RSS Feed https://www.itfglobal.org/en en 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 solidarityy 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" 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--2" 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> <div id="comments"> </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_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_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 Fair Practices Committee (FPC) https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/fair-practices-committee-fpc-1 <span class="field-title">Fair Practices Committee (FPC)</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 - 16:17</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-americas" hreflang="en">ITF Americas</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Chile</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, 05/22/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 05/21/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:17:45 +0000 Natalie 180222 at https://www.itfglobal.org FPC Steering Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/fpc-steering-group-8 <span class="field-title">FPC Steering 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 - 16:06</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-americas" hreflang="en">ITF Americas</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Chile </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>Thu, 05/21/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 05/20/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:06:33 +0000 Natalie 180221 at https://www.itfglobal.org MCP Review Working Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/mcp-review-working-group <span class="field-title">MCP Review 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 - 16:02</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-americas" hreflang="en">ITF Americas</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Chile</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, 05/20/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Tue, 05/19/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:02:10 +0000 Natalie 180220 at https://www.itfglobal.org Seafarers' Section Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/seafarers-section-meeting <span class="field-title">Seafarers&#039; Section 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 - 15:57</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-americas" hreflang="en">ITF Americas</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Chile</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>Tue, 05/19/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:57:41 +0000 Natalie 180219 at https://www.itfglobal.org Dockers' Section Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/dockers-section-meeting <span class="field-title">Dockers&#039; Section 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 - 15:54</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/dockers" hreflang="en">Dockers</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>Chile</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/dockers" hreflang="en">dockers </a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Tue, 05/19/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:54:45 +0000 Natalie 180218 at https://www.itfglobal.org Cabin Crew Committee https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/cabin-crew-committee-0 <span class="field-title">Cabin Crew 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 - 15:52</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-asia-pacific" hreflang="en">ITF Asia Pacific</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Bali, Indonesia </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>Fri, 05/08/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 05/07/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:52:39 +0000 Natalie 180217 at https://www.itfglobal.org Civil Aviation Section Committee https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/civil-aviation-section-committee-0 <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">Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:35</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-asia-pacific" hreflang="en">ITF Asia Pacific</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Bali, Indonesia</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, 05/06/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 05/06/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:35:27 +0000 Natalie 180216 at https://www.itfglobal.org Executive Board Meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/executive-board-meeting <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 - 15:32</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>London </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, 04/24/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 04/23/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:32:00 +0000 Natalie 180215 at https://www.itfglobal.org Women Transport Workers' Committee https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/women-transport-workers-committee <span class="field-title">Women Transport Workers&#039; 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 - 15:29</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>London </div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/women" hreflang="en">women</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Tue, 04/21/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 04/20/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_in_focus"> <div>In focus</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/focus/women" hreflang="en">Women</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:29:07 +0000 Natalie 180214 at https://www.itfglobal.org Fixed Location Warehouse, Logistics & Terminal Workers General Committee meeting https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/fixed-location-warehouse-logistics-terminal-workers-general-committee-meeting <span class="field-title">Fixed Location Warehouse, Logistics &amp; Terminal Workers General Committee 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 - 15:26</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>ITF House, London </div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Thu, 03/26/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:00</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> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:26:35 +0000 Natalie 180213 at https://www.itfglobal.org Fixed Location Warehouse, Logistics & Terminal Workers Steering Group https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/fixed-location-warehouse-logistics-terminal-workers-steering-group <span class="field-title">Fixed Location Warehouse, Logistics &amp; Terminal Workers Steering 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 - 15:22</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>ITF House, London</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:00</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> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:22:13 +0000 Natalie 180212 at https://www.itfglobal.org Safe Rates Summit https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/safe-rates-summit <span class="field-title">Safe Rates Summit</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 - 15:18</span> <div class="field-field_sector"> <div>Sector</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/sector/road-transport" hreflang="en">Road Transport</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_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 03/20/2020 - 17:00</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:00</div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:18:13 +0000 Natalie 180211 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_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_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--3" 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--4" 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--5" 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--6" 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--7" 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--8" 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--9" 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--10" 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--11" 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 weeks 4 days 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 weeks 3 days 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">1 week 6 days 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--12" 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 weeks 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--13" 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 weeks 6 days 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 weeks 6 days 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--14" 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--15" 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_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_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 Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) – 102nd session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/maritime-safety-committee-msc-102nd-session <span class="field-title">Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) – 102nd 