqWqVEexL2eddX3pPajg2Uj0pGcBBfD4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51592" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51592 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51592" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581914681"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ravindra Ramdeo Gaud</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 2 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>All said and done but it is very true that "You cannot Kill the Rat in the Heaps of Wheat by small Air Gun."</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51592&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Dn_cv1gbd-MtUZTmoJePCdhRO-iZ7qoHW2ceyCT7C5I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 00:20:58 +0000 luke_m 183608 at https://www.itfglobal.org Australian bushfire crisis prompt calls for more emergency response vessels https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/australian-bushfire-crisis-prompt-calls-more-emergency-response-vessels <span class="field-title">Australian bushfire crisis prompt calls for more emergency response vessels</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Evacuation.jpg?itok=t04g2QIM" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 02/05/2020 - 20:49</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have <a href="https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/buy-the-aurora-australis-icebreaker">launched a petition</a> calling on the Australian government to purchase the Aurora Australis – a multi-purpose research and resupply ship that will be retired after the summer from service with the Australian Antarctic Division – for use as an emergency response vessel during natural disasters.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Over the past 5 months, Australia has experienced unprecedented bushfires on a scale that the modern world has never seen. The impact on communities, the tragic loss of life and property, the hundreds of millions of animals that have been killed and the devastation to the Australian landscape is staggering, and sadly not yet over.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Throughout the crisis civilian vessels have provided vital support to isolated communities that have been severely impacted by the fires, delivering food, water, fuel and other relief supplies, assisting with evacuations and transporting defence equipment and personal, and providing emergency shelter to people seeking refuge.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The launch of the <a href="https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/buy-the-aurora-australis-icebreaker">MUA petition</a> follows a proposal from the Australian Labor Party calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to acquire the Aurora Australis and develop Australia’s civilian maritime emergency response capacity to respond to future bushfire crises and other natural disasters including floods and cyclones. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>T</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>he call for public support also coincides with a global meeting of ITF’s Cabotage Task Force in Australia, where maritime unions will this week be discussing the importance and significance of sustaining strong national shipping industries.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Jim Given, president of the Seafarers’ International Union of Canada and chair of the ITF’s Cabotage Task Force, said that ITF unions globally join in urging the Morrison government to secure the Aurora Australis and to strengthen Australia’s domestic shipping industry. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The reason we’re in Australia and heading to parliament this week is to discuss the importance of reinvigorating Australia’s domestic shipping industry.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The devastating bushfires that have gripped Australia over the past five months, and the emergency response from civilian vessels, is a stark reminder to the Morrison government of why a strong domestic maritime industry is critical to delivery supplies and supporting impacted communities during desperate times like these.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The Morrison Government has an immediate opportunity through the purchase of the Aurora Australis to strengthen this capacity to protect its citizens, in what would be an important first step in the creation a strategic fleet of Australian-crewed vessels vital to protecting Australia’s economic, environmental, and national security interests.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Leader of the Seafarers’ International Union and ITF Seafarers’ Section chair, Dave Heindel, also highlighted the vital role of the US merchant marine in disaster response and importance of America’s strong national cabotage laws, commonly referred to as the Jones Act.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“In America, our domestic fleet is an important part of the national maritime infrastructure that </span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">can be made available at a moment’s notice in times of national emergency.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">“Maintaining strong cabotage laws is what ensures that any country's merchant fleet can support it in peacetime, and wartime, when required to do so. Without such laws and national leadership, a country risks relying on foreign-flagged vessels for its emergency response capacity. Right now the Prime Minister has an opportunity to lead, and we urge him to do so.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Can you add your name to the petition calling on the Australian government to buy the Aurora Australis? <a href="https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/buy-the-aurora-australis-icebreaker">Add your name here.</a></span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--32" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=183607&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="V3AU_4YBH4k4FAJe2U2d6h_dFzWV7r8IW0TgaRuYsUw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51528" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51528 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51528" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1580936615"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Darryl Brazenall</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>This is way overdue as we've seen here recently as we've seen with our PM, Scomo from Marketing sitting on a beach in Hawaii while the nation burns and the small Merchant Service stepping into the breech for basic human necessities. It's way overdue that we reevaluate and reequip our MARITIME RESOURCES, IT'S NEAR NON EXISTANT THANKS TO THIS PRESENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51528&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="AW2SfPFiNyu9Bx3LMe5uyF8GiwCdhvuG_ot0_rccwJQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <div class="indented"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51602" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51602 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51602" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1582308372"></mark> <footer> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/en/comment/51528#comment-51528" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Darryl Brazenall</a> by <span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></p> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">marketing</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 1 week ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>click here </p> <p>Best selling birthday gifts for boys and girls</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51602&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="143m9MGpScsfZ9_V3cn3umUoxytlVVgoD0D4mY7W3u0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> </section> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 20:49:31 +0000 luke_m 183607 at https://www.itfglobal.org Coronavirus update and advice https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/coronavirus-update-and-advice <span class="field-title">Coronavirus update and advice</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Sick%20woman%20on%20plane%20.jpg?itok=-PvXSlBg" width="1690" height="1230" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/30/2020 - 17:45</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The ITF is closely following all <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019">advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO)</a> regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub.</p> <p>We call on all governments and transport companies to implement all measures available to them to limit the risk of transmission of the deadly coronavirus to transport workers globally. This is particularly important for airline, border, cruise workers, seafarers and port workers who are in the frontline of the outbreak.</p> <p>WHO has advised governments to prepare for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation, case management, contact tracing and prevention of the onward spread of infection.</p> <p>Governments worldwide should immediately act and implement strict biosecurity protocols in airports and ports, including procedures to identify potentially infected passengers, crew and seafarers from areas of concern, to contain the outbreak and minimise any chance of exposure and safeguard workers from the deadly outbreak.</p> <p>Airlines, airports, cruise line operators, shipping companies and port operators must provide workers with the latest information regarding the outbreak, follow best practice in regard to health and safety protocols and supply of personal protective equipment, put into effect procedures to identity symptomatic travellers, crew and/or workers, and set clear guidelines for workers managing suspected cases of infection.</p> <p>Safe crewing and manning levels must be applied to ensure that crews have adequate rest in line with national legislation.</p> <p>More detailed advice is provided below for aviation workers and airlines and for seafarers, dockers and the maritime industry. All of this advice is applicable to all workers and companies across all transport sectors.</p> <p><span><span><strong>Advice for airlines and aviation workers</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Airlines should not restrict workers ability to protect themselves from exposure in any way, including:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Allowing airline crews and ground staff to wear protective equipment as desired – including rubber gloves and facemasks.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Allowing airline crews and ground staff time and adequate breaks to take all necessary precautions to protect themselves from exposure.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Should an aviation worker become infected, isolation at home should be prioritised, and the workers must continue to be paid appropriately.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><strong><span><span>Advice for crew members:</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Encourage all onboard to practice hand and respiratory hygiene especially when coughing or sneezing.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Crew should use hand sanitiser/wash hands following contact with any passenger or other crew.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If on a layover in a country with a known coronavirus outbreak, crew are advised to remain in hotel accommodation as much as possible and practice hand and respiratory hygiene and safe food practices (see more below).</span></span></span><span><span> </span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span>If a traveller or crew member onboard has signs and symptoms of infection, follow the <a href="https://www.iata.org/contentassets/f1163430bba94512a583eb6d6b24aa56/health-guidelines-cabin-annoucement-scripts.pdf">International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines for cabin crew</a>:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Ask the ill traveller where he/she has travelled in the last 21 days.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Call for medical support on the ground or medical assistance on board and follow their advice.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If possible, try to isolate the ill traveller and relocate the adjacent passengers. If no seats are available, consider giving masks to the adjacent passengers.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Designate one cabin crew member to look after the ill traveller.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Designate a specific lavatory for the exclusive use of the ill traveller.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Request the passenger or crew member use a face mask and replace as needed.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Encourage the passenger to practice hand and respiratory hygiene:</span></span></span> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Provide tissues and advise traveller to cover their mouth and nose when speaking, sneezing or coughing.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Advise the ill traveller to practice proper hand hygiene.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Provide an airsickness bag to be used for the safe disposal of the tissues.</span></span></span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span><span><span>Crew should stay one metre or more away from the ill passenger unless wearing appropriate protective equipment.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If touching the ill passenger is required crew should wear appropriate protective equipment.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>All soiled items (tissues, masks, blankets etc.) should be stored in a biohazard bag if available, if not seal in plastic bag and label it ‘biohazard’.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Ask accompanying traveller(s) if they have any similar symptoms.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Advise the captain to report the suspected case(s) to air traffic control and local public health authorities.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Unless advised otherwise by health officials, ask all travellers seated in the same row, 2 rows in front and 2 rows behind the sick traveller to complete a passenger locator form if available.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><strong>Advice for the maritime industry, seafarers and dock workers</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>Much of the advice for aviation workers is relevant for the workers on cruise ships and across the maritime industry and transport industry more broadly.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The following advice <a href="https://www.imha.net/sites/default/files/2020-01/20200126%20CORONA%20advice%20shipping%20comp.pdf">from the International Maritime Health Association</a> is more specific to the maritime industry, seafarers and dock workers:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Do not restrict embarkation/disembarkation of seafarers in non-affected ports</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Do not restrict necessary ship visits by port agents, chaplains, service personnel and others.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Do not visit food markets in China and avoid provision of fish and poultry in China.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Do not consume raw eggs, milk, meat.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Observe strict food hygiene to avoid cross contamination</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Ensure facial protection is provided for all crew (5 pieces /per person)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Provide influenza vaccination, alcohol-based hand sanitiser and facial protection for ship inspectors and other crew who travel to China.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If a crew member on board falls sick and has been travelling to affected areas 2-12 days before embarkation, the person must stay in his/her cabin.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If a crew member is sick on board a ship, fill out the maritime declaration of health and notify the relevant port authority and consult a healthcare providers in the next port.</span></span></span><span><span> </span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><strong>Ways to protect yourself and others from coronavirus</strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span>There is currently no vaccine to prevent Corona virus infection, the best way to protect yourself from infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Following advice from the UN <a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public">lists everyday habits</a> that can help prevent the spread of the virus:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when sneezing or coughing.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Stay at home if you are sick.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Seek early medical help if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and share their travel history with healthcare providers.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Avoid direct, unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals when visiting live markets in affected areas.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products and exercise care when handling raw meat, milk or eggs to avoid cross-contamination.</span></span></span><span><span><em> </em></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><em>ITF will provide further updates as appropriate. Keep up to date with </em><a href="https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019"><em>WHO advice</em></a><em> on their website</em>. </span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/covid-19" hreflang="en">covid-19</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/health-and-safety" hreflang="en">health and safety</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--33" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=182416&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="JdF55E68QPM1iNiI_Z62qsX3SnMgbunnyRZWKcJESHw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51554" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51554 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51554" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581505247"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Vics</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 2 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Kindly update as per latest WHO as it is rising exponentially.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51554&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="ENfP3201gMdO7su1I4LS6BUQ4vpazjcmgmCYvQLMfcI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51556" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51556 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51556" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581630338"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">دالیا</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 2 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>💪😍</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51556&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="pgft7_PNQBAP6XAiFRzKKkaA-BQ3zusx3uybuaHM7hU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51593" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51593 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51593" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1581921276"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">RONALD CUYNO ARENAS</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 2 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Just only to inform you all that i'm working in this lovely ship "Diamond Princess" as Sr. Technical Storekeeper.<br /> This ship was hold by the Japanese Quarantine last Feb. 4 until present due to the Corona virus positive found.<br /> Passenger &amp; Crew are quarantine giving 14 days since from the start and will end this coming 19th if no more found some virus.<br /> With this, our company Princess Cruises give/offer us all Crew a 2 months paid off for those who wants to leave the ship after<br /> quarantine period and the same offer to be given for those who will stay in the ship to make the operation running.<br /> Question: is that fair for the crew who will stay on board?