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 - 16:10</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, 05/22/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:10:53 +0000 Gina 177787 at https://www.itfglobal.org 2nd meeting of the Expert Group on Data Harmonization (EGDH) https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/2nd-meeting-expert-group-data-harmonization-egdh <span class="field-title">2nd meeting of the Expert Group on Data Harmonization (EGDH)</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 - 16:08</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_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 04/27/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:08:56 +0000 Gina 177786 at https://www.itfglobal.org Facilitation Committee (FAL) – 44th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/facilitation-committee-fal-44th-session <span class="field-title">Facilitation Committee (FAL) – 44th 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 - 16:07</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, 04/24/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 04/20/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:07:54 +0000 Gina 177785 at https://www.itfglobal.org Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 75th session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/marine-environment-protection-committee-mepc-75th-session <span class="field-title">Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – 75th 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 - 16:06</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, 04/03/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:06:46 +0000 Gina 177784 at https://www.itfglobal.org 7th meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/7th-meeting-intersessional-working-group-reduction-ghg-emissions-ships <span class="field-title">7th meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships</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 - 16:05</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-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, 03/27/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 03/23/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:05:45 +0000 Gina 177783 at https://www.itfglobal.org Legal Committee (LEG) – 107th Session https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/legal-committee-leg-107th-session <span class="field-title">Legal Committee (LEG) – 107th 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 - 16:04</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, 03/20/2020 - 17:30</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Mon, 03/16/2020 - 09:30</div> </div> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:04:43 +0000 Gina 177782 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_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_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_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_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_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--16" 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 weeks 2 days 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--17" 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 weeks 5 days 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--18" 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--19" 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--20" 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--21" 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--22" 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--23" 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--24" 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">1 month 2 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--25" 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--26" 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">1 month 2 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. Signing M.O.U. with the ACFTU. will definitely faclilitate the affiliates to better serve the transport workers and protect their fundamental human and trade unions rights in the companies operating with chinese investment.</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51386&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="a6IGHELGx6qCAwiYLbg-hRyU9DLJf9B5gjfUcpH3cho"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Fri, 29 Nov 2019 13:33:09 +0000 andy_k-g 175684 at https://www.itfglobal.org Bangkok workshop prepares women for new technology https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/bangkok-workshop-prepares-women-new-technology <span class="field-title">Bangkok workshop prepares women for new technology</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/bangkok%20women%20workshop_0.JPG?itok=YSWfitQD" width="1690" height="1069" 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 - 09:28</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>Women public transport workers in Bangkok, Thailand, have attended an ITF workshop aimed at preparing them for the impact of new technology on the future of work. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>During the event, the road and rail workers discussed the findings of <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/ground-breaking-report-technological-change-and-justice-women-public-transport-workers">the ITF’s ground-breaking research into the impact of the future of work on women working in public transport</a>. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The group gave examples of how work is already changing and affecting women's employment. 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--27" 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--28" 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 #UnionWin – Canadian rail workers reach tentative agreement after massive support https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/unionwin-canadian-rail-workers-reach-tentative-agreement-after-massive-support <span class="field-title">#UnionWin – Canadian rail workers reach tentative agreement after massive support</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/191127%20Canada%20rail%20website%20image.png?itok=xoT1u0Sm" 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, 11/28/2019 - 13:32</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>The <a href="http://teamsterscanada.org/en/">Teamsters Canada union</a> has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian National (CN) to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors, train workers and yard workers.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The agreement came after a week-long strike that saw a wave of national and international support for the rail workers. </span></span></span></p> <oembed></oembed> <p><iframe allow="autoplay" class="wakeletEmbed" data-autoresize="false" height="250px" src="https://embed.wakelet.com/wakes/1145340e-ece3-4c34-99d4-1783f761fa5b/list" style="border: none" width="100%"></iframe><!-- Please only call https://embed-assets.wakelet.com/wakelet-embed.js once per page --><script src="https://embed-assets.wakelet.com/wakelet-embed.js" charset="UTF-8"></script></p> <p><span><span><span>One of the first to congratulate Teamsters Canada was fellow </span><a href="https://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/press-room/unifor-congratulates-teamsters-reaching-tentative-agreement-cn"><span>Canadian union Unifor</span></a><span>. National president Jerry Dias wrote: “</span><span>This strike was about what matters most: ensuring that workers come home safely at the end of their shift. Workers have a right to bargain collectively to defend our interests. I am proud to see that process respected not only by the parties involved, but also by the federal government.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Teamsters Canada president François Laporte paid tribute to his members: “I would like to thank our members for their incredible courage and solidarity, and I would like to thank all the Teamster local unions from across different industries, all the labour organizations and members of the public who supported us on the picket line.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The strike was over safety; the union wanted it to be easier for rail workers to be rested, without fear of discipline, and changes to some of CN’s operating practices.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Union meetings will now be held across the country for workers to analyse the agreement, before voting on it via electronic secret ballot. </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/canada" hreflang="en">canada</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/railways" hreflang="en">railways</a></div> </div> <section id="node-news-field-comment--29" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=175681&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="sdEiyjJS7UXHq4LY_sQtTp5JGI5_QS74fp4rWb7VDz4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:32:36 +0000 andy_k-g 175681 at https://www.itfglobal.org Colombia: Respect the people’s right to protest https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/colombia-respect-peoples-right-protest <span class="field-title">Colombia: Respect the people’s right to protest</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Colombia-protests-01.jpg?itok=0GD6Gf8N" 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">Thu, 11/28/2019 - 05:52</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today expressed its growing concerns over the escalation of pre-emptive action by armed forces against protesters across the country and the use of excessive violence that has left protesters dead and hundreds injured.<br />  <br /> ITF president Paddy Crumlin condemned the use of excessive force by the military and police forces and attempts by the government to silence the growing dissent amongst the working class: “Right now in Colombia the right to engage in peaceful protest is under attack. Over the past week we’ve witnessed a government that prefers to violently repress protesters instead of holding a meaningful dialogue.<br />  <br /> “The ITF condemns the Colombian government’s use of lethal force against protesters and the suppression of peaceful demonstrations across the country. It is another worrying example of the deterioration of human rights in the country,” said Crumlin.<br />  <br /> The protests began last week when over 250,000 people marched against the government’s economic reforms, police violence and corruption.<br />  <br /> Unions, students and civil organisations have now created a National Strike Committee to centralise their demands and a mechanism for dialogue with the government.<br />  <br /> “The Colombian government has tried and failed to repress the people’s democratic right to protest, and now it is imperative that the government sits down with the National Strike Committee and address their demands, there is no other option,” said ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton.<br />  <br /> “Until the government engages in meaningful political, economic and social reform and listens to the people’s demands seriously, people will continue to protest and take to the streets.</p> <p>"It is time for President Duque to take concrete steps to meet the Colombian people’s legitimate demands for equality, social justice, transparency, the restoration of union and labour rights, and an end to killings of indigenous and union leaders," said Cotton.<br />  <br /> Edgar Díaz, ITF Latin America acting regional secretary, commented: "Colombian unions are not alone in this fight, the ITF and the international trade union movement stand in full solidarity with them fighting to guarantee better working conditions and rights for the Colombian people.”</p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/colombia" hreflang="en">colombia</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/right-strike" hreflang="en">right to strike</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/workers-rights" hreflang="en">worker’s rights</a></div> </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=175680&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="xytGHwp2DivdRl4QZ6wJJD7hegWzfMd_yjFsabk33nI"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 05:52:22 +0000 luke_m 175680 at https://www.itfglobal.org Mental stress levels at sea dangerously high, study finds https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/mental-stress-levels-sea-dangerously-high-study-finds <span class="field-title">Mental stress levels at sea dangerously high, study finds</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Mental%20stress%20levels%20at%20sea%20dangerously%20high%20study%20finds.jpg?itok=aiIQCmjI" width="1690" height="1690" 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, 11/27/2019 - 14:53</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>A wide-ranging study by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YaleUniversity/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAHoNzoBq4it9vQGhnsn_QomJqL2j20GSrLVkx7aokIe3Hwvps_0KZa8zM4I1XwKW2Vrg27aQzKcMisJLbxevMzHd9dLtXy6mxvDzn2JN2ipctwif16eiDktUtwPrP_In42-f-NBbn-HE4mCJ1RQa_tX-jSGtXNfYkTlXxosfAIv3WgtxW2unYdVpk-uc9kW0KULtu7abQKt3WzZqs2dTJXaru3u6Tdc76QgEwoUywv1ykndtuh2QcV4bKjZKIUMaQ5mzl9DOuz1EnnbyIBNrxxCKsaq6H0WpPNjRCw9EUdBFHvBAIMmzFk7hK0yJ4e4Czqp6hmpUkWoN_c8rD7yJTGeQ&amp;__tn__=%2CdK%2AF-R&amp;eid=ARBHM30htqGK0qFZLMBq4CzyLRD6Hb09hdM_vyGKu6DqUJWD1SC1qJv6dXUbHXjuMLOTnkF_DRihRF9i">Yale University</a> – commissioned by the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ITFtrust/?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAHoNzoBq4it9vQGhnsn_QomJqL2j20GSrLVkx7aokIe3Hwvps_0KZa8zM4I1XwKW2Vrg27aQzKcMisJLbxevMzHd9dLtXy6mxvDzn2JN2ipctwif16eiDktUtwPrP_In42-f-NBbn-HE4mCJ1RQa_tX-jSGtXNfYkTlXxosfAIv3WgtxW2unYdVpk-uc9kW0KULtu7abQKt3WzZqs2dTJXaru3u6Tdc76QgEwoUywv1ykndtuh2QcV4bKjZKIUMaQ5mzl9DOuz1EnnbyIBNrxxCKsaq6H0WpPNjRCw9EUdBFHvBAIMmzFk7hK0yJ4e4Czqp6hmpUkWoN_c8rD7yJTGeQ&amp;__tn__=%2CdK%2AF-R&amp;eid=ARClsM9dCVk1C1Uq47DRqNsqBEVr5GIsyLRImYn2x5g_ngYifAjMlZyngt-MF1LQHwmKZa-t48eDqPYy">ITF Seafarers Trust</a> – has found dangerously high levels of mental stress among seafarers, and recommended how it can be reduced. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The study spoke to 1,572 seafarers representing serving seafarers of different ranks across the world, on a variety of vessels with different flags. It found that within two weeks prior to being surveyed:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span>20 percent had contemplated suicide or self-harm </span></span></li> <li><span><span>25 percent had suffered depression</span></span></li> <li><span><span>17 percent had experienced anxiety </span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span>The study also found a link between poor mental health and a greater likelihood of injury and illness on board. Possible causes identified in the study include lack of adequate training, exposure to violence or threats of violence and low job satisfaction, among other factors. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>To tackle the mental health crisis as sea, the study goes on to recommend:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span>enhanced support for cadets, with proper training and an improved complaints procedures</span></span></li> <li><span><span>efforts to de-stigmatise mental health in company culture</span></span></li> <li><span><span>work to recognise and intervene to address workplace violence</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span>Dave Heindel, chair of the Seafarers’ Trust and the ITF seafarers’ section, commented: “The more we talk about mental health, the more we reduce the stigma associated with it. This report really helps us to understand the contributing factors and provides a basis for demanding some fundamental changes in the way the shipping industry operates. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>“This should be taken as a call to action by everyone in the shipping industry. For our part, the ITF and its affiliates will share these findings as widely as possible to draw attention to this hidden problem – as well as to use them to lobby the industry for system changes to the working environment onboard ships.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The report is available <a href="https://www.seafarerstrust.org/new-study-warns-of-extreme-mental-health-risks-to-seafarers/?fbclid=IwAR3HrdnU_4HGjqP-U0Kt-xzalJHxlHSvx2h6y5lgtWLczx7glibT_E4hKEA">here</a>. </span></span></p></div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/health-and-safety" hreflang="en">health and safety</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><a href="/en/tags/seafarers-trust" hreflang="en">seafarers’ trust</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/wellbeing" hreflang="en">wellbeing</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=175679&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="B3lMKFUtVTDrH6W4WjcL1njv9kiZAQlbL3XLKvOrpOo"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:53:49 +0000 andy_k-g 175679 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF supports Finnish Post and Logistical Workers’ Union strike https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-supports-finnish-post-and-logistical-workers-union-strike <span class="field-title">ITF supports Finnish Post and Logistical Workers’ Union strike</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/PAU-Strike%20copy.jpg?itok=mvcVjGFC" 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, 11/27/2019 - 12:34</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the 18 million transport workers worldwide that the federation represents pledge support for the 10,000 members of the Finnish Post and Logistical Workers’ Union PAU who have been on strike since the 11th of November.<br />  <br /> The ITF is a democratic global union federation of 670 transport workers trade unions representing over 18 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.<br />  <br /> We denounce the attempts by Posti, a company owned by the Finnish Government, to drive down workers’ wages, and stand in solidarity with the postal workers and their two-week strike action against the 30-40 percent pay cuts that have been announced by the company.<br />  <br /> On Monday, several other Finnish unions, including ITF affiliates the Finnish Aviation Union and Finnish Seafarers’ Union, joined the strike in solidarity causing disruptions in transport hubs across the country.<br />  <br /> The ITF today calls on Posti to reach a resolution with the 700 workers at the heart of this dispute and end its attempts to transfer these workers to an inferior collective agreement.