</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51593&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="gMPkq8jDn2Wk2Tbu9XRDQjADPLVU1zjuc-7vTA1p7Cw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51725" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51725 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51725" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1583978258"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Jack Heyman</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 weeks 5 days ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>What is ITF doing to protect the crew on the Grand Princess held in the port of Oakland, California (USA)? Passengers are being discharged from the ship. Those needing medical attention have been taken to hospitals. Others are being flown home. Some of the crew have tested positive. What is happening to them? Why haven't the entire crew been tested? Are the crew who tested positive being taken to hospitals for medical treatment? Are the crew being offered repatriation which is their right and codified in the ITF contract? Why isn't the ITF posting updates? This is a global pandemic according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51725&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="b5hgzIKyxzQU8CulTz0eETMp9grs7IMM6GvWgtoYddY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51779" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51779 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51779" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1585118207"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Mayur Gangurde</div> <div class="c-comment-created">6 days 6 hours ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Good Day ,<br /> I would like to inform sir/ madam that we are working on our merchant ships for our respected owners or management company.Is there any possibility to make crew changes for our fellow seafarers or crew members because our beloved ones parents wife childrens and family people waiting for us to come home.And some of completed thier contract and stuck on ships,in other countries,at the airport because of this scary pandemic Covid-19 outbreak and waiting to go home its already been 4 to 8 months away from family.Because lockdown of every country and their borders, airlines and any transport facilities seafarers are unable to reach thier beloved families.Dear sir/ madam its humble request to look forward in these worst situation.Thank you.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51779&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="DY4jp_zq2TLonYHzptMWVUqWNl8ZGftp34d6iu5jPok"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 17:45:33 +0000 Natalie 182416 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF supports push at the IMO for more women workers in maritime https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-supports-push-imo-more-women-workers-in-maritime <span class="field-title">ITF supports push at the IMO for more women workers in maritime </span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/woman-seafarer.jpg?itok=RwpIX-Pf" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:02</span> <div class="field-body"><p>A <a href="http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/TechnicalCooperation/Documents/A%2031%20Res.1147%20%20PRESERVING%20THE%20LEGACY%20OF%20THE%20WORLD%20MARITIME%20THEME%20FOR%202019%20BARRIER%20FREE.pdf">resolution</a> drafted by the ITF, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International), and several countries at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has led to an initiative to increase the number of women working in the maritime sector.</p> <p>This week, WISTA International signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the IMO, off the back of the resolution that commits IMO members to creating a barrier-free environment for women in maritime.</p> <p>WISTA International covers female workers in all sectors of the maritime industry, from seafarers to lawyers, through to workers in national administration and more.</p> <p>The MOU commits IMO members to provide women seafarers with training opportunities, graduate-level education scholarships, more management-level jobs and more jobs at sea.</p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/imo" hreflang="en">IMO</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/women" hreflang="en">women</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--34" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=182414&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="iDODEiQjQJc_Kk_ToCEm9dqoEhpHOZLvTdij3XrqlMQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:02:21 +0000 Natalie 182414 at https://www.itfglobal.org The multinational trying to bankrupt the dock workers union has a sordid past https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/multinational-trying-bankrupt-dock-workers-union-has-sordid-past <span class="field-title">The multinational trying to bankrupt the dock workers union has a sordid past</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/ictsi.social.1.jpg?itok=21knNITV" width="1690" height="884" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:44</span> <div class="field-body"><p>This article originally appeared in <a href="http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/22267/ilwu-federal-jury-international-container-terminal-services-workers-rights">In These Times</a>.</p> <p>The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is facing an existential crisis.</p> <p>Founded by the militant labor icon Harry Bridges, the ILWU has made a name for itself as the take-no-crap West Coast dockers union, one that has engaged in work stoppages and other tactics both to <a href="https://www.labornotes.org/2012/01/longshore-union-settles-grain-dispute-confrontation-loomed"><span>protect</span></a> their jobs and benefits, but also to oppose <a href="https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/05/may-day-ilwu-iraq-war-unions">war</a> and <a href="https://therealnews.com/stories/maydayoakland0501">racism</a>.</p> <p>A federal jury in Portland, Oregon granted a $93.6 million penalty in November against the union to the American subsidiary of the Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services (<a href="https://www.ictsi.com/">ICTSI</a>), which formerly operated the Portland terminal. The back <a href="https://www.mhlnews.com/labor-management/article/22055893/jury-hits-ilwu-with-936-million-in-damages"><span>story</span></a> is a complicated one about union jurisdiction. In 2012, the local ILWU began a <a href="https://nwlaborpress.org/2019/11/jury-says-ilwu-owes-93-million-for-dock-slowdown/">series</a> of work slowdowns over two jobs that involved handling refrigerated containers (as well as electrical equipment related to those containers) that the union believed were wrongly being put outside of the ILWU’s collective bargaining agreement. Instead, these two port jobs were represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). ICTSI sued the ILWU, claiming the industrial action was an illegal secondary boycott and that years of battling the union had taken financial toil on the company. The jury sided with ICTSI.<br /> <br /> The ILWU has $8 million in assets, according to its most recent Department of Labor filing (Local 8, the local involved in the suit, has $386,000 in total assets, according to its DOL filing). Needless to say, the award, if upheld by the judge in proceedings in February, will almost certainly lead to bankruptcy for the union.</p> <p>While officials say that this would not be the end of the union necessarily, the restructuring of the union would likely cramp its ability to administer the business of representing and organizing workers. The union’s president, Willie Adams, <a href="https://portside.org/2019-12-12/ilwu-presidents-message-response-massive-fine">said</a> in a message in the union’s newspaper, the <em>Dispatcher</em>, “We’re hoping that the Court will review the verdict and explore a different outcome—one that is more fair and consistent with the evidence. If that doesn’t happen, there’s a possibility that we may seek protection in federal court to re-organize our finances under protections allowed by the federal bankruptcy court. While nobody wants to take this step, it may be the best way to protect the ILWU and to allow us to return to sound financial footing as quickly as possible.”</p> <p>For maritime unionists, the involvement of ICTSI in this case raises eyebrows. It is one of the most notorious ports operator in the market, a company that profits off of war, misery and labor exploitation. The news that ICTSI would seek to destroy a union is in line with its troubling global track record of undermining workers’ rights—and exploiting low wages and poor working conditions to protect its profits.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ee41e335-dd63-4c2e-8ee1-2cbfeb690a0c" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ictsi.social.5.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>An international labor-rights abuser</strong></p> <p>The company brings a global track record mired in accusations of labor abuses. Starting in 2017, the International Transport Workers Federation, the global alliance of transport unions, <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/australian-unions-take-ictsi-dockworkers-case-indonesian-minister">intervened </a>in what it called a severe undercutting of labor standards by ICTSI, the operator at the Port of Tanjung Priok, in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Specifically, union activists alleged that the ICTSI-run terminal was paying workers 15% less than other nearby port operators. The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) also alleged that the company had broken Indonesian labor law by continuing to outsource labor, against the government's orders, and avoiding issuing overtime pay. As one Indonesian labor leader, Didik Noryanto, said at the time, “Workers at the ICTSI port are looking to the Indonesian Government to show leadership and step in to defend these workers’ basic human rights because ICTSI is waging an aggressive campaign to drive down their wages and conditions.”</p> <p>These concerns <a href="https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/union-leaders-defy-court-to-picket-ictsi-terminal"><span>led</span></a> to the Maritime Union of Australia leading a several-week-long blockade in late 2017 of the Port of Melbourne’s terminals, run by the ICTSI, specifically on grounds that a firm with such a bad reputation within the ITF had no business in Australia. Paddy Crumlin, the ITF’s chief dockers official, said at the time, “Everyone is awake to ICTSI’s destructive ways and won’t cop it anymore.”</p> <p>Crumlin described ICTSI’s rogue labor record as a “cancer” spreading around the world. Indeed, that same year, the <em>Guardian </em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/nov/28/were-neglected-as-if-were-nothing-sacked-workers-desperate-to-get-jobs-back-at-madagascars-port">uncovered</a> union busting and low wages at Madagascar’s main port, also run by ICTSI. This drama, once again, made its way back to Australia, where ICTSI was looking to increase its presence. In 2018, the ITF <span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-report-instigates-call-investigation-awarding-ictsi-contract-australia">demanded</a> </span>an investigation of the company after it was awarded the Webb Dock terminal at the Port of Melbourne. The ITF also raised concerns about the firm’s anti-union practices in Madagascar with ICTSI shareholders, urging them to vote out two board members for failing to reign in the company’s operations in places like Madagascar, where, <a href="https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/itf-takes-its-dispute-with-ictsi-to-shareholders">according</a> the trade journal <em>Maritime Executive</em>, ITF "said that hauler strikes and protests have led to delays, with some vessels reportedly anchored and unable to berth for weeks.”</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="353b36b8-160c-40aa-8d88-bcbd071ef840" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ictsi.safety%20resized.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Exploiting misery</strong></p> <p>But to fully understand the ICTSI’s reputation as a rogue operator in the world of port management, one must really look more at the company’s business model, one that specifically turns the economic misery and complete lack of democratic governance to its business advantage. And to understand that business model, you have to understand its chairman and president, Enrique Razon.</p> <p>Razon is one of the richest people in the Philippines with a net worth estimated over $5 billion and is a scion of the ports industry. His grandfather <a href="https://www.forbes.com/global/2011/0718/philippines-billionaires-11-ricky-razon-emerging-harbormaster.html#645b7327293a">came</a> from Spain to Manila to establish its primary port. From there, Razon has built his shipping fortune—and notoriety—primarily by <span><a href="https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/philippine-ports-king-bets-big-on-war-zones">swooping</a> </span>into countries that are so undesirable from a human rights standpoint that he wouldn’t have to go into bidding wars with rivals and create a near monopoly for himself. He <a href="https://www.manilatimes.net/2015/10/13/business/investors-should-take-long-term-view/223656/223656/">told</a> investors in 2015: “I’m very bullish about Iran, Congo and Cambodia… It’s okay to say that if you make investments in bad places right now, over time, you’ll gain without competition.”</p> <p>And Razon particularly likes setting up shop in sub-Saharan Africa, where he’s faced accusations of union busting in Madagascar. Razon specifically highlighted that the desperation for infrastructure means he can charge higher fees. He <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/razon-moves-quickly-from-ports-to-resorts-1416769883">told</a> the <em><span>Wall Street Journal </span></em>in 2014, “Bottom line: Returns are best there with high yields in the handling business. To handle a box in our terminal in Yantai, [China], we charge about $45-$50. The same container in Africa easily goes for $200-$250.”</p> <p>Crumlin <a href="https://www.seafarers.org/itf-report-calls-for-investigation/">put</a> it crudely in a statement released August 2018: “[It is a] business model of deliberately prioritizing countries where human and labor rights are most at vulnerable and by partnering with some of the worst anti-democratic regimes implicated in crimes against humanity.”</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0429edc4-56de-464c-83d2-1167c306f3a4" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ictsi.crane%20resized.jpg" /></p> <p>But perhaps ICTSI's most intriguing operations have been in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With relatively poor rail and paved transport infrastructure, the Congo River <a href="https://www.britannica.com/place/Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo/Government-and-society">is</a> the major highway for goods in the second largest country in Africa in terms of area. This past December, the company <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-05/ictsi-invests-100-million-to-double-its-capacity-at-congo-port"> announced</a> that it would spend $100 million to double container capacity at its port operations in Matadi, where it has controlling stake in the port company. Ten percent of that company is the state-owned Société Congolaise des Transports et des Ports. For the ITF, this means that ICTSI isn’t simply trading with a corrupt regime, but is inextricably linked to the regime of President Joseph Kabila, which the federation calls on its website <a href="https://ictsi.exposed/en-gb">ICTSI Exposed</a>, “one of the world’s worst kleptocracies.”</p> <p>Today, Razon’s business empire includes casinos, a venture he has jokingly called his night job, but the gaming side of his operations is no less sordid. In 2016, cyber thieves made off with $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh’s American account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, with $29 million <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-fed-bangladesh-philippines/man-in-manila-gets-30-million-cash-from-cyber-heist-bangladesh-central-bank-governor-quits-idUKKCN0WH0A1">winding</a> up in an account for Solaire, one Razon’s gaming subsidiaries. Razon <a href="https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/04/21/16/casinos-worst-place-for-dirty-money-solaires-razon-says">insisted</a> that the scandal did little damage to his business’ reputation.</p> <p>Australian labor’s resistance to ICTSI operating ports was based on the fear that the company—seeking to expand its presence around the globe—would drive down standards for the country’s port workers. Australian unions had a right to be worried: Economic liberalization has <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022185619834321">led</a> to a decline in union bargaining power in Australia, and union membership <a href="https://www.rba.gov.au/publications/rdp/2019/pdf/rdp2019-02.pdf">is</a> declining. In fact, the MUA faced <a href="https://www.afr.com/politics/maritime-union-of-australia-faces-10m-damages-claim-over-gorgon-action-20160718-gq83dt">a</a> crippling lawsuit, similar to the one the ILWU is facing, regarding a work stoppage involving Chevron cargo, and the MUA ended up <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-06/cfmeu-maritime-union-to-merge-fair-work-decision/9517618">merging</a> with another union.</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1b8c4450-6f5a-4e82-aad9-b46bbb767e31" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/ictsi.social.3%20resized.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Rattling the transport labor movement</strong></p> <p>ICTSI is <a href="https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2017/02/port_of_portland_splits_with_t.html">no longer</a> operating at the Portland terminal. But its existence there, unless the judge in the ILWU case decides to rehear the matter or grant some sort of appeal, will forever leave a stamp in American maritime unionism and rattle the transport labor movement worldwide.</p> <p>It should be noted, however, that ILWU’s campaign at the Portland terminal may be considered ill-advised. The dispute in Portland stemmed from the fact that the jobs in question related to electrical operation of refrigerated containers. Thus, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers claimed, the jobs rightly belonged to the IBEW. ICTSI had made the argument that as the port operator, the ILWU's targeting of ICTSI in what was ultimately a dispute over union jurisdiction was <a href="http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2017/07/24/14-35504.pdf"> a secondary boycott </a>. Was it really the best use of the ILWU’s time and energy to fight over a few workers who were likely going to end up with some sort of union representation? In hindsight, it certainly was not.</p> <p>It isn’t clear if ICTSI-related companies have any port operations in the United States or plan to compete for opportunities at U.S. ports anytime soon—the company did not respond to a request for comment. What is clear from this debacle is that employers are ready and willing to use the secondary boycott ban against transport unions to the extent that it could cripple unions’ operations. Employers<a href="https://www.joc.com/port-news/longshoreman-labor/landmark-judgment-puts-ilwu-its-heels_20191114.html"> have </a> happily embraced the jury award, saying that it puts the union—and rank-and-file port workers—on notice.<br /> <br /> “It hearkens back to the Gilded Age when corporations used employer friendly courts to bankrupt and destroy unions,” said <a href="https://history.washington.edu/people/james-gregory">James Gregory</a>, a labor historian at the University of Washington. “More important, it threatens the existence of a union that has long been a model of progressive politics and democratic governance, a union that fights for labor rights worldwide, a union that has beaten back every challenge since 1934. And if the courts are again going to issue rulings bankrupting unions, no union is safe, nor are the workplace rights that all of us—union and no union—rely upon."</p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/dockers" hreflang="en">dockers </a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/ictsi" hreflang="en">ICTSI</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/ilwu" hreflang="en">ILWU</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--35" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=182413&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="gVNFmjZCTWFOwlmiQQ_IOG72nCbx3YDkMKa5IuUyHYw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:44:20 +0000 Natalie 182413 at https://www.itfglobal.org Railway workers take action across the globe https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/railway-workers-take-action-across-globe <span class="field-title">Railway workers take action across the globe</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/200121rail%20strikes%20WEBSITE.png?itok=JTZUfHqN" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:39</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>Thousands of railway workers have been on strike across the world in the last few months, taking action to stop privatisation, outsourcing and cuts to conditions. </span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span>France</span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/french-rail-strike-itf-pledges-support"><span>In France, workers are in their second month of action, with the CGT, UNSA, CFDT and FO fighting attempts to cut pensions, lower conditions, cut wages and restrict union rights.</span></a><span> To mark the fiftieth day of their campaign, on Friday, 24 January, rail workers will join demonstrations throughout the country. </span></span></span></p> <h4>India</h4> <p><span><span><span>In India rail strikes were organised by the AIRF (All India Railwaymen’s Federation) from 2 to 7 January 2020. They were opposing the Ministry of Railways plan for the ‘reconstruction of the Indian railways’, which would result in the privatisation of the network, with hundreds of staff losing their jobs on the already understaffed service.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>ITF affiliates, South Western Railway Mazdoor Union (SWRMU), North Western Railway Employees’ Union (NWREU), Western Railway Employees’ Union (WREU) and the National Railway Mazdoor Union (NRMU) all took part in the strikes. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b8c8da91-bf65-4a73-8479-d71e2fca5f6b" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Picture%20269%20copy_0.jpg" /></span></span></span></p> <h4>UK</h4> <p><span><span><span>In the UK, the RMT union is continuing it safety-driven campaign to stop the introduction of driver-only operation trains. It carried out 27 days of strikes around London at the end of 2019, and plans further action in 2020. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The campaign is part of the union’s </span><a href="https://www.rmt.org.uk/campaigns/rail/safe-trains-for-all/"><span>Safe Trains For All</span></a><span> work that also includes defending other safety-critical railway workers, such as station staff, engineers, cleaning and maintenance teams. The ITF has pledged the back the RMT’s work as employers in other countries explore the idea of driver-only trains. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Chair of the ITF railway section, David Gobe, said: “This really is the winter of discontent for rail workers. But our hearts have been warmed by the solidarity and support we are showing each other across borders, and across sectors. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="FR" xml:lang="FR" xml:lang="FR">"We don't want to be the generation that sacrifices the next. Throughout the world we share the same values, to fight everyday for a world that is more fair and more human.</span><span>“</span></span></span></p> <h4>Pakistan</h4> <p><span><span><span>Also this week, </span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/pakistani-rail-union-protest-in-multiple-cities"><span>rail workers in Pakistan are holding protests in multiple cities, to force the rail authorities to approve their union’s charter of demands.</span></a> </span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--36" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=181375&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="tqr5LvQLzIo5QWUMSK0TGmAf-vrYK0nZbNFBVkPxsUA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:39:06 +0000 andy_k-g 181375 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020 https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-general-secretary-stephen-cotton-davos-2020 <span class="field-title">ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton at Davos 2020</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/17steve_cotton.JPG?itok=FxW92Rj5" width="1690" height="1110" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 01/20/2020 - 09:59</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Stephen Cotton, general secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) will also be available for </span></span><span><span>interview at Davos 2020 - the </span></span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>We invite </span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>journalists to arrange interviews with Mr Cotton on key themes from Davos 2020, which intersect with the ITF’s work advocating for the world’s transport workers.</span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>WHO: </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>STEPHEN COTTON, general </span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)</span></span> <span><span>– representing 20 million workers in 147 countries</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>WHEN: </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>22-24 January 2020</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>WHERE: </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>World Economic Forum media centre, Davos</span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>MAJOR ISSUES</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Sustainable transport</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Transport contributes to roughly one quarter of global, energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonisation of the whole economy must be based on employer and trade union cooperation, transport investment and government leadership.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Society and future of work </span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"><span>Technology is disrupting the global economy and lives of workers across all transport sectors. The </span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>ITF are influencing discussions around digitalization, the ‘gig economy’, automation and technological change; ensuring that the workers of today and tomorrow are central to the future of work.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>We must govern tech; tech must not govern us</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>We must own our data and share the profits it generates. New technology must create jobs and improves our lives. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Better business – supply chain accountability</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Multinationals are answerable and accountable for the exploitation throughout their global supply chain. Only workers and their unions can offer the workplace-level due diligence needed to end exploitation in supply chains.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Better business – business and human rights</span></span></strong></span></span><br /> We need mandatory human rights due diligence legislation at the national level and a strong, international binding treaty on business and human rights to address accountability gaps with respect to corporate human rights obligations.</p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Fairer economies – good trade is transparent</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>China’s Belt and Road Initiative is restructuring global supply chains. Workers and local communities must participate in the planning, investment, development and operation, for it to be accountable and sustainable.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Beyond geopolitics – ILO Convention 190 on violence and harassment in work</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Violence, harassment and gender-based occupational segregation are daily realities for millions of transport workers. Unions are demanding protection and calling on governments to ratify and implement ILO C190. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Fairer economies – aviation is soaring, but wages and conditions are falling</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Informal, subcontracted work is becoming the new normal in the aviation industry. Workers’ rights and passenger safety are the first casualties of this race to the bottom. Airlines have the power to change this.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Cabotage laws are the bedrock of the blue economy</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>The maritime economy is built on the link between sustainability, safety, job growth and labour rights. National maritime cabotage laws maintain decent work for seafarers, </span></span><span><span>liberalisation of cabotage is a major threat to the blue economy and international trade. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>-----</p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>To arrange an interview or for more information contact</span></span></strong><span><span>:<br /> Andy Khan-Gordon, </span></span><a href="mailto:khan-gordon_andy@itf.org.uk"><span><span>khan-gordon_andy@itf.org.uk</span></span></a><span><span>, mob/WhatsApp </span></span><a href="tel:+44%207711%20356%20964"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>+44 (0) 7711 356 964</span></span></a></span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--37" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=181374&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="EG2lZDzfIuLfaajwsVdLEMbxGnk_m3jkXnfrZ5pRWrA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51501" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51501 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51501" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1579791419"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">John Mark Mwanika</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 months 1 week ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Indeed employers should have started working together like yesterday, it’s time that employers work together with worker to repair the confusion and mistrust caused by the neoliberal policies!</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51501&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="nvMv8ZOuC5o1wN2MK9jB5QnKxzvtITDSrmrk7bW5H5o"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51509" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51509 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51509" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1580505178"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Recep</div> <div class="c-comment-created">1 month 4 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>work at DP World Yarımca Port<br /> initiated by your union<br /> We can not get the news from Turkey about 1 years of limaniş unions do not believe that activities carried out to fulfill the duties of these union officials in<br /> we are never answered<br /> if not, let's start meeting with other unions</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51509&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="qHotV2eB1RhL1mX4RhDSZ71iwFLnqu78plg4B4MlHcY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 20 Jan 2020 09:59:54 +0000 andy_k-g 181374 at https://www.itfglobal.org Ground Staff Committee https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/ground-staff-committee-0 <span class="field-title">Ground Staff Committee</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:17</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Marid</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Wed, 11/11/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 11/11/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:17:59 +0000 Natalie 180232 at https://www.itfglobal.org MRO/Ground Handling Working Groups https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/mroground-handling-working-groups <span class="field-title">MRO/Ground Handling Working Groups</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:16</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Madrid</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Tue, 11/10/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Tue, 11/10/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:16:20 +0000 Natalie 180231 at https://www.itfglobal.org Civil Aviation Section Committee https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/civil-aviation-section-committee-1 <span class="field-title">Civil Aviation Section Committee</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:10</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Madrid </div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Mon, 11/09/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 11/09/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:10:49 +0000 Natalie 180230 at https://www.itfglobal.org Executive Board Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/executive-board-meeting-0 <span class="field-title">Executive Board Meeting</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:54</span> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-asia-pacific" hreflang="en">ITF Asia Pacific</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Manila, Philippines</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/executive-board" hreflang="en">executive board</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 10/23/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 10/22/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:54:29 +0000 Natalie 180229 at https://www.itfglobal.org Baltic Inspectorate Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/baltic-inspectorate-meeting <span class="field-title">Baltic Inspectorate Meeting</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:43</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Riga, Latvia </div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Wed, 09/30/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Tue, 09/29/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:43:14 +0000 Natalie 180228 at https://www.itfglobal.org ICAO Working Group - ATRP https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/icao-working-group-atrp <span class="field-title">ICAO Working Group - ATRP</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:38</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-americas" hreflang="en">ITF Americas</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Montreal, Canada</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 07/06/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:38:15 +0000 Natalie 180227 at https://www.itfglobal.org Remote Towers Working Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/remote-towers-working-group-0 <span class="field-title">Remote Towers Working Group</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:35</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Swanwick, UK </div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 06/11/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:35:18 +0000 Natalie 180226 at https://www.itfglobal.org Air Traffic Services Committee https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/air-traffic-services-committee <span class="field-title">Air Traffic Services Committee</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:31</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Swanwick, UK </div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 06/11/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 06/10/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:31:13 +0000 Natalie 180225 at https://www.itfglobal.org International Cabin Crew Day https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/international-cabin-crew-day <span class="field-title">International Cabin Crew Day</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:24</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Worldwide</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/cabin-crew" hreflang="en">cabin crew </a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>31 May 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:24:57 +0000 Natalie 180224 at https://www.itfglobal.org ILO International Labour Conference (ILC) https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/ilo-international-labour-conference-ilc <span class="field-title">ILO International Labour Conference (ILC)</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:21</span> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Geneva</div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>25 May - 05 June 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 06/05/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 05/25/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:21:12 +0000 Natalie 180223 at https://www.itfglobal.org Remote Towers Working Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/remote-towers-working-group <span class="field-title">Remote Towers Working Group</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:10</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">Civil Aviation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>17 - 18 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Tue, 02/18/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:10:53 +0000 Natalie 180210 at https://www.itfglobal.org Cabotage Task Force https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/cabotage-task-force-1 <span class="field-title">Cabotage Task Force</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:05</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-asia-pacific" hreflang="en">ITF Asia Pacific</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Sydney, Australia</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>05 - 06 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 02/06/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 02/05/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:05:39 +0000 Natalie 180209 at https://www.itfglobal.org Offshore Task Force Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/offshore-task-force-group-1 <span class="field-title">Offshore Task Force Group</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:01</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-asia-pacific" hreflang="en">ITF Asia Pacific</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Sydney, Australia</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>04 - 05 February 2019</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Tue, 02/04/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:01:16 +0000 Natalie 180208 at https://www.itfglobal.org Solidarity with Papua New Guinean workers at Air Niugini https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/solidarity-papua-new-guinean-workers-air-niugini <span class="field-title">Solidarity with Papua New Guinean workers at Air Niugini</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Civil%20aviation%20-%20Air%20Niugini%20plane.png?itok=UCvSbNSk" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/113" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">james_b</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:13</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The ITF is calling on its affiliates to support workers at Air Niugini, who are locked in a dispute with the airline’s management over a range of issues including housing allowance for employees.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>ITF’s Papua New Guinean affiliate, the National Airline Employees Association (NAEA), represents workers in Air Niugini. The company has recently withdrawn employees’ housing allowance and made redundancies without consulting the union, claiming that it is in a financially strained position.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The union is currently tied to a process of mandatory dialogue with the company, but concerns remain that the airline is not engaging in good faith. The ITF civil aviation secretary, Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez, has written to Air Niugini’s managing director expressing support for NAEA and demanding that he resolves the dispute swiftly and fairly.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We are asking all ITF civil aviation affiliates to send messages of solidarity to NAEA. Please send written statements, photos or videos to <a href="mailto:civilaviation@itf.org.uk">civilaviation@itf.org.uk</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--38" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=180207&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="TsemqNV61gts6XIPuw5Va4BmDRRfIXYmwtWLYkxvhhU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:13:12 +0000 james_b 180207 at https://www.itfglobal.org Pakistani rail union to protest in multiple cities https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/pakistani-rail-union-protest-in-multiple-cities <span class="field-title">Pakistani rail union to protest in multiple cities</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/pakistan%20rail%202.jpeg?itok=NPG8wtjC" width="1690" height="1268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:54</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>ITF-affiliate, the Railway Workers Union of Pakistan (RWU Open Line), is to hold simultaneous protests in eight cities to force the railway administration to resolve a long-running dispute. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The union has been pushing for approval of its charter of demands for its collective agreement, but the railway authorities have continually stalled negotiations. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The union’s executive committee decided upon mass sit-ins in Karachi, Sukkur, Quetta, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Kundian and Peshawar. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The demonstrations will take place 21 January 2020.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>RWU Open Line general secretary Muhammad Naseem Rao will address the protests at the same time via a telephone link up. </span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/pakistan" hreflang="en">pakistan </a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/railways" hreflang="en">railways</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--39" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178972&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="TKtOtgW2flx9drYU3xXWPu10oFn44AAm_6ghPHkVACU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:54:13 +0000 andy_k-g 178972 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF backs unions against ‘slavery law’ in Ukraine https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-backs-unions-against-slavery-law-in-ukraine <span class="field-title">ITF backs unions against ‘slavery law’ in Ukraine</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Ukraine_March.jpg?itok=AqTeVeTF" width="1690" height="1233" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 01/10/2020 - 16:37</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The ITF has joined with global unions and its Ukrainian affiliates to oppose a draft labour law that will severely <span>undermine workers’ rights and </span>contravene national labour law and international labour standards. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Today, ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton has written to the president of Ukraine calling on his government to withdraw the law, which was introduced in Parliament on 27 December.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mr Cotton said: “With this new law, trade unions will become outsiders, they will be deprived of the right to participate in the development of policy in the area of labour relations, wages and social protection.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The whole system of labour law and social protection is being dismantled. The law on labour has already been nicknamed a ‘slavery law’. Massive transition to individual contracts will deprive workers of their rights, and every worker will have to individually bargain over their wages and working conditions … it is incumbent upon the government of Ukraine to withdraw this draft labour law without any delay.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>In the letter, Mr Cotton reminds President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine’s obligations under international law: “The draft law is in contravention of core international labour standards, undermines workers’ fundamental rights and is a regression from the current Ukrainian national labour law.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The new law violates several International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions that Ukraine has ratified including minimum wage fixing (no. 131), freedom of association and protection of the right to organise (no. 87) and right to organise and collective bargaining (no. 98).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Ukrainian trade union federations and ITF-affiliated unions are actively campaigning against the law, which has attracted strong international opposition from the <a href="https://www.etuc.org/en/node/18514">European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)</a>, <a href="https://www.ituc-csi.org/ukraine-draft-law?lang=en">the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC),</a> <a href="http://www.industriall-union.org/draft-labour-law-in-ukraine-restricts-union-activities">Industriall global union</a> and <a href="https://www.epsu.org/article/trade-union-movement-raises-concerns-about-labour-law-ukraine">the European Public Services Union</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/europe" hreflang="en">europe</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/ilo" hreflang="en">ILO</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/workers-rights" hreflang="en">worker’s rights</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--40" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178971&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="_vc-UeAHkMEQL-X4s2KsvsNBzbqtEjLF9GVM7dIC5yI"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:37:11 +0000 andy_k-g 178971 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF rescues Kenyan seafarers from Mozambique https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-rescues-kenyan-seafarers-mozambique <span class="field-title">ITF rescues Kenyan seafarers from Mozambique</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/WhatsApp%20Image%202020-01-09%20at%2014.36.56.jpeg?itok=iqhxF_aV" width="1690" height="1134" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:50</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The ITF has come to the rescue of 10 Kenyan seafarers who had travelled to Pemba, Mozambique through Tanzania in August 2019, to work on an EU-bound vessel, MV Nina.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The seafarers were left stranded on the vessel, which had technical problems, for four months without contracts or adequate food. Their attempts to contact the Iranian owner of the vessel were met with intimidation and death threats.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>They reported the matter to Pemba Maritime Authority and the ITF Africa regional office, which swung into action with the help of the ITF’s inspectorate in Mombasa, Kenya, and the SINPOCAF – an ITF affiliate in Mozambique. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The vessel was inspected by Mozambican authorities and found not to be seaworthy. Raul Sengo, SINPOCAF’s general secretary, who is also a member of the ITF Africa regional committee, travelled to Pemba to facilitate repatriation of the seafarers.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>ITF inspector Betty Makena said: “African seafarers face low wages, mistreatment from employers and lack of jobs. We call upon governments in the region to work with global unions to develop programmes that support seafarers.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>ITF Africa regional secretary, Mohammed Safiyanu, added: “The ITF is always using its capacity and international networks to assist transport workers. We call upon all the relevant stakeholders to work with us to make the lives of seafarers even better.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5a0a4c5f-3226-499c-a5dc-6f03adf61614" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/WhatsApp%20Image%202020-01-09%20at%2014.36.54.jpeg" /></span></span></p> <p><span><span>The seafarers arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday 7 January before traveling home to Mombasa.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a99b3a67-888f-48be-9c2a-9e2194c705aa" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/WhatsApp%20Image%202020-01-09%20at%2014.36.55.jpeg" /></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/inspectors" hreflang="en">inspectors</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/kenya" hreflang="en">kenya</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--41" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178970&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="po_t224CkhGUWm8JcI1WK2IxZ4unwrpMzO6YO3Caw2g"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 10 Jan 2020 10:50:02 +0000 andy_k-g 178970 at https://www.itfglobal.org Dockers’ Clause: A deal is a deal – and we are defending it! https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/dockers-clause-deal-deal-and-we-are-defending-it <span class="field-title">Dockers’ Clause: A deal is a deal – and we are defending it!</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Lashing-02.jpg?itok=S2yMKDqX" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:56</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Dockers unions, shop stewards and legal advisors from ten countries gathered in Rotterdam yesterday and pledged to take action to ensure that the new “Dockers’ Clause” is correctly implemented, forming an international team of legal advisors to prepare for action against companies that do not comply with the clause.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The new agreement was signed in February 2018 by workers’ and employers’ representatives from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC). The amended clause (</span><span>Article 4, Non-Seafarers Work commonly referred to as the “Dockers’ Clause”)</span><span> which applies to all ITF approved agreements took effect worldwide in the same month, with two exceptions: Europe and Canada.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Europe and Canada were given almost two years additional time to prepare for the new rules – until 1 January 2020 – before the agreement entered into force on the explicit request of employers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Despite this generous arrangement, certain companies have refused to uphold the Dockers’ Clause. Instead of contracting lashing companies, they waited until the clause entered into effect and now claim that enforcement is impossible.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Today workers’ representatives in Europe (ETF) and globally (ITF) condemned the behaviour as unacceptable.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">“The Dockers’ Clause was agreed for the health and safety of seafarers and dockers. Delaying its implementation jeopardizes safe working conditions and it constitutes a breach of the agreement” said Terje Samuelsen, ETF Dockers’ section chair, commenting on the employers’ actions.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">“The Dockers’ Clause, which came into effect on January 1, is important in two ways – for dockers to do the job safely and to ensure seafarers are no longer obligated to do a job that according to their CBA they’re not supposed to be doing. I am surprised that shipowners – who knew this was coming for more than two years – still don’t respect it,” Samuelsen added.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Niek Stam, ITF Dockers’ Section second vice chair said that it is important for seafarers as well as dockers that the clause is upheld.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">“The Dockers’ Clause secures safe working conditions for seafarers and for dockers. The clause was agreed that lashing work should be carried out by trained dockers! Trade unions are supporting the new Dockers’ Clause and are ready and willing to defend it. A deal is a deal, and a signature is legally binding,” affirmed Stam.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">“The agreement was negotiated and signed by both sides, and it is time for everyone to comply. The trade unions of Europe and Canada represented by ITF will keep their end of the promises, companies must keep their side of the bargain as well,” said Stam. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">An international team of legal advisors has been formed to make sure that companies will indeed comply. Delaying tactics on implementation of the agreement will not be accepted and the necessary legal measures are being prepared to ensure the deal is respected. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><em><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">For more information, please contact <a href="mailto:media@itf.org.uk">media@itf.org.uk</a>.</span></em></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/cba" hreflang="en">CBA</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/dockers" hreflang="en">dockers </a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--42" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178969&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="frVA2sUvwwJzebLHJ2nbrKGXr8zcpgcS4U6U35Y8BIQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 12:56:50 +0000 barton_linda 178969 at https://www.itfglobal.org CGU condemns Indian government response to citizenship law protests https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/cgu-condemns-indian-government-response-citizenship-law-protests <span class="field-title">CGU condemns Indian government response to citizenship law protests</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/indian-flag_crop.jpg?itok=2PGplp_b" width="1690" height="1160" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">barton_linda</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:20</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span>The Council of Global Unions (CGU) </span><span>– </span><span>representing more than 200 million workers from across the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations including the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD </span><span>– </span><span>wholeheartedly condemns the response of the Indian government to the legitimate protests of the Indian people against the recently passed citizenship law. </span></p> <p><span>The passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) through the Indian parliament on 11 December has seen people take to the streets throughout the country, and the government has responded by attacking basic, fundamental freedoms. </span></p> <p><span>According to reports, the government has called out troops, shut down the internet and imposed curfews. We understand the violence has resulted in at least 6 deaths.</span><br /> <br /> <span>In addition, on 17 December, we understand the Supreme Court refused to hear a petition against the police action inside Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where they allegedly attacked students inside campus premises. </span></p> <p><span>This overwhelmingly disproportionate, brutal response is not compatible with a functioning democracy. Every citizen of the world has the right to freedom of assembly, of expression and of association. We - the global labour movement - cannot allow these fundamental rights to be violated. </span></p> <p><span>We further understand that the bill itself violates the secular principles enshrined in the Indian constitution; that faith cannot be made a condition of citizenship. The constitution prohibits religious discrimination against its citizens, and guarantees all persons equality before the law and equal protection of the law. </span></p> <p><span>The CAB offers amnesty to non-Muslim illegal immigrants from three neighbouring countries - Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. We understand the government says the CAB gives sanctuary to people fleeing religious persecution. However, to the outside world it appears part of an agenda to marginalise Muslims. </span></p> <p><span>For workers, these violations are occurring in the wake of an alarming series of attacks on labour rights and trade unions in India. The Modi government recently reduced the number of labour codes from forty-four to just four. Acting in bad faith, the government published the proposed industrial relations labour code on its website without any formal consultation amongst the trade unions. Under the new code, trade unions would need to represent 75% of the workforce to be recognised as representing a workplace. As a result, all Indian trade union centres have decided to go on general strike on 8 January 2020. </span></p> <p><span>The CGU stands against discrimination in any form and condemns the Indian government for brutal oppression of its citizens and repression of workers and their trade unions. We stand with the protestors - the young people, the working men and women of India - who are fighting for fairness, justice and fundamental human rights. </span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--43" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178967&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="Ja4eR_PgOIWIbfDSoeu1HJNixDE16sq-gTioGy693Do"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:20:15 +0000 barton_linda 178967 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF speaks for global maritime professionals at International Association of Maritime Universities https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-speaks-global-maritime-professionals-international-association-maritime-universities <span class="field-title">ITF speaks for global maritime professionals at International Association of Maritime Universities</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/ITF%20speaks%20for%20global%20maritime%20professionals%20at%20International%20Association%20of%20Maritime%20Universities.png?itok=K1D0aa0Q" width="1690" height="987" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 01/07/2020 - 18:40</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">Photo credit: IAMU</div> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span>The ITF has represented the views of global maritime professionals at the 20th general assembly of the <a href="https://iamu-edu.org/">International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)</a> in Tokyo, Japan, 30 October to 2 November 2019. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The event was attended by 180 specialists of maritime universities and industry experts from 27 countries.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Professor Takeshi Nakazawa, IAMU executive director, expressed the view that the development of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) and automation is it outpacing the capacity of the human factor. He said that </span><span>maritime education and training (MET) must change in order to match this challenge. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Furthermore, professor Nakazawa said there needs to be closer attention to how the maritime labour market will be influenced by the implementation of advanced technologies, such as digital technology, robots, artificial intelligence and MASS. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">ITF maritime safety committee IMO expert, professor Sergey Aysinov, joined the panel discussion ‘Is there a future for seafarers with the coming of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)’. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/news/files/ITF%20PowerPoint%20Presentation%20on%20IAMU%20General%20Assembly%2020th%20session%20Oct%202019.pdf">Professor Aysinov pointed out that</a>:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">GDP growth will lead to shipping development and demand</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>one manufacturer’s optimistic vision is that in 2040, 14 percent of the world fleet will have some sort of MASS equipment aboard</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">lifetime total ship costs vary sector to sector, however, as a general rule:</span></span></span></span> <span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">40 percent capital costs, </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">40 percent fuel costs, </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">20 percent ships operating costs (25 percent of which are crew costs)</span></span></span></span></span>, c<span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">rew cost is between 3-6 percent of the lifetime total ship cost</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">MASS is a continuation of industry automation likely leading to a reduction in the number of crew members, thus the quality of maritime professionals is important</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">management level officers will need to upskill</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">some equipment maintenance is likely to be transformed from on-board to shore-based/remote</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">deck officers and engine officers need some additional education similar to that of electro technical officers</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The panel touch upon on the following major issues as well:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>In 2020, the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended, will be open for revision. In foreseeing the likely reduction in market demand for cadets and ratings, the revised discussion should guarantee a robust cadet’s navigation practice. </span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">There will be a study regarding the practicality on cadetship training availability presented at the IMO in 2020</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>A recent publication containing skills required/expected from maritime professionals was presented  <a href="https://iamu-edu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/IAMU_GMP-Body-of-Knowledge.pdf">Global Maritime Professional: Body of Knowledge</a>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The views and positions of the ITF received support from the panel as well as the audience. </span><span>No matter how technologies may or may not bring differences in maritime workers’ career paths, the authentic knowledge, skills, competence, experience and expertise of seafarers will be appreciated. On that note, education and training is an essential part of the maritime human element.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--44" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178964&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="F5u3k9vHWGsZdWSKZxcz6BiuMn_rO5jei0WnJhTVejk"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:40:47 +0000 andy_k-g 178964 at https://www.itfglobal.org XPO issues ‘unacceptable’ response to formal legal notice https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/xpo-issues-unacceptable-response-formal-legal-notice <span class="field-title">XPO issues ‘unacceptable’ response to formal legal notice</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Confront%20XPO.png?itok=jHTQJECa" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:55</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span>On </span></span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/transport-giant-served-notice-under-duty-vigilance-law-in-landmark-legal-move"><span><span>1 October 2019, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and a global alliance of national trade unions served formal notice on XPO Logistics Europe</span></span></a><span><span> under </span></span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/news/files/Letter%20XPO%20Devoir%20de%20Vigilance%20EN%20final.pdf"><span><span><span><span>the French Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The law holds businesses to certain obligations of vigilance in relation to the human rights of their workers, local communities and others affected by their operations around the world. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>The ITF had given XPO the three months under the law to fulfil its obligations and respond to the formal notice, but the company has come back with a statement that they believe they have already fulfilled their obligations with a two-page section in their 2019 annual report. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>However, the ITF set out clearly in the detailed notice served on the company how this two-page section is an entirely inadequate attempt to fulfil their legal requirements and does not<em> </em>comply with any provisions of the Law. The few paragraphs are severely lacking, and we are disappointed at XPO’s refusal to engage and improve its plan. It is abundantly clear to us that this meagre attempt cannot begin to fulfil the requirements of the innovative French law that intends to hold businesses to account for activities along their international supply chain.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>ITF legal director, Ruwan Subasinghe, commented on XPO’s failure to respond as required under the law: “The ITF has given XPO the three months permitted to produce a revised vigilance plan that is adequate according to French law.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“The network of trade unions concerned by XPO’s practices in relation to labour protections has been very reasonable in limiting its demands to what could have practicably been achieved by the company in this time, rather than immediately requiring the company to take all of the steps required to satisfy the law. It is clear that the legislation requires significantly more of the company than we have at this first stage. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>“We want to see real change in the company’s transparency and engagement with the local unions, as required by law. The XPO global union family offered open communication, collaboration and assistance to the company from the outset, as set out in the <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/news/files/Letter%20XPO%20Devoir%20de%20Vigilance%20EN%20final.pdf">letter of formal notice. </a></span></span></p> <p><span><span>“It is unacceptable that the company would come back after three months simply to insist on its compliance, without further engagement. We are therefore seeking legal advice in France and preparing to take next steps in accordance with that advice.”</span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/logistics" hreflang="en">logistics</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--45" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178963&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="vJlV7i8mgqFBM0oJ1t02w1PCD9dWkHV_T8gmhSHilPA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:55:26 +0000 andy_k-g 178963 at https://www.itfglobal.org #LashingIsDockersWork: ITF Dockers’ Clause comes into force https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/lashingisdockerswork-itf-dockers-clause-comes-force <span class="field-title">#LashingIsDockersWork: ITF Dockers’ Clause comes into force</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Lashing.jpg?itok=Te8fFe8A" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 01/01/2020 - 22:45</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The ITF “Dockers’ Clause” comes into force in Canada and Europe today. A lot has been said about what is commonly called the Dockers Clause, but it’s worth reviewing exactly what the clause is and what it means to ITF affiliated dockers’ unions.<br />  <br /> Let’s start from the beginning:</p> <ol> <li>Under ITF policy, seafarers’ affiliates have the right to sign what are known as ITF Agreements on Flag of Convenience ships that are beneficially owned in their nation. These collective agreements cover seafarers working aboard and must adhere to certain principles in order to be approved as ITF collective agreements. </li> <li>These agreements are bargained with shipping representatives from the International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC). ITF affiliates and ITF secretariat form a bargaining committee. Together, the ITF committee and IMEC bargain in what is known as the International Bargaining Forum (IBF).  The ITF committee takes its bargaining direction from affiliated seafarers’ and dockers’ unions. </li> <li>After a five-year ITF campaign to reclaim lashing for dockworkers, on 19-22 February 2018 the ITF and Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) approved the terms of the new IBF Agreement that included a revised Dockers’ Clause and the new implementation procedure that clarifies dockers’ right to claim and carry out lashing and other cargo handling services in ports.</li> <li>The amended clause took  effect worldwide in February, 2018, with two exceptions: Europe and Canada. It was agreed that the new clause would come into force in those jurisdictions on January 1, 2020, allowingterminal operators, shipping companies and especially feeder services to make the necessary adjustments.  </li> </ol> <p>After a long wait, 2020 has arrived.<br />  <br /> So let’s take a look at what that clause actually says:</p> <blockquote> <p>“Neither Seafarers nor anyone else on board whether in permanent or temporary employment by the Company shall carry out cargo handling services in a port, at a terminal or on board of a vessel, where dock workers, who are members of an ITF affiliated union, are providing the cargo handling services. Where there are not sufficient numbers of qualified dock workers available, the ship’s crew may carry out the work provided that there is prior agreement of the ITF Dockers Union or ITF Unions concerned; and provided that the individual Seafarers volunteer to carry out such duties; and those Seafarers are qualified and adequately compensated for that work. For the purpose of this clause “cargo handling services” may include but is not limited to: loading, unloading, lashing, unlashing, checking and receiving.”</p> </blockquote> <p>The Dockers’ Clause applies to all ships crews covered by ITF CBAs (nearly 15,000 worldwide) and ITF Dockers’ affiliates claiming or reclaiming lashing worldwide.<br />  <br /> The clause is an important, hard-won improvement to our existing language, bargained at the insistence of ITF Dockers’ affiliates — and rightly so.</p> <p>The clause represents a recognition of the importance of having trained, experienced dockers undertaking this dangerous work. The new clause will end the problem of fatigued seafarers undertaking lashing particularly on feeder services in Europe. It’s a win for both seafarers and dockers in an environment where some shipowners continue to exploit seafarers and dockers, </p> <p>As we move through an uncertain future of automation and the ongoing struggle for jurisdiction, we loudly declare that lashing is dockers’ work. We expect some struggles in our respective national campaigns to claim lashing, but the ITF and its affiliates are committed to this struggle — and there is no acceptable outcome except victory. <br />  <br /> Work has already begun in dockers affiliates in Europe and in the Port of Montreal, Canada, with ITF Inspectors committed to supporting the implementation of the clause.<br />  <br /> If you see seafarers doing dockers’ work, or a ship that arrives unlashed, let your union representatives and local ITF inspector know, every inspector is trained to resolve the issue and defend dockers’ jurisdiction to lash.<br />   <br /> Together, we will secure our work, our docks and the world’s cargo. Dockers’ doing the heavy lifting worldwide.</p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/dockers" hreflang="en">dockers </a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--46" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178958&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="iH44JX1OEUKHzMX_HWiQuvyhSI_Dv5B4gSFbL2bcc-o"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51439" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51439 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51439" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1577985257"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">John Sansone </div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 months 4 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>As former ITF coordinator/inspector for the United States, I applaud the approval of this Dockers lashings clause into the ITF's contract. It's was long overdue.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51439&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="MujwLNXIKxEJ0z4b6CCiRgmaOklmRsjP2NZs1gk6Bbo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51440" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51440 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51440" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1578087362"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Mike gauthier local 502</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 months 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Well written and thanks for the explaination</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51440&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="uo8roP2kXIXlqq39IB7V4426t6xYUqzfkSQAu2aHQFQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51452" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51452 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51452" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1578436519"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Mukaila Owodiwo</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 months 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>I need job</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51452&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="UAWgZBtw74CMwgIpA5iU20wr1v9pyxJ3dAAKXSezWd0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Wed, 01 Jan 2020 22:45:13 +0000 luke_m 178958 at https://www.itfglobal.org #WeAreITF: End of year messages from ITF president and general secretary https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/weareitf-end-year-messages-itf-president-and-general-secretary <span class="field-title">#WeAreITF: End of year messages from ITF president and general secretary</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/HNY-2020.png?itok=jqnFkmK4" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 12/30/2019 - 02:46</span> <div class="field-body"><p><strong><em>Message from ITF president Paddy Crumlin</em></strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ARSTZqvps2o?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p>So it’s greetings from Union Central, Union Central is all over the world with the ITF. I’m in Sydney, Steve’s in London and you guys, working men and women, are everywhere.</p> <p>But we’ve got the same challenges – we’ve got massive political challenges, in North America, in South America, in Europe. We’ve seen the collapse of social democracy in terms of social justice.</p> <p>But we’re the genuine article. We’re the ITF. We fight from the front, on behalf of 20 million international transport workers. It doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter your gender, your race, your age.</p> <p>We’re here celebrating with you our capacity to make a difference. And we’re the voice! The voice of action, reasonableness, redistribution and social justice.</p> <p>We’re the supply chain union. We’re the lifeblood of the international economy and we know it. And we’re not afraid to take on hard disputes, and we’re not afraid to also reach agreement.</p> <p>We are the international voice of transport workers and we won’t be denied.</p> <p>We’re a work class movement, we’re a movement of international working men and women that want to make a difference in their own lives, in their families’ lives and the only way we can do that is cooperate internationally.</p> <p>If we stick together, we talk and think as a collective, we’ll challenge their agenda. We’ll build a world, not that’s going to overheat, not that’s going to take things away, jobs and opportunities, not that’s going to destroy our environment and our cities and communities, but we’ll build on it.</p> <p>That’s worth celebrating – and that’s what we do at this time of year. Regardless of your religion – that’s what we do. This is a punctuation of self belief, determination and self confirmation that we’re all in this together.</p> <p>Have a good season, let’s go forward together. Fight from the front, brothers and sisters!<br />  </p> <p><strong><em>Message from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton</em></strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ylvjwt41xM0?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p>We came out of Singapore ready to fire, and we’ve been working on our three core issues: membership growth - and the numbers are up throughout the world - campaigning and organising.</p> <p>It’s utterly critical that the work we’re doing challenges the establishment about platform employees. It’s critical – our young workers are driving that campaign with a view to make sure we all deserve decent work.</p> <p>Our seafarers are campaigning for the young men and women of the cadets of the world, publicising the quality of their career and giving them big opportunities.</p> <p>Our brothers and sisters in the Dockers section – never stop fighting, taking on the multinationals that are trying to privatise and automate their ports.</p> <p>Let’s talk campaigns – the ITF has been doing innovative and creative campaigns throughout the world, in particular, global supply chain – driving standards across all of our sectors.</p> <p>The ITF Women's team again have had an amazing year, the sanitation campaign has reached all the corners of the world and had massive take up in campaigning elements.</p> <p>Our Public Transport – we’ve been building our representation in Bus Rapid Transit. We’ve been all over the world, but in particular Africa and Asia where we put new projects on the ground and organising people.</p> <p>Also delivering our third pillar, giving global, national and regional policy to defend workers. We had a big year in the ILO – we got Convention 190 adopted in June. This is a convention that stops harassment and bullying in the workplace, and is a major step forward for not just transport workers but all workers.</p> <p>We are reversing the race to the bottom in our road transport, we’re coming up with new due diligence models, auditing and holding the economic employer to account for the responsibility to workers in the sector.</p> <p>As always, we’ve had to repel governments trying to privatise rail, in particular in India and other places where we’ve had to use all of our power and influence to defend our brothers and sisters in the rail sector.</p> <p>Our Civil Aviation team represented all of the sub sectors in aviation fighting for better safety regulations at the ICAO assembly.</p> <p>So looking forward – we’ve had a big year but we’re going to have an even bigger year in 2020.</p> <p>We started to formulate our strategy around the future of work, we’re engaging with all sectors, we’re building an implementation plan and we ultimately hope to fight and defend our workers’ rights in the changing face of technology.</p> <p>The Executive Board made a big decision about sustainable transport, we cannot stand back and watch the climate crisis developing around the world, we need to make sure that transport is a responsible player in this arena.</p> <p>In closing, it’s time to thank you all! The ITF is an amazing global union federation, but it wouldn’t be possible without all the affiliates and all the hard work that you put in.</p> <p>But it’s not just affiliates – I want to put on record my thanks to the whole of our team, the regional offices, the London team – everybody who’s worked tirelessly in 2019 to deliver a better life for transport workers. Thank you all.</p> <p>I just want to give you all a personal Happy New Year, have a prosperous, successful 2020!</p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--47" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178957&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="HxSc17YKd1W0KezEvIjXLr1mN_okEIy91ek3ghTEcd4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51432" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51432 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51432" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1577750756"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Wilma Clement</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 months ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Lots of work to do, but the entire ITF Team is more than up to the job. We have unity, determination, commitment, expertise and experience, just to mention a few, which will see us through 2020. Solidarity!</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51432&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="tsutesFukJJT51fSc5MHgNpWr_nD35qVsujk7gGFNWY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 30 Dec 2019 02:46:34 +0000 luke_m 178957 at https://www.itfglobal.org Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers launched in Mumbai https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/indian-federation-app-based-transport-workers-launched-in-mumbai <span class="field-title">Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers launched in Mumbai</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/217F8F50-C763-4070-ABD7-9257599B5D09.jpeg?itok=apaf4abO" width="1690" height="1127" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 12/23/2019 - 09:58</span> <div class="field-body"><p>Over 150 drivers, leaders and activist delegates from several cities gathered in Mumbai, India, 21-22 December to vote into existence the Indian Federation of App-Based Transport Workers (IFAT).</p> <p>The conference was formally inaugurated by Shri Raja Sridhar, president of Hind Mazdoor Sabha and ITF executive board Member; Shri Sachin Ahir, ex government minister in Maharashtra and president of Maharashtra Rajya Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh (MRRKS) was the guest honour. </p> <p>The event was also attended by many Mumbai-based trade union leaders from railways, ports, road transport and aviation.</p> <p>The IFAT conference elected Shaik Salauddin of the Telangana Joint Action Committee as its first general secretary. He said: “This is a historic moment and marks the growing strength of local unions of OLA UBER and other app-based drivers across India and their desire to speak in a unified voice with the central government and the respective state governments.”</p> <p>The two-day founding convention was attended by driver leaders from Delhi NCR, Jaipur, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Cochin, Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar, Panvel and Bhopal.</p> <p>“The federation has emerged out of two years of work and several meetings among the driver leadership from across the different states to network them, share stories of unions fighting for drivers’ rights at the app-based and ride-share companies in other parts of the world and help build the campaigning capacities of the unions here,” said Sangam Tripathy, ITF assistant regional secretary, Asia Pacific. </p> <p>“I started coming to these meetings hosted by RMMS one year ago and I am certain that the federation will grow by leaps and bounds over the next 12 months,” said Somasekhar, president of the Namma Chalakara Trade Union, Bengaluru, who was elected as the joint secretary of the IFAT. </p> <p>The process of building up to the national federation over the two-year period was guided by the ITF and Biju Mathew, secretary, New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NTWA) of the USA. </p> <p>The IFAT intends to move swiftly forward with their demands to regulate the app-based taxi sector and ensure that the new labour code of the government of India includes social security for app-based sector drivers.</p> <p>“We will put equal pressure on the state governments and the central government”, said Kamaljeet Gill, vice president of the new federation.</p> <p>In Maharashtra with the new Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress government, Mumbai becomes a special focus as the regulatory city taxi scheme implementation has been pending for over 18 months. </p> <p>“With the full force of the IFAT and MRRKS led by Sachinbhau Ahir behind us we certainly hope to be the first city to produce an airtight, regulatory framework to protect the drivers in Mumbai”, said Prashant Sawardekar, head of Ola-Uber unit in MRRKS.<br />  </p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/uber" hreflang="en">uber </a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--48" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=178263&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="9A2znn3lm9mQI-e6uDz3WzW3Ngn64krchWJeIVUsQ6Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51414" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51414 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51414" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1577204159"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ashish singh arora </div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 months ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Thanks to ITF<br /> From rajasthan state<br /> For connect every union and educate about our rights and potential<br /> Special thanks to sangam tripathi ji and biju mithu ji. For his experience and guidance.<br /> I hope ITF support is continue for united all transport workers and relief from local exploration with government and corporate..<br /> Thanku so much again from heart..