<br />  <br /> We support all lawful actions taken by ITF Finnish affiliates in support of the postal union and supports PAU in its fight to preserve its members and Finnish postal workers terms and conditions of employment. We call on all of our affiliates globally to show their solidarity and support to Finnish postal workers in their struggle.</p> <p><strong>Paddy Crumlin</strong><br /> President</p> <p><strong>Stephen</strong> <strong>Cotton</strong><br /> General Secretary</p> <p> </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=175678&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="ys2r76pEk2Fc_xJWGo6bisMFXhqaDGcd98IWib36910"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:34:08 +0000 luke_m 175678 at https://www.itfglobal.org International young workers camp organises new union members in Uganda https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/international-young-workers-camp-organises-new-union-members-in-uganda <span class="field-title">International young workers camp organises new union members in Uganda</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Uganda%20young%20workers%20camp2.jpeg?itok=9JycLLl8" width="1690" height="832" 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, 11/26/2019 - 16:49</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>Nearly 500 workers have signed up to their local union as part of a young workers’ camp in Jinja, Uganda, backed by the ITF. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Over 100 young workers are participating in the event, with representatives from Uganda, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania and Mozambique. The ITF part funded the event and sent an international delegation of representatives from the ITF’s young transport workers committee. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>As part of the camp, the young workers helped to clean up a minibus taxi park and spoke to informal taxi drivers; 189 of these drivers went on to join their local union. The event also saw 107 civil aviation and 190 private security workers unionise. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The host union, the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers’ Union (ATGWU), has prioritised organising informal workers, particularly young transport workers, with remarkable success. <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/organising-informal-transport-workers-read-new-itf-booklet">An ITF report found that over 70,000 informal workers had joined the union in eight years</a>. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The young workers also heard from the Ugandan minister of state for education and sports, and members of parliament during the five-day event. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Stephen Abima, the general secretary of the ATGWU, said: "The union has performed beyond expectations. No wonder this event has attracted politicians and organisers from other unions – this is historic for the ATGWU."</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The camp was designed to encourage the young workers to engage in organising and campaigns in their community, network with other young workers and enhance their knowledge of the role they can play in their unions. </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/young-workers" hreflang="en">young workers</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=175677&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="YmYKGFmS6XRU15OHUwBhy7aLGn1NrFSedH9q7dmqIX8"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:49:47 +0000 andy_k-g 175677 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF project in Palestine sees impressive growth https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-project-in-palestine-sees-impressive-growth <span class="field-title">ITF project in Palestine sees impressive growth</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/01.jpeg?itok=O9E2bxoA" 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">Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:16</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span><span>An ITF team has been to Palestine to evaluate the progress of a major project to strengthen the Palestine General Transport Workers Union, supported by <a href="https://www.uniontounion.org/en/about">Union to Union</a>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>In the first two years of the project, workplace organisers were trained and a number of bus and taxi stations were successfully targeted.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="73f2a171-cfe9-40d0-9123-9078f7d40464" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/2.jpg" /></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The ITF team met with drivers in one Ramallah bus station in which organisers have pushed union membership up from 20 to 70 percent in the last six months, and set up a workers’ committee for the first time. They are about to launch a strike later this month to force the town council to improve rest and toilet facilities. </span></span> </span></span></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7d8f155c-7834-4469-a294-ae202f71be57" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/WhatsApp%20Image%202019-11-12%20at%2007.41.35.jpeg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span>In the same period, the ITF's work with truck drivers using the freight terminals at the Israeli wall has progressed from setting up rest facilities in one back-to-back terminal at Irtah, to establishing workers’ committees at four back-to-back terminals.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6e52f09f-4d21-48b8-92b5-7446b10523c8" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/WhatsApp%20Image%202019-11-13%20at%2005.41.10%20%284%29.jpeg" /></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>In Jenin the union has also converted a freight container into a drivers’ waiting room and union office right by the terminal entrance. Union membership has risen from virtually zero to 70 out of 200 drivers who use the terminal. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6eb9b967-870c-4656-8f0f-f743128f8361" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/WhatsApp%20Image%202019-11-13%20at%2005.41.14.jpeg" /></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>In 2020 more bus and taxi stations will be targeted and workers’ committees established. Truck drivers will recruit and organise more union members at the back-to-back terminals, and the committees covering the four terminals aim to organise a co-ordinated campaign to improve their conditions.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Furthermore, as new members join, the union is ensuring that it can both collect dues and communicate with members more effectively by setting up a centralised electronic membership database.</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/projects" hreflang="en">projects</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/public-transport" hreflang="en">public transport</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/union-building" hreflang="en">union building</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=173619&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="EugkSMRrK_HiXsO9MyaYPw_R2JGSbe4pPjprVP2wOpk"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:16:04 +0000 andy_k-g 173619 at https://www.itfglobal.org Women in Transport Conference https://www.itfglobal.org/en/events/women-in-transport-conference <span class="field-title">Women in Transport Conference</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">Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:07</span> <div class="field-field_about"> <div>About</div> <div><p>The Second Annual <a href="https://womenandtransportafrica.org/">Women and Transportation African Conference</a>, organised by Flone Initiative and the World Resource Institute Africa, will provide a platform for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and other key stakeholders to engage in skill-building, idea-sharing and experiential learning that will inspire new solutions to transport challenges faced by women and other vulnerable road users.</p></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> </div> <div class="field-field_location"> <div>Location</div> <div>Addis Ababa, Ethiopia</div> </div> <div class="field-field_tags"> <div><a href="/en/tags/women" hreflang="en">women</a></div> </div> <div class="field-field_date_range"> <div>Date range</div> <div>04 - 06 December 2019</div> </div> <div class="field-field_end_date"> <div>End date</div> <div>Fri, 12/06/2019 - 13:48</div> </div> <div class="field-field_start_date"> <div>Start date</div> <div>Wed, 12/04/2019 - 13:49</div> </div> <div class="field-field_in_focus"> <div>In focus</div> <div> <div><a href="/en/focus/women" hreflang="en">Women</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:07:30 +0000 Natalie 175676 at https://www.itfglobal.org Union win! Kuwaiti union thanks ITF for support https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/union-win-kuwaiti-union-thanks-itf-support <span class="field-title">Union win! Kuwaiti union thanks ITF for support</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/kuwait_pic.jpg?itok=7DWf-yiR" width="1690" height="1010" 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, 11/26/2019 - 11:49</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>A civil aviation union in Kuwait has postponed all forthcoming industrial action after winning concessions from the government.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/serious-violation-treaties-itf-warns-kuwait-potential-breach-international-law"><span>Members of the Civil Aviation Labor Union of Kuwait had planned to take action, including strike action, over a dispute with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).</span></a> </span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>However, the DGCA agreed to enter negotiations with the union and fully engage on all issues at the centre of the dispute. The DCGA also agreed to discuss the need to improve the financial situation for all civil aviation workers. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The union thanked the ITF for its support, </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ITFglobal/videos/2452535654796103/"><span>including the general secretary Stephen Cotton</span></a><span>, and said it could not have achieved this breakthrough without the intervention of the ITF. </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/industrial-action" hreflang="en">industrial action</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/right-strike" hreflang="en">right to strike</a></div> <div><a href="/en/tags/strike" hreflang="en">strike</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=175675&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="Y8N7-rB3UONdnz-YE7j1Z8kmCcb3qNsi9NJu6kE5-HE"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:49:48 +0000 andy_k-g 175675 at https://www.itfglobal.org Australian unions picket Melbourne train stations stepping up fight with Hong Kong's MTR https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/australian-unions-picket-melbourne-train-stations-stepping-fight-hong-kongs-mtr <span class="field-title">Australian unions picket Melbourne train stations stepping up fight with Hong Kong&#039;s MTR</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/24862165_1683712181693224_5853006990861989257_n.jpg?itok=OOHOpOMN" 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, 11/25/2019 - 00:36</span> <div class="field-body"><p>More than 200 Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) members, alongside community members, handed 60,000 flyers to peak-hour commuters to inform Melbournians about the attacks to their working conditions and the quality of the service for commuters. <br />  <br /> MTR’s is already under pressure as MTM continues to be plagued with ongoing lack of reliability and punctuality. October marked the second consecutive month, and the fourth time this year, that MTM has had to compensate passengers for its poor performance. <br />  <br /> RTBU Victorian Secretary Ms Luba Grigorovitch announced the escalation of the union's campaign: “If MTM is unwilling to negotiate on even terms with its workers, we have no choice but to ramp up our campaign for a fair agreement. <br />  <br /> "MTR-MTM is trying to profit using legal technicalities to stop RTBU members exercising their democratic right to strike. We have had to go to court to seek to clear away the legal obstacles to our members taking industrial action,” said Ms Grigorovitch.<br />  <br /> ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton commented on the community mobilisation and pledged support from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the 18 million transport workers worldwide that the ITF represents. <br />  <br /> “We will continue to back the RTBU in rolling out this campaign across Melbourne and anywhere else that we need to, to make sure that every commuter is aware of MTR-MTM’s contempt for the people who keep their cities moving,” said Mr Cotton.<br />  <br /> “The attacks by MTR-MTM demonstrate just how out of touch the MTR board is with community expectations. The international union movement will work tirelessly to ensure rail workers get the respect they deserve, and passengers get the service they pay for.<br />  <br /> "The community in Melbourne is already fed up with cancelled, delayed, sub-standard train services and will not tolerate further attempts by MTR-MTM to reduce the quality of the network", Mr Cotton said. <br />  <br /> The RTBU says it will use billboards, mobile ads, online ads and street stalls at all major train stations "to hold MTR-MTM accountable".</p> <p>The RTBU’s is also supported by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) that represents over 18 million transport workers worldwide. <br />  <br /> The RTBU represents all employees working in operations and maintenance of the Melbourne metropolitan passenger rail system.</p> <p> </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=174319&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="zRdIYCi7IHl1qUd24vfr6O0BWSDIIETF8_OdY0qFup4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 25 Nov 2019 00:36:14 +0000 luke_m 174319 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF Fishers' Rights Network demands C188 enforcement https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-fishers-rights-network-demands-c188-enforcement <span class="field-title">ITF Fishers&#039; Rights Network demands C188 enforcement</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Thai-petition-01.jpg?itok=00gDlJ-d" width="1690" height="951" 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, 11/24/2019 - 10:47</span> <div class="field-body"><p>Leaders from the ITF Fishers Rights Network formally presented the petition to The Permanent Secretary of Labor at the ILO Ship to Shore Rights Project Steering Committee meeting today (22nd November 2019). </p> <p>Thailand ratified C188, the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, in early 2019 to send a message to the international community that it was serious about combatting exploitation and trafficking in the fishing industry, and to complement its efforts to stamp out IUU fishing. </p> <p>Johnny Hansen, chair of the ITF Fisheries Section challenged the Thai Government commitment to eliminating exploitation in the industry: “Fishers Rights Network (FRN) has consistently found instances of forced labor, debt bondage, high documents fees, fishers paid less than minimum wage, boats that lack clean water and adequate food supplies, and unsafe working conditions.</p> <p>“The Thai Government has passed regulations to address these problems, but implementation has been poor. It’s clear that Thailand still has a long way to go to effectively implement and enforce the C188 provisions. Fishers are still suffering exploitation and labor abuse that cannot be tolerated,” Hansen said.</p> <p>Despite the Thai Government’s efforts to ensure all fishers are paid through an e-payment system, many employers transfer and withdraw the wages themselves and continue to pay fishers in cash. Transfer statements are then used as proof of payment, effectively circumventing the regulation. </p> <p>“Even though migrant workers still don’t have the legal right to organise in Thailand, Fishers are standing together to protect their rights and eliminate unsafe working conditions by forming the FRN, and the ITF is proud to stand in solidarity with them in their fight for justice for all fishers,” said Hansen.</p> <figure role="group"> <img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8e973643-7c46-465a-b098-ac3bbe753f38" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Thai-petition-02.jpg" /> <figcaption>Former fisher turned Fishers' Rights Network organiser Chan Myae Aung presenting FRN's C188 petition to the Thai government at the 10th Project Steering Committee meeting of the ILO's Ship to Shore Project at the Thai Ministry of Labour. The petition was signed by over 1,200 FRN members demanding that the Thai government implement and enforce C188 effectively into Thai law.</figcaption> </figure> <p> </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=174318&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="QBM4uxDvAiDO45eNV2LydNryaejJU64EyzshnUOz2ls"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Sun, 24 Nov 2019 10:47:13 +0000 luke_m 174318 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF building union power in Mexico https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-building-union-power-in-mexico <span class="field-title">ITF building union power in Mexico</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/191121ITF%20building%20union%20power%20in%20Mexico_0.jpeg?itok=UbJW3c9F" width="1690" height="927" 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, 11/22/2019 - 15:00</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The ITF has held a series of event in Mexico City to build union membership and power in the country, as it looks </span></span><span><span>for opportunities to support Mexican transport unions and help them to join the ITF family. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>As part of this process, in 2020 the ITF will hold a ground-breaking transport unions symposium in the city to tackle labour issues in the country. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Rob Johnston, ITF assistant general secretary, attended this week’s events: “Our mission as the ITF is to increase union power to fight policies the attack workers’ rights, and increase the opportunity of solidarity across borders; and that’s what we’re working on in Mexico this week.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Benito Bahena y Lome, general secretary of Alianza de Tranviarios de México (ATM), added: “We had a series of productive meetings where we ensured that the presence of the ITF will be vital for Mexican workers and unions. This ITF working plan took a while to become a reality, but today more than ever we are committed to being part of this new project.