</p> <p>Ashish singh<br /> Rajasthan vahan chalak sangathn</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51414&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="euA8JeqgdHYaHBhy3mkLC8fCCb4HYIFPgY8vb2nMq0Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51415" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51415 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51415" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1577204346"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Ashish singh </div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 months ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Now we need to educate and empower 30 to 40 lakh<br /> Workers they work with app based transport sector<br /> Thanku so much</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51415&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="S3KseMMmszoxvfH8pDs4aAPqmNXGbTlIWLQvMXvXoss"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Mon, 23 Dec 2019 09:58:10 +0000 andy_k-g 178263 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF supports striking Jetstar workers https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-supports-striking-jetstar-workers <span class="field-title">ITF supports striking Jetstar workers</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Civil%20aviation%20-%20Jetstar%20strike.png?itok=2nMQjlEs" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/113" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">james_b</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:27</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Workers organising with the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) began industrial action last weekend, demanding fair pay and adequate rest time to ensure the safety of passengers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Jetstar is a subsidiary of Qantas Group. Having agreed to a pay freeze to help the companies through a challenging economic period, workers are being refused a fair increase despite the fact that profits have returned to normal.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>ITF’s other civil aviation affiliates worldwide will be sending messages of solidarity to the striking workers. Supporters can also sign the petition created by TWU at </span></span></span><a href="https://actionnetwork.org/forms/i-support-jetstar-workers-taking-action"><span><span><span>https://actionnetwork.org/forms/i-support-jetstar-workers-taking-action</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/strike" hreflang="en">strike</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--49" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177803&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="VL8PZYk7lBL2OEmiO58UwKINHR-7oNDFiResXlOUGvs"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:27:50 +0000 james_b 177803 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF welcomes back Turkish union Hava-Is https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-welcomes-back-turkish-union-hava <span class="field-title">ITF welcomes back Turkish union Hava-Is</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Civil%20aviation%20-%20Hava-Is%20readmission.png?itok=U2WulG-Q" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/113" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">james_b</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:22</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Following a visit by two representatives to ITF House in London, general secretary Stephen Cotton has written to the union’s president, Ali Kemal Tatlibal, enthusiastically welcoming back Hava-Is as an ITF affiliate. Hava-Is was in fact the first union from Turkey to join the ITF.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Mr Cotton noted that, “given Turkey’s importance in aviation, particularly with the strength of Turkish Airlines and the New Istanbul Airport, Hava-Is will be in prime position to help build aviation workers’ rights in Turkey and around the world.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Building workers’ rights and representing their position is core to the work of both Hava-Is and the ITF, and we look forward to working with you in this in the future.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Hava-Is’ membership will formally commence in January, when over 20,000 Turkish workers will join their colleagues from other countries in fighting for strong labour standards in civil aviation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--50" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177802&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="8NwQ8TO1a7Zgwq7KHQiDjO2knXX175WC33Nk2VjL8ok"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:22:58 +0000 james_b 177802 at https://www.itfglobal.org Council – 125th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/council-125th-session <span class="field-title">Council – 125th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:32</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 12/07/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:32:51 +0000 Gina 177800 at https://www.itfglobal.org Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) – 103rd session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/maritime-safety-committee-msc-103rd-session <span class="field-title">Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) – 103rd session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:32</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 11/20/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:32:00 +0000 Gina 177799 at https://www.itfglobal.org The Expert Group on Data Harmonization (EGDH) – 3rd Session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/expert-group-data-harmonization-egdh-3rd-session <span class="field-title">The Expert Group on Data Harmonization (EGDH) – 3rd Session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:30</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:30:28 +0000 Gina 177798 at https://www.itfglobal.org Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 76th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/marine-environment-protection-committee-mepc-76th-session <span class="field-title">Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 76th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:28</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 10/23/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 10/19/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:28:40 +0000 Gina 177797 at https://www.itfglobal.org 27th meeting of the ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on Search and Rescue https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/27th-meeting-icaoimo-joint-working-group-search-and-rescue <span class="field-title">27th meeting of the ICAO/IMO Joint Working Group on Search and Rescue</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:27</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 10/16/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 10/12/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:27:37 +0000 Gina 177796 at https://www.itfglobal.org The Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals (ESPH) - 26th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/working-group-evaluation-safety-and-pollution-hazards-chemicals-esph-26th-session <span class="field-title">The Working Group on the Evaluation of Safety and Pollution Hazards of Chemicals (ESPH) - 26th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:26</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 10/09/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 10/05/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:26:30 +0000 Gina 177795 at https://www.itfglobal.org IMO World Maritime Day Event https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/imo-world-maritime-day-event <span class="field-title">IMO World Maritime Day Event</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:24</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:00</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:24:06 +0000 Gina 177794 at https://www.itfglobal.org The Editorial and Technical Group (E&T) - 34th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/editorial-and-technical-group-et-34th-session <span class="field-title">The Editorial and Technical Group (E&amp;T) - 34th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:22</span> <div class="field-field_about"> <div>About</div> <div><p>The Group will consider amendments of the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code, at session.</p></div> </div> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 09/25/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:22:21 +0000 Gina 177793 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) – 7th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-carriage-cargoes-and-containers-ccc-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) – 7th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:17</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 09/14/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:17:24 +0000 Gina 177792 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) – 7th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-implementation-imo-instruments-iii-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments (III) – 7th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:15</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 07/24/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 07/20/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:15:53 +0000 Gina 177791 at https://www.itfglobal.org Council – 124th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/council-124th-session <span class="field-title">Council – 124th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:14</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>29 June - 03 July 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:14:44 +0000 Gina 177790 at https://www.itfglobal.org Technical Cooperation Committee (TC) – 70th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/technical-cooperation-committee-tc-70th-session <span class="field-title">Technical Cooperation Committee (TC) – 70th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:13</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>15 - 18 June 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 06/18/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 06/15/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:13:21 +0000 Gina 177789 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Human Element Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) – 7th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-human-element-training-and-watchkeeping-htw-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Human Element Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) – 7th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:12</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 06/05/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:12:05 +0000 Gina 177788 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) – 7th Session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-ship-systems-and-equipment-sse-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) – 7th Session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:02</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>02 - 06 March 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 03/06/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 03/02/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:02:40 +0000 Gina 177781 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) – 7th Session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-pollution-prevention-and-response-ppr-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) – 7th Session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:00</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>17 - 21 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 02/17/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:00:52 +0000 Gina 177780 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF Maritime Safety Committee Steering Group meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/itf-maritime-safety-committee-steering-group-meeting <span class="field-title">ITF Maritime Safety Committee Steering Group meeting</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:59</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>ITF House, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>14 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:00</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:59:38 +0000 Gina 177779 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF Maritime Safety Committee STCW Review Working Group Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/itf-maritime-safety-committee-stcw-review-working-group-meeting <span class="field-title">ITF Maritime Safety Committee STCW Review Working Group Meeting</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:58</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>ITF House, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>14 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Fri, 02/14/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:58:09 +0000 Gina 177778 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF Seafarers Section Manning Policy Working Group Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/itf-seafarers-section-manning-policy-working-group-meeting <span class="field-title">ITF Seafarers Section Manning Policy Working Group Meeting</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:56</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>ITF House, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>13 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 02/13/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:56:31 +0000 Gina 177777 at https://www.itfglobal.org 1st meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on the Review of the STCW-F Convention https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/1st-meeting-intersessional-working-group-review-stcw-f-convention <span class="field-title">1st meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on the Review of the STCW-F Convention</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:54</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/fisheries" hreflang="en">Fisheries</a></div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>10 - 14 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:54:06 +0000 Gina 177776 at https://www.itfglobal.org The 5th MASRWG Conference: MASS Regulation – The Tide has Turned https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/5th-masrwg-conference-mass-regulation-tide-has-turned <span class="field-title">The 5th MASRWG Conference: MASS Regulation – The Tide has Turned</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:51</span> <div class="field-field_about"> <div>About</div> <div><p>Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group Conference the 5th session</p></div> </div> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>UK Chamber of Shipping Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>15 - 16 January 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 01/15/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:51:25 +0000 Gina 177775 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) – 7th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-ship-design-and-construction-sdc-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction (SDC) – 7th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:13</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>03 - 07 February 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 02/03/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:13:03 +0000 Gina 177774 at https://www.itfglobal.org Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) – 7th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/sub-committee-navigation-communications-and-search-and-rescue-ncsr-7th-session <span class="field-title">Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) – 7th session</span> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/216" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Gina</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 15:08</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/seafarers" hreflang="en">Seafarers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_region"> <div>Region</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/region/itf-global" hreflang="en">ITF Global</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>IMO Headquarters, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/seafarers" hreflang="en">seafarers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>15 - 24 January 2020</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 01/24/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 01/15/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 15:08:11 +0000 Gina 177773 at https://www.itfglobal.org Unions unite to demand release of jailed Indonesian trade unionist Rio Wijaya https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/unions-unite-demand-release-jailed-indonesian-trade-unionist-rio-wijaya <span class="field-title">Unions unite to demand release of jailed Indonesian trade unionist Rio Wijaya</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Rio-13.JPG?itok=4swjoJQL" width="1690" height="949" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:56</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The ITF, alongside Indonesian dockers federation FPPI and Rio’s union SP JICT, are calling on all affiliates and their members to help fight for Rio’s unconditional release by signing, <a href="https://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=4284">supporting and sharing a LabourStart petition</a> that launched today calling on Hutchison management at act and end the repression of trade unionist at their Jakarta terminal.</p> <p>On 20 August 2019, Rio was brutally attacked by security guards at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) and subsequently arrested and detained under false allegations of defaming and assaulting the security guards on 21 November 2019.</p> <p>Rio’s union suspects that the assault and his later imprisonment is an explicit attempt by JICT management to intimidate Mr Wijaya for his work advocating for the safety of workers at the port.</p> <p>The anti-union climate at JICT, the biggest container port operator in Indonesia, has caused unionists to fear for their rights and safety. Threats and intimidation targeting union activists at the terminal are serious and ongoing. </p> <p>Over the past 18 months, attacks on trade unionists have included the shooting of members’ cars, the mass sacking of 400 casual workers at the port, and the terminal’s appalling safety conditions that have resulted in the death of four workers since July 2016.</p> <p>Enough is enough! Join us in demanding that Hutchison Ports set the record straight and facilitate the immediate release of Rio Wijaya and that all charges levelled against him are dropped.</p> <p>Help us support Brother Rio by taking the following actions:</p> <ol> <li>Sign, support and share <a href="https://www.labourstartcampaigns.net/show_campaign.cgi?c=4284">Rio’s LabourStart campaign</a></li> <li>Take a solidarity photo with one of these <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eDClMl5WZDsGMYVIA6-DRwBTSQ7fP1gH">downloadable signs</a> and post to your social media channels with the hashtags #FreeRioWijaya #WeAreITF and/or send to <a href="mailto:commslondon@itf.org.uk">commslondon@itf.org.uk</a>.</li> </ol></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/detention" hreflang="en">detention</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/dockers" hreflang="en">dockers </a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/health-and-safety" hreflang="en">health and safety</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/hutchison-terminals" hreflang="en">hutchison terminals </a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/imprisonment" hreflang="en">imprisonment</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/spjict" hreflang="en">SPJICT</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--51" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177772&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="FAPVNpvHxrYiOXRTTq57rpQjvDtnkgXrWkwuDMrJzl8"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51422" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51422 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51422" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1577621866"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Nur rohman</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 months ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>I hopefully ITF came to Indonesia 🙏🙏🙏</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51422&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="rd_1uv0MSgziawaUA9N0crvBGf6ITlHBQ3AxxXuM4do"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 03:56:27 +0000 luke_m 177772 at https://www.itfglobal.org Joint press statement on the constructive working relationship established in Latin America between the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and Deutsche Post DHL Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/joint-press-statement-constructive-working-relationship-established-in-latin-america-between <span class="field-title">Joint press statement on the constructive working relationship established in Latin America between the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), UNI Global Union and Deutsche Post DHL Group </span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/DHL%20LATAM.png?itok=Wezrgzgb" width="1690" height="1058" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/93" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Natalie</span></span> <span class="field-created">Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:57</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">From left: Esteban Barboza (SNTT), Claudia Pinilla (SNTT), Edgar Díaz (ITF), Manuel Marín (SNTT), Luiz Velázquez (ITF), Gordon Simpson (DPDHL), Eduardo Mock (DGF), Deysi Silva (DSC), Paola Hernández (DHL Express) and Vanessa Ospina (DGF).