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Edgar Díaz, acting regional secretary, also attended: “It is very important to generate the ties of solidarity between the affiliates to fight against the anti-union policies promoted by too many governments in the region. The ITF will be fighting shoulder to shoulder with its affiliates to improve workers' conditions without any distinction.”</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--38" class="field-field_comment"> <h2>Post new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=174317&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="bvNMcsObatSu38h6Y_2eQWFzpCkIYlv8hv3u2qiUlg8"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:00:08 +0000 andy_k-g 174317 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF tourism unions launch Caribbean digital movement https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-tourism-unions-launch-caribbean-digital-movement <span class="field-title">ITF tourism unions launch Caribbean digital movement</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Caribbean%20Digital%20Movement_0.png?itok=LK5E8431" width="1690" height="950" 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, 11/21/2019 - 11:15</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span>Last week the National Workers Union of St Lucia hosted a major step in a new era of organising. The Caribbean tourism organising project - which is a joint venture with the ITF and Dutch union FNV - is focused on workers building union strength and digital capacity across the region.</span></p> <p><span>The workshop was designed for union digital practitioners, organisers, campaigners, membership officers and others wanting to explore how unions can create a digital-first approach to organising, and where there are opportunities for this to happen. The programme also allowed participants to explore what is working in digital union organising so far and how to plan and execute digital organising campaigns that engage new and younger members.</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>David Massiah, ITF tourism chair and general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers' Union, said: "The two-day workshop in the area of digital organising for Caribbean trade unions was very engaging from the beginning on the first day. The sessions of the workshop had a hands-on approach which garnered the attention and participation of all attending."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>"Gareth Theobald from the ITF youth department brought his knowledge and experience of international best practice in digital engagement, and each participant benefited strongly from this experience. His method during the workshop in engaging the participants, some of whom had varied knowledge of IT, must be commended. The launch of this project in using the digital approach has given new meaning for Caribbean trade unions in their organising campaigns. This will clearly afford Caribbean unions the opportunity to bridge that gap in reaching new and younger membership."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span>The workshop concluded with participants working together to build a visual identity to represent their work, as well as agreeing a mission statement:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Develop and build online organising plans and learn how to implement them within our unions</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Continue to expand our digital organisers' network on social media to build a strong digital Caribbean taskforce</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Engage and Identify individuals who will help build and support our movement</span></p> </li> <li><span>Use the digital skills learned to build strategies to win in our union work</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span>To empower Caribbean Trade Unions to enhance organising and trade union activities through digital networking</span></li> </ul></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=174314&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="RnD8lAUC00RlznMGmbJx6kY3Eo56KMRt1bGy4HsdV0g"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:15:48 +0000 james_b 174314 at https://www.itfglobal.org Solidarity with the people of Colombia https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/solidarity-people-colombia <span class="field-title">Solidarity with the people of Colombia</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/MaxPixel.net-March-Banner-Protest-Route-No-Medellin-Society-1374386.jpg?itok=giE4Risi" 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, 11/20/2019 - 23:14</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today backed the national strike called by workers, unions and civil organisations in Colombia, to protest against corruption and government’s economic, social and anti-union policies that threaten Colombia’s working class.<br />  <br /> The Colombian government has persisted with neoliberal economic policies focused on maximising profits at the expense of workers’ rights, while continuing to loot resources and increasing national debt and foreign debt.<br />  <br /> Labour rights are being eliminated as corruption increases and multinationals corporations – particularly since Colombia signed the USA-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) in 2016 – have increasing chosen to violate labour rights without restriction. <br />  <br /> The Colombian people are resorting to strike action after the government has refused to hold any meaningful dialogue over a serious of issues including minimum wages, pensions, privatisation, corruption, tax reform, government compliance, energy prices and the right to protest free from restriction.</p> <p>“Governments in Latin America must understand that they cannot continue their attempts to advance policy agendas that harm workers. The current protests in Latin America are not unconnected, the voices of the working class are rising and populations are demanding an end to injustice," said ITF president Paddy Crumlin.<br />  <br /> “We are witnessing large mobilisations across the region, people are rejecting neoliberal policies that only benefit the few at the expense of millions of workers. The ITF and our affiliates send our solidarity to all Latin American transport workers demanding real change in favour of their labour rights,” said Crumlin.</p> <p>ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton also commented on the planned strike action: “The Colombian government is refusing to listen to its own people. The ITF calls on the government to step back from its neoliberal policies and have a meaningful dialogue with the unions and civil society organisations to protect rather than threaten the social and economic security of its people,” said Stephen Cotton, ITF general secretary.<br />  <br /> “We fully support the actions of the Colombian people, and will continue to back their cause with solidarity from transport workers from around the world,” said Cotton.<br />                 <br /> Edgar Díaz, acting regional secretary added: "The ITF will always be fighting shoulder to shoulder with our affiliates in defence of human and labour rights."</p></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=174313&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="a2D7a0kogSo9nc5RxiDdYJu_G3y8d7lpIpb5mPQM2Nw"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:14:09 +0000 luke_m 174313 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF Dockers joins international cargo handling association ICHCA https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-dockers-joins-international-cargo-handling-association-ichca <span class="field-title">ITF Dockers joins international cargo handling association ICHCA</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/WhatsApp%20Image%202019-11-15%20at%204.04.59%20PM.jpeg?itok=rgRxr7Pe" width="1690" height="951" 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">Tue, 11/19/2019 - 09:41</span> <div class="field-body"><p>“Nearly every day we learn of a serious workplace accident causing death and serious injury, and dockers around the world know how dangerous our ports are. This is the primary reason that we’ve joined ICHCA – because if ICHCA is to have credibility as a leading voice for port safety is needs to have unions and worker participation,” said ITF dockers’ chair Paddy Crumlin.<br />  <br /> “We are developing a comprehensive program to meet our strategic objectives to organise more workers, to campaign against rogue employers and to advance policy to protects dockers rights and safety and moves workers interests forward. It is integral that the ITF and our affiliates participate in global forums such as ICHCA, the IMO and many others to influence policy, regulations and the industry to improve workplaces and conditions for our members,” said Crumlin.<br />  <br /> Last week, an ITF delegation attended ICHCA’s International 20/20 Cargo Vision Conference and Exhibition led by Steve Biggs from Unite the Union and Bob Dhaliwhal from ILWU-Canada, who are the respective chairs of the ITF Dockers’ Section Occupational Safety and Health and Future of Work and New Technology working groups, with participation also from the ITF Dockers’ team.