</div> <div class="field-body"><p>At a recent meeting in Bogota, Colombia in November 2019 representatives from the parties reaffirmed their commitment to collaboration and continued dialogue.</p> <p>The DHL/ITF LATAM Network’s primary aim is to foster cooperation and dialogue between DHL and the ITF and its affiliates across the region. After an initial meeting between ITF and DHL representatives in Panama in October 2016, it was formally established in April 2018. Since then, it has provided a platform for regular discussions on various topics of interest between the parties, helping to build mutual trust and fostering overall positive relationships across the whole region.</p> <p>The recent announcements on labour legislation changes in Brazil and Mexico will now provide opportunities for a continuous constructive engagement between the parties based on experiences in the other countries in the region.</p> <p>ITF general secretary Steve Cotton discusses the successful renewal of the DHL Protocol:</p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qPtZWhjQus0?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/dhl" hreflang="en">DHL</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/latam" hreflang="en">LATAM</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--52" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177771&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="gjfOxqf3fz2gmzUo47gB4wOP2i5Se_JiQneYIvqxt-U"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51436" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51436 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51436" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1577970291"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Osman Ibrahim</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 months 4 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>We in Ghana are very happy with thus move as it will go a long way to impact on our operations here.<br /> My union(GTPCWU Of Ghana TUC) was able to unionized DHL both supply chain and GF and it is this sort of protocols that will help us deal with local management of DHL here about the workers issues.<br /> So kodos, we are surely watching keenly</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51436&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="kjUSJsYv8-ybtkoMlVz6G84oOHM2DhPzHbt604HZNPc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:57:57 +0000 Natalie 177771 at https://www.itfglobal.org International trade unions bring spotlight to Port of Auckland automation plans https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/international-trade-unions-bring-spotlight-port-auckland-automation-plans <span class="field-title">International trade unions bring spotlight to Port of Auckland automation plans</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Full-delegation-by-Beehive.jpg?itok=dgE2dZR0" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 12/16/2019 - 08:19</span> <div class="field-body"><p>An ITF delegation has met with New Zealand’s ministers of transport and labour, as well as the Auckland’s Mayor and city council, to voice first-hand the impact that automation poses to livelihoods of workers, their communities and the national and local economies.</p> <p>ITF president and Dockers’ Section chair Paddy Crumlin, who led the delegation on December 4-5, acknowledged the constructive dialogue between the government, council and the international delegation: “What’s important is that the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council have committed to ongoing dialogue with MUNZ and the ITF on the introduction of automation at the Port of Auckland and the countries other ports.</p> <p>“We thank the Minister of Transport Phil Twyford, the Minister of Labor Ian Lees-Galloway and the Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff and his councillors for the opportunity to talk directly about the financial impacts on productivity and profitability as well as social and community impacts on workers and the community of planned automation at the Port of Auckland.</p> <p>“Innovation should improve working conditions, not eliminate the workforce, and what I would also say is that for the people of Auckland this should be personal. There are very legitimate concerns about the impact of automation on jobs and the flow on effects on your local communities,” said Crumlin.</p> <p>Crumlin also extended the ITF’s deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured in the White Island eruption, which took place shortly before they were due to meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.</p> <p>“It is a traumatic and deeply shocking time for all those involved as well as the emergency services involved in the rescue including maritime services and the passengers and crew of the Ovation of the Seas. We look forward to meeting the PM on all of the important matters discussed in her absence and are deeply appreciative of the commitments made to us through her ministers,” said Crumlin.</p> <p>The high-level international delegation also included: Bob Dhaliwal, ILWU Canada Secretary Treasurer and chair of ITF Dockers’ Section Future of Work Working Group; Warren Smith, MUA assistant national secretary and vice-chair of ITF Dockers’ Section Future of Work Working Group; Dane Jones, ILWU; and Courtney Pecquex from the ITF Dockers’ Section.</p> <p>The delegation shared their respective experiences and research commissioned impacts with the ministers and city council, particularly:</p> <ul> <li>decreased productivity associated with the introduction of automation;</li> <li>job losses and the flow on impacts on the community resulting from decreased expenditures from workers; and</li> <li>health and safety issues.</li> </ul> <p>The delegation also urged the government to back a comprehensive port strategy, including the need for strong maritime cabotage regulation and increased training and recruitment of national seafarers, to ensure the retention of skilled maritime workers, promoting safety and protect the environment and nations’ economic and national security.</p> <p>The Ministers of transport and labour and Mayor of Auckland have committed to an ongoing dialogue with MUNZ and the ITF, recognising the importance of sharing and learning from the of other countries that have faced automation and have strong cabotage laws.</p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--53" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177770&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="QIsu3Yd61I5TYt9gTu4Vp-Xb_RZx-GS2Tbp8dziskIs"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 16 Dec 2019 08:19:27 +0000 luke_m 177770 at https://www.itfglobal.org #UnionWin! Korean truck drivers get safe rates of pay https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/unionwin-korean-truck-drivers-get-safe-rates-pay <span class="field-title">#UnionWin! Korean truck drivers get safe rates of pay</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/190831Korea%20global%20delegation%20joins%205%2C000%20truck%20drivers%20to%20push%20for%20safe%20rates%20of%20pay_0.jpeg?itok=wn4NqZ4V" width="1690" height="960" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 12/13/2019 - 12:33</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>It is more than one-month late, but Korean truck drivers finally have the guarantee of safe rates of pay that the government promised.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>It is a major victory for the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union Cargo Truckers Solidarity Division (KPTU-TruckSol) that has campaigned hard for a minimum wage system for the road freight market for 18 years, to make the industry fairer for workers and the roads safer for everyone. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Victory came on 12 December, when the Korean Road Safety Freight Rates Committee passed ‘safe rates’ for road freight transport workers, well after the legal deadline of 31 October.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>It means that drivers of specialised vehicles carrying export-import containers and bulk cement will receive legally guaranteed rates of pay from 1 January 2020.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Currently, outsourcing has created a ‘race to the bottom’ in the industry, with low wages forcing truck drivers to overload, speed and drive dangerous, long hours day and night. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Noel Coard, ITF inland transport section secretary, sent his congratulations: “We commend the strength and tenacity of the KPTU to achieve safe rates in South Korea. The ITF and all the unions of our road section are calling for safe rates to be a global standard. It’s very simple: safe rates saves lives!”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>For the KPTU-TruckSol, this victory only begins they next battle. It is now demanding:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>safe rates throughout the road freight industry; for all drivers of all vehicles and all kinds of freight </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>safe rates for the entire transport industry; to tackle the scourge of precarious employment in the delivery and taxi industries</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>Mr Coard concluded: </span><span>“If governments and multi-national companies are serious about road safety, then they must join us in Sydney, Australia, 19-20 March 2020 where unions from across the globe will be joined by industry leaders to discuss how safe rates can be further implemented.”</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/delivery" hreflang="en">delivery</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/health-and-safety" hreflang="en">health and safety</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/korea" hreflang="en">korea</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/logistics" hreflang="en">logistics</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/regulated" hreflang="en">regulated</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/safety" hreflang="en">safety</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--54" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177077&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="nzqiQVq3EVTW9GQ8Xap--N90Y6fYBfldrKHt7iCKJjg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 13 Dec 2019 12:33:47 +0000 andy_k-g 177077 at https://www.itfglobal.org Garuda Indonesia – “time to right the wrongs of law-breaking management” https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/garuda-indonesia-time-right-wrongs-law-breaking-management <span class="field-title">Garuda Indonesia – “time to right the wrongs of law-breaking management”</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/191212Garuda%20Indonesia%20Time%20to%20right%20the%20wrongs%20of%20law-breaking%20management.png?itok=7ofXSen-" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 12/12/2019 - 06:51</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomes the Indonesian government’s decision to sack the chief executive officer and board of Garuda Indonesia after the most recent <a href="https://jakartaglobe.id/business/garuda-smuggling-scandal-may-just-be-the-tip-of-a-corruption-iceberg">allegations of serious corruption at the airline</a>. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>However, the ITF sees these events as just another example of a law-breaking management – particularly Indonesian labour law – about which the ITF has frequently raised concerns.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez said: “Now is the time to right the wrongs of the previous Garuda Indonesia management that has let down key stakeholders: hardworking airline staff, passengers and Indonesian citizens - who ultimately own the company.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“We welcome to his post the new state enterprise minister of Indonesia, Erick Thohir. He has managed the difficult situation at Garuda Indonesia well, and he must take the opportunity to build a new culture at the airline.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>There are a number of pressing issues at Garuda Indonesia for the minister to urgently address: </span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>Restore ‘check-off’, allowing workers to easily pay fees to their representative union</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Reimburse fees due to the flight attendants’ association, Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia (IKAGI)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Reinstate to flight duties long-serving and loyal staff who have been victimised for union activity</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>End the management’s victimisation of union members</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Begin a proper procedure for collective negotiations that complies with Indonesian and international law</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Recognise the right of Garuda Indonesia workers to freedom of association</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Create an improved environment for industrial relations at the company, which respects workers and their legitimate union</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez added: “We also want to thank the government of Indonesia for rejecting the efforts by the former management at the airline to impose new leaders on IKAGI. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Only union members have the right to decide their leaders. This is recognised in national law and International Labour Organization convention 87 on freedom of association and protection of the right to organise.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This position was supported by the ITF civil aviation section committee, which resolved: ‘This committee recognises the rightful leadership of Zaenal Muttaqin and Jacqueline Tuwanakotta who have been leading IKAGI through this turbulent time. Both Brother Muttaqin and Sister Tuwanakotta are the democratically elected leaders of IKAGI alongside their fellow leaders on the executive board of IKAGI.’</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/aviation" hreflang="en">aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/indonesia" hreflang="en">indonesia</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--55" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=177076&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="uio_ePKZcnHB59xnjNL49_X05Lgrw-KpgMEP9fUTuwU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 12 Dec 2019 06:51:12 +0000 andy_k-g 177076 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF looks at mutual challenges for informal and app-based transport workers https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-looks-mutual-challenges-informal-and-app-based-transport-workers <span class="field-title">ITF looks at mutual challenges for informal and app-based transport workers</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/1.png?itok=DpnBYaGo" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:02</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>ITF researchers have contributed to an event looking at the key challenges facing informal and gig-economy transport workers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Organised by Rutgers University at the International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations, Cape Town, 2-4 December, the workshop included researchers from 10 countries, including Uganda, the Philippines, South Korea, Pakistan and Nigeria. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ITF’s work on bus rapid transit (BRT) and the formalisation of informal transport worker was presented by Dave Spooner from the Global Labour Institute, highlighting the recent <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-launches-new-negotiating-guide-bus-rapid-transit">BRT negotiating guide</a> and the <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/bus-rapid-transit-labour-assessment-launched">BRT Nairobi labour impact assessment</a>. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>John Mark Mwanika, chair of ITF urban transport steering committee, presented how the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union, Uganda, has organised informal transport workers in the minibus and boda boda (mototaxi) industries. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Informal transport workers face serious challenges, such as:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>extremely long working hours</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>low pay with the ‘target system’</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>unsafe and polluted working conditions</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>risk of harassment and violence from passengers, other workers and the police</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>corruption and bribery. </span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>Unions often need to adapt to organise these workers because they do not have a traditional employer or bargaining counterpart. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The researchers discussed how these workers could meet their challenges through:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>a ‘just transition’ for informal workers</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>collective organisation into cooperatives, associations and unions</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>informal transport operating models</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>training of drivers to address violence against women and the promotion of women’s employment in transport </span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c0bc5eae-fd77-49bd-967a-8413aff244d1" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/2.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span>The group of researchers on the gig economy reported that cities have seen a rise in traffic and oversupply of taxis due to app-based drivers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Some unions have adopted a broad-based approach to organising these new drivers; bringing together the traditional taxi workers with the app-based workers. Other drivers have formed their own unions, associations or cooperatives. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The researchers also reported similarities to the experiences of informal transport works, like:</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>new drivers have their own informal networks and ways of organising to try and improve their conditions</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>their work takes place in predominantly private operators with profit and shareholders as the motive for cutting costs in operation through reducing workers’ pay and conditions</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>It was also pointed out that gig economy companies are collecting vast amounts of data about passengers and workers for private profit, but there should be democratic control over this data and it should be used for the common good.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Finally, it was discussed that many of these gig economy companies operate in cities around the world, and this brings opportunities for international organising, solidarity and building workers power.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/future-work" hreflang="en">future of work</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/informal-workers" hreflang="en">informal workers</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/our-public-transport" hreflang="en">our public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/public-transport" hreflang="en">public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/uber" hreflang="en">uber </a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--56" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=176383&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="7mXWJmaJ2ol4Ng9TR4GF3UpL6lP8sLZrTJ0yBP36d2s"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:02:32 +0000 andy_k-g 176383 at https://www.itfglobal.org French rail strike: ITF pledges support https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/french-rail-strike-itf-pledges-support <span class="field-title">French rail strike: ITF pledges support</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/french%20rail%20strike-22-03-18_24.jpg?itok=dFGCB5UH" width="1690" height="1135" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Thu, 12/05/2019 - 06:04</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The eight million workers from 142 unions in 78 countries of the ITF railway section family have pledged support for the four French unions starting an unlimited strike on the railways on 5 December 2019.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.cgt.fr/">CGT</a>, <a href="https://www.unsa-transport.org/">UNSA</a>, <a href="http://www.cfdt-transports-environnement.fr/">CFDT</a> and <a href="http://www.fo-transports.com/">FO</a> are taking the action to stop damaging changes that the government is attempting to force through.</p> <p>Due to come into effect on 1 January 2020, the unions say the rail reform will lower conditions for rail workers, cut wages and restrict union rights. </p> <p>The plan to open up railways to competition will lead to outsourcing, including in the maintenance sector. On this, the ITF solidarity letter to the French unions states: “These strategies are the same all over the world, and lead to the same results: the destruction of a part of the rail system.”</p> <p>Furthermore, the unions are unhappy at a plan to change the way that pensions are funded. They say the proposed pension reform will result in lower pensions and will not solve the issues faced by part-time workers, very often women. The current French-style social protection system is a “system most people envy because of the nature of its funding and its intergenerational solidarity”, the ITF letter says.</p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/action" hreflang="en">action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/affiliates" hreflang="en">affiliates</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/privatisation" hreflang="en">privatisation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/railways" hreflang="en">railways</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--57" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=176381&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="b3n9yPKswLRfgSZxSyDSzQevaV7yu500nlg5rLCSANA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 06:04:28 +0000 andy_k-g 176381 at https://www.itfglobal.org Joint statement: the International Transport Workers' Federation, Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNI Global Union agree to continue dialogue under new OECD protocol https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/joint-statement-international-transport-workers-federation-deutsche-post-dhl-group-and-uni <span class="field-title">Joint statement: the International Transport Workers&#039; Federation, Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNI Global Union agree to continue dialogue under new OECD protocol</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/191202DHL%20protocol.JPG?itok=5dnk4oy4" width="1690" height="763" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Mon, 12/02/2019 - 08:07</span> <div class="field-field_image_caption">L-R: Mathias Kaufmann (DPDHL), Peter Wortmann (DPDHL), Noel Coard (ITF), Detlev Brauns (OECD), Jutta Rawe-Bäumer (DPDHL), Cornelia Broos (UNI), Jürgen Joos (DPDHL)</div> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><strong>Bonn – 2 Dec 2019</strong>: Representatives from global union federations, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and UNI (UNI Global Union), together with Deutsche Post DHL Group reaffirmed their commitment to continued dialogue under the umbrella of the new OECD protocol in 2020. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The DPDHL Group, ITF and UNI believe that being under the auspices of the national contact point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises has provided an exceptional framework to build mutual trust and foster positive relationships over the years.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Looking ahead to the 2020 agenda, the parties agreed to continue their focused discussions. At least once a year, the general secretaries from ITF and UNI, along with DPDHL Group’s corporate board member for human resources attend the dialogue meeting exchanging their views.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The collaboration between all parties has been significant in 2019 and relationships continue to develop and strengthen. In addition to the regular dialogue between the parties, several workshops were conducted to evolve the existing OECD protocol and include reference to potential future challenges in employee relations.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p>On 25 November 2019, the national contact point signed the new OECD protocol in the presence of representatives from all parties in Berlin.</p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/delivery" hreflang="en">delivery</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/dhl" hreflang="en">DHL</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/global-supply-chains" hreflang="en">global supply chains</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/logistics" hreflang="en">logistics</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/supply-chain" hreflang="en">supply chain</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--58" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=176379&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="i5Ry30ISzyucGEj1g-cUvbhdKIo64Wnd2Yom6IEHOqA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:07:33 +0000 andy_k-g 176379 at https://www.itfglobal.org The ITF launches a new negotiating guide for Bus Rapid Transit https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-launches-new-negotiating-guide-bus-rapid-transit <span class="field-title">The ITF launches a new negotiating guide for Bus Rapid Transit</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/8.png?itok=WzXlpLks" width="1690" height="900" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/169" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ema_K</span></span> <span class="field-created">Sun, 12/01/2019 - 13:36</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The ITF’s new <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/sector/urban-transport/bus-rapid-transit-">Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) negotiating guide</a> was launched at the regional workshop on the topic that took place in Dakar, 27-29 November 2019. The delegates came together as part of an ongoing activity to strengthen the network of unions organising and campaigning in BRT in Africa. The participants from Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda debated union demands for BRT and the formalisation of informal public transport in specific local contexts.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/sector/urban-transport/bus-rapid-transit-">BRT</a> is a public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability in congested cities. It involves building <span>designated bus lanes</span>, interchanges, terminals and modern stations along the routes. All over the world cities are encouraged to implement BRT to ease congestion, increase efficiency, and reduce air pollution. However, this change needs to be <span>negotiated with unions </span>to secure positive outcomes for workers within the already existing <span>informal transport </span>systems. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The workshop aimed to address some of these issues and introduced <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/bus-rapid-transit-brt-and-formalisation-informal-public-transport-trade-union">a guide</a> to provide policy options for transport unions to consider when planning negotiations with agencies on the introduction of BRT and formalisation of the informal transport industry.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Other issues discussed included the requirement for consultation and negotiation with unions, access to BRT plans and documents including tender contracts and a transparent process to reduce risks of corruption. For workers in the new BRT system, demands included contracts for all workers, 50% women’s employment (including support for women to progress into all occupations), safety and security, sanitation provision, vocational training for workers to access new jobs created and capacity building.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>During the workshop there was a panel discussion with representative from CETUD (Dakar urban transport authority) responsible for planning BRT, and the researchers from the Dakar and Nairobi labour impact assessments. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>A national workshop was held beforehand, where the preliminary findings of the research on the labour impact of BRT in Dakar were presented. The participants from the three Senegalese unions affiliated to the ITF: Union des Routiers du Sénégal (URS), Fédération des Transports de l'UDTS, and new ITFaffiliate Syndicat Democratique des Travailleurs du Transport Routier (SDTR/3D), were involved in the research where they undertook 180 surveys of informal transport workers coordinated by an academic at the university of Dakar. The BRT labour impact assessment of Dakar will be published early next year.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/brt" hreflang="en">BRT</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/our-public-transport" hreflang="en">our public transport</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--59" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=175686&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="ueDfNyw024Hh7qvDEdACD_n8fTOA4A5AhI2Hy0rk5xs"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51385" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51385 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51385" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575400994"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Momar Diagne</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 months 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>Vive ITF</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51385&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="oLx-s3rO_heFJTPN07pHAz0Rh2y2TC8qYhqeI2S0hGs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:36:51 +0000 Ema_K 175686 at https://www.itfglobal.org MTWTU hold union awareness-raising seminar for Ukrainian seafarers https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/mtwtu-hold-union-awareness-raising-seminar-ukrainian-seafarers <span class="field-title">MTWTU hold union awareness-raising seminar for Ukrainian seafarers</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/MTWTU-01.jpeg?itok=L6rRoxwa" width="1690" height="950" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/112" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">luke_m</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 11/29/2019 - 20:35</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The ITF-supported event, <em>Union Week - New Generation, </em>is the fourth awareness-raising seminar hosted by MTWTU in four years in Odessa, Ukraine, which attracted over 150 Ukrainian acting and future seafarers. </p> <p>The topics on the agenda ranged from education on the global trade union movement, the ITF and the role of the ITF Inspectorate, seafarers’ wellbeing, as well as education on Seafarers’ Employment Contracts and Collective Bargaining Agreements, the Maritime Labour Convention, and an update on the industry locally. Participating seafarers also took part in virtual reality trainings on safety and ship operations, allowing them to enhance their professional skills. </p> <p>ITF Coordinator from Croatia Romano Peric and ITF Inspector from Spain Gonzalo Galan participated in the seminar representing the ITF Inspectorate. </p> <p>"We are thankful to the ITF for their support for our fast-growing union. It allows us develop, expand and of course educate our seafarers on their labour rights. These activities help inform our seafarers and ensure that they're updated and protected knowing their rights," said MTWTU First Vice Chairman Oleg Grygoriuk who moderated Union Week.</p> <p>"Most importantly, these seminars allow our seafarers to become more proactive when it comes to their labour rights on board. The Union Week seminars have always been a success, enjoying great interest and involvement of Ukrainian seafarers, as well as positively contributing to the image of the MTWTU in Ukraine and of the ITF unions globally,” added Grygoriuk.</p> <p>During the seminar seafarers were also able to undergo free medical tests to test for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and blood sugar levels.</p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--60" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=175685&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="hvxZJw0b1cfcrH1oa9r0CU5w0q2TmeRw0cMdd1sXBg0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 20:35:09 +0000 luke_m 175685 at https://www.itfglobal.org High level ITF delegation signs enhanced MoU in China  https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/high-level-itf-delegation-signs-enhanced-mou-in-china <span class="field-title">High level ITF delegation signs enhanced MoU in China </span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/191129High%20level%20ITF%20delegation%20signs%20enhanced%20MoU%20in%20China2.jpeg?itok=XtCEOuCL" width="1690" height="1055" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 11/29/2019 - 13:33</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>An ITF delegation, led by the general secretary Stephen Cotton, has visited China this week to enhance cooperation and understanding with the country<span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">’</span>s labour movement. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The visiting group included Asia Pacific members of the ITF<span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">’</span>s executive board and was arranged to fulfil the mandate set by the executive board to further the strategic relationship with the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU). </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Part of the mission saw an enhanced memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the ITF and the ACFTU. The MoU:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span>defines the cooperation between the two organisations</span></span></li> <li><span><span>sets out the terms of engagement for the coming years</span></span></li> <li><span><span>identifies sectors of possible future cooperation</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span>Stephen Cotton commented on the mission: <span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">“</span>The ITF is a global organisation that seeks to engage with the big players in the lives of transport workers; that is what this visit is all about. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">“</span>The renewed and improved MoU recognises that Chinese investment in transport infrastructure is unprecedented, it<span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">’</span>s affecting transport workers around the world. Increasingly, members of ITF-affiliated unions are encountering and interacting with Chinese employers in every region of the world. </span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">“</span>The ITF<span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">’</span>s role is to be there at the table where these projects are planned, having the conversations on behalf of our workers. We will be working together on issues such as sustainable transport, shipping, high-speed rail, aviation, one belt one road transport initiatives. I look forward to this enhanced MoU delivering quantitative outcomes giving a voice to transport workers engaged in these areas.<span lang="JA" xml:lang="JA">”</span> </span></span></p> <p><span>Toshihiko Sumino, ITF vice president for Asia Pacific, commented: "The relationship with China is critical for the region, considering the level of investment undertaken by Chinese companies and their commercial partners. The signing of an enhanced memorandum of understanding provides us with an opportunity to better engage with the ACFTU and understand the impacts on transport workers both in Asia Pacific and globally."</span></p> <p><span><span>Both sides have agreed to facilitate cooperation through further high-level visits, working visits, workshops, training seminars, academic exchanges and other channels. </span></span></p></div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--61" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=175684&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="pxGrRp_yrcn6RVMu5qMNzspYqdQ1H2nJkIlZ6_UXZOY"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51386" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51386 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51386" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575436879"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">ABDUL RAZZAK MEMON</div> <div class="c-comment-created">3 months 3 weeks ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>As chinese investmnt is pouring in the countries like Pakistan. 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For example, on passenger rail in Bangkok automatic ticket machines and outsourcing has led to job losses is areas of work that employs a high proportion of women. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Therefore, the group developed demands that would ensure that technological change is introduced in a way that seeks to advance gender equality, not hinder it. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>These demands were added to those developed at <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/skills-workshop-women-in-public-transport">the first skills development workshop in Mexico City</a>. Next, this work will be discussed and developed further at subsequent activities for unions in Africa that participated in the research.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>In addition, the workshops include practical sessions to strengthen the role of women as leaders in ITF unions, eg through organising women workers, building alliances and women’s leadership.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2eb3e898-dd4b-434f-8fa5-8b23f024705f" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/bangkok%20women%20opt%20atu%20cinder%20bed.jpg" /></span></span></p> <p><span><span>The participants also <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ITFThaiNcc/photos/a.101924864588984/113330646781739/?type=3&amp;permPage=1">expressed solidarity to ATU Transdev workers on strike at Cinder Bed Road garage in the USA.</a></span></span></p> <p><span><span>The workshop was made possible thanks to the support of the <a href="https://www.fesdc.org/about/friedrich-ebert-stiftung/">FES</a>. </span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/our-public-transport" hreflang="en">our public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/public-transport" hreflang="en">public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/thailand" hreflang="en">thailand</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/women" hreflang="en">women</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--62" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=175683&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="Ijau3WkgcpJopmiL47d8icqJUVylxtzn-NK_KMu_kTU"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:28:31 +0000 andy_k-g 175683 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF congratulates new ICAO Council president https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-congratulates-new-icao-council-president <span class="field-title">ITF congratulates new ICAO Council president</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/ICAO%20Salvatore%20Sciacchitano.png?itok=aK3xsC_e" width="1690" height="689" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field-uid"><span lang="" about="/en/user/111" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">andy_k-g</span></span> <span class="field-created">Fri, 11/29/2019 - 08:57</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>The ITF general secretary has written to the new president of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to congratulate him on his election and looking forward to further close cooperation between the two organisations.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Salvatore Sciacchitano, from Italy, will begin his three-year term in January 2020 and succeeds Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu from Nigeria.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Stephen Cotton wrote: “</span><span>The relationship between the ITF and ICAO has a long history. Over the last five years, the ITF has been investing much bigger resources to ensure a strong presence at ICAO</span><span> …</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Moreover, ITF affiliated aviation unions have undertaken the task to build an independent workers’ perspective on the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). … Therefore, we believe that there is a big scope to work in collaboration to maximise ICAO’s contribution to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Also, to further develop the human factor approach and its decisive role in ensuring a safer and more secure industry.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/Mr-Salvatore-Sciacchitano-of-Italy-elected-President-of-the-ICAO-Council.aspx"><span>According to the ICAO</span></a><span>, Mr Sciacchitano has a 39-year career in aviation, with stints at the </span><span>European Civil Aviation Conference and Italian aviation regulators. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The ICAO is the rule-making body for the global aviation industry and is based in Montréal, Canada, where </span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-opens-liaison-office-icao"><span>the ITF recently opened a liaison office to promote its work at the organization</span></a><span>. </span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/aviation" hreflang="en">aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/civil-aviation" hreflang="en">civil aviation</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--63" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=175682&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="jFjLEazXR4t_dKsqjVYGgPZTpbqW3EvLcStoMOX8itc"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 08:57:45 +0000 andy_k-g 175682 at https://www.itfglobal.org