<br />  <br /> “We were given the stage to openly discuss the terrible safety record of the port industry globally, and all of the delegation raised our grave concerns about the tragic spate of deaths that we’ve seen over the last years, and raised specific issues from safe work in ports, to lashing, digitalisation and automation. Our messages were strong and direct and are already making an impact,” said Biggs.</p> <p>“Without our voices groups like ICHCA can simply be echo chambers, we know that and they know that too. So, we see huge value for both the ITF family and the industry for the Dockers’ Section to a have a seat at the ICHCA table. It gives the global federation and our unions the opportunity to meet directly with key industry stakeholders, such as the leading global terminal operators, port authorities, employers’ organisations, as well as the ILO and IMO, and work collaboratively across a range of issues.<br />  <br /> “We look forward working with ICHCA on a range of topics at the IMO. We are putting our health and safety experts onto ICHCA working groups in order to advance the workers agenda in occupational health and safety and to minimise the disruption that digitalisation and automation posed on workers and their communities,” said Biggs.</p></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=174309&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="lGwdyp7qYKTtgl-2NeUMoOW0lAr9oCiO_hzZLugI7lA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:41:29 +0000 luke_m 174309 at https://www.itfglobal.org Toilet rights are human rights: Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/toilet-rights-are-human-rights-transport-workers-sanitation-charter <span class="field-title">Toilet rights are human rights: Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Copy%20of%20Delta%20aircraft%20%28website%20image%29-10.png?itok=jI3QCVuY" 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, 11/19/2019 - 09:00</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span><span>On World Toilet Day, 19 November 2019, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is launching a <a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/en/reports-publications/itf-sanitation-charter">Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter</a>, because toilet rights are human rights.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The charter provides guidance on what action should be taken by employers and governments to ensure access to toilets for transport workers, and includes a checklist for workers and their unions to assess current toilet provision. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>World Toilet Day is an opportunity to take action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. It is estimated that over 673 million people worldwide are forced to practice open defecation. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Access to toilets is particularly challenging for transport workers who are on the move. Across the world there are stories of awful sanitation conditions putting transport workers lives at risk. This is a particular issue for women transport workers, but improved toilet provision is a benefit for all.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Some of the charter’s demands are: </span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span>access to secure and clean toilets for women and men, which are well lit inside and outside</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>ventilated, lockable cubicles</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>appropriate hygiene (washing) facilities with clean water</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>affordable and appropriate menstrual hygiene products provided</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>paid rest breaks for transport workers who should be able to access toilets when they need them during working hours - without delay, and with no loss of income.</span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>Diana Holland, chair of the ITF women transport workers’ committee, said: “Every trade unionist can use this charter to bargain with the employer. Every single employer can look at this charter and measure what they’re doing, and we can all use it to influence legislators and introduce laws that protect everybody throughout the world. This is a chance to make a real difference to something that matters to transport workers everywhere.”</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/women" hreflang="en">women</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=173620&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="pZl1sTdLqJJJnHacHweSKLCL0a4qDg5wj1iB5HahHgA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:00:00 +0000 andy_k-g 173620 at https://www.itfglobal.org Capacity building in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/capacity-building-in-algeria-morocco-and-tunisia <span class="field-title">Capacity building in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/75610793_439410920103417_164037454007894016_n.jpg?itok=riRW8qCy" width="1690" height="1125" 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, 11/15/2019 - 12:56</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The ITF has held a training session in Algiers, Algeria 10-12 November in partnership with the Fédération Nationale des Travailleurs des Transports - Union Générale des Travailleurs Algériens.</span></span></p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="24871803-c087-4339-9e41-64bb82cf93f4" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/75398174_550680992167657_8937180331354619904_n.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span>It is part of a capacity building project in the maritime section in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, run by the ITF and <a href="https://www.uniontounion.org/en/about">Union To Union (U2U)</a> – the Swedish trade union movement’s organisation for international development. </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/union-building" hreflang="en">union building</a></div> </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=173622&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="oDI_3XHdYVPdhg9VJQuZpGV_oDOSW2teew6oWZ_6j9A"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:56:23 +0000 andy_k-g 173622 at https://www.itfglobal.org UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS 2019 https://www.itfglobal.org/en/campaigns/un-day-elimination-violence-against-women-and-girls-2019 <span class="field-title">UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS 2019</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <a href="/en/campaigns/un-day-elimination-violence-against-women-and-girls-2019" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/spotlight/public/node/campaign/image/women_against_violence_image_710_px.jpg?itok=FypFvcYO" 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">Fri, 11/15/2019 - 11:39</span> <div class="field-field_campaign_website"> <div>Campaign website</div> <div><a href="https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/">UN DAY VAWG 2019</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/placard_english_0.pdf" download="placard_english_0.pdf" class="resource-download-link" target="_blank">Download placard</a><i class="icon-download"></i></div></div> <div><div><a href="https://www.itfglobal.org/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/files/poster_en_how-to-avoid-violence-at-work%281%29.pdf" download="poster_en_how-to-avoid-violence-at-work(1).pdf" class="resource-download-link" target="_blank">Download poster</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/indiaILO2.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 class="field-field_title">Transport &amp; Dock Workers Union, Mumbai </div> </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/950px.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/78858153_1313820568792564_7451989496620384256_o.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/un_day.jpg" width="1970" height="1062" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field-field_about_campaign"> <div>About campaign</div> <div><p><span>Take action on 25 November 2019 to support the major ITF campaign to end violence against women. </span></p> <p><span>We say a huge thank you and congratulations to those unions who took part in the global campaign to win an ILO Convention on ending violence and harassment in the world of work! Your contributions were an important part of the successful adoption of the Convention at the International Labour Conference earlier this year. This is a huge victory for each one of us, because we all have been part of this journey in different ways, and our collective efforts in the global campaign have paid off! </span></p> <p><span>The Convention is a milestone in the global labour movement, as it has the potential to uproot century-old discriminatory practices and gender-based discrimination, institutionalised in the world of work. </span></p> <h3><strong>Key wins for the transport sector </strong></h3> <p><a href="https://www.ilo.org/ilc/ILCSessions/108/reports/texts-adopted/lang--en/index.htm"><span>The Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (C190) </span></a><span>is the very first law that sets a baseline at international level for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment, along with Recommendation R206. </span></p> <p><span>The international standard gives a comprehensive definition of violence and harassment and clarifies that </span><span>‘the world of work’ extends beyond the workplace. The language includes incidents in the course of, linked </span><span>with, or arising out of work </span><span>– </span><span>including places where the worker uses sanitation facilities, and when commuting to and from work. This is incredibly important for transport workers. </span></p> <p><span>The language also addresses third-party violence, and recognises the effects of domestic violence and the need to mitigate the impact of domestic violence in the world of work. </span></p> <p><span>ITF affiliates made a significant contribution </span><span>– </span><span>through national lobbying of governments, raising awareness, and providing evidence about the impact of violence against women transport workers. With </span><span>your support, ITF Women played an important role within the workers’ group to achieve lan</span><span>guage in the Convention that is critical for transport workers, particularly for women. </span></p> <h3><strong>What next?</strong></h3> <p><span>Our work is far from over, as the Convention will only come into force once two states ratify it within the next two years. We now need to focus on building awareness as well as campaigning for wide ratification and implementation of the Convention. More information about the ITF campaign will be shared with affiliates in due course, but let us use the opportunity of UN Day to start raising awareness and continue our efforts linked to the convention. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/ITFglobal/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=1312991578875463&amp;__tn__=-UCH-R"><img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="35cf17de-6252-45f1-8d6e-32ed9ae3e41a" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/facebookalbum_1.jpg" /></a></span></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=173621&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="crpMLhCoU6WMavfTrUWVP7hyYh3OkOVW3JmFpYMNkf4"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comments</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51387" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51387 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51387" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575450208"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Star</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>More information about the ITF campaign will be shared with affiliates in due course, but let us use the opportunity of UN Day to start raising awareness and continue our efforts linked to the convention. starjack io</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51387&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="oaK9H4O6HoQAq1_0wG0EQZs9Lpfsab0-f5n97qFfvto"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51388" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51388 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51388" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1575450212"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Star</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>More information about the ITF campaign will be shared with affiliates in due course, but let us use the opportunity of UN Day to start raising awareness and continue our efforts linked to the convention. starjack io</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51388&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="OAdsFPO0oOI1ot9J4HSttoJS86B20aHGYAQem2qdrdY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> <div class="field-field_campaign_materials_text"> <div>Campaign materials text</div> <div><h3>We need to shout from the rooftops about the need for countries to ratify C190!</h3> <p>Help us get the message out to everyone that violence-free workplaces are a basic human right.<img alt="" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c0baf81b-6cdb-4c93-adc8-083579e51bce" height="182" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/placard_english_thumbnail_0.png" width="256" class="align-right" /></p> <p>Take selfies and group photos with your templates and posters and share them with us for our campaign!</p> <p><strong>Use your template photos in your communications with your governments, employers and national centres to show them why your country needs to ratify C190. To start a dialogue, <a href="https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_711349.pdf">see how your country has voted</a>.</strong></p> <p>Use our placard and tell us why your country needs to ratify.</p> <p>Use our poster to decorate your unions and workplaces.</p></div> </div> <div class="field-field_related_content"> <div>Related content</div> <div> <div><article data-history-node-id="153871" role="article" about="/en/news/itf-hails-historic-convention"> <div class="c-node-mini-teaser-image"> <div class="field-field_image"> <a href="/en/news/itf-hails-historic-convention" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/mini_teaser/public/node/news/image/65000877_1184211875086768_8568677819599552512_o.jpg?itok=qq53oL9U" width="100" height="100" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="c-node-mini-teaser-text"> <div class="c-mini-teaser-info-wrapper"> <div class="c-node-mini-teaser-type">News |</div> <span class="c-node-mini-teaser-top"> <span class="c-node-mini-teaser-top__date">22 Jun 2019 </span> </span> </div> <h2 class="c-node-mini-teaser-title"> <a href="/en/news/itf-hails-historic-convention" rel="bookmark"><span class="field-title">ITF hails historic convention</span> </a> </h2> </div> </article> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_get_involved_image"> <div>Get involved image</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/get-involved-images/women_against_violence_image.jpg" width="1200" height="500" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_get_involved_text"> <div>Get involved text</div> <div><p><span>Share your posts, tagging us on </span><span>Facebook </span><span>and </span><span>Twitter</span><span>, using hashtags:</span></p> <p><span>#ITFWomen #ThisIsOurWorldToo #StopGBVatWork #RatifyC190 #WeAreITF </span></p></div> </div> <div class="field-field_send_us_your_story"> <div>Send us your story email</div> <div>women@itf.org.uk</div> </div> <div class="field-field_do_one_thing_text"> <div>Do one thing text</div> <div><p>Read our blog post</p> <p>Our <a href="https://wp.me/p84GWx-lL">blog post </a>tells you what you need to know about Convention 190 and its importance for transport workers. We need to continue working collectively to keep this momentum going.</p></div> </div> <div class="field-field_campaign_colours"> <div>Campaign colours</div> <div>Orange</div> </div> <div class="field-field_campaign_logo"> <div>Campaign Logo</div> <div> <img src="/sites/default/files/node/campaigns/logo/poster_thumbnail700_0.jpg" width="502" height="710" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field-field_timeline_title"> <div>Timeline title</div> <div>UN Day VAWG 2019</div> </div> <div class="field-field_sign_up_for_updates"> <div>Sign up for updates</div> <div>0</div> </div> <div class="field-field_send_us_your_story_text"> <div>Send us your story text</div> <div>Share your action stories and union initiatives. UN Day on 25 November 2019 is a great opportunity to join with your ITF sisters and brothers and draw attention to the violence faced by women transport workers around the world. We particularly want to hear about any lobbying or awareness raising on C190.</div> </div> <div class="field-field_spread_the_word_text"> <div>Spread the word text</div> <div>Share your posts, tagging us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/itfwomen/">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ITF_Women">Twitter</a>, using hashtags: #ITFWomen #ThisIsOurWorldToo #StopGBVatWork #RatifyC190 #WeAreITF</div> </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:39:29 +0000 barton_linda 173621 at https://www.itfglobal.org ITF condemns coup d’état in Bolivia https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/itf-condemns-coup-detat-in-bolivia <span class="field-title">ITF condemns coup d’état in Bolivia</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/Evo-Morales-01.jpeg?itok=ifreApYW" 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">Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:56</span> <div class="field-body"><p>The pair resigned on Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on Morales to do so following weeks of unrest and violence in the wake of his October 20 election victory, fleeing the country to Mexico after personal threats from the nation's military, police forces and violent right-wing protesters and a series of violent attacks on his supporters and their homes.</p> <p>“The ITF today joins the rest of the international trade union community in denouncing the military coup that has overthrown a democratically elected government and forced Bolivia’s president and vice president to seek political asylum in Mexico,” said ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton.</p> <p>Contrary to the post-election statements by the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission, and subsequent statement by President Trump, statistical analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has found no evidence that irregularities or fraud affected the official election result.</p> <p>Today ITF president Paddy Crumlin echoed the words of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA).</p> <p>“Bolivia’s political crisis is a reminder of the times of coups, political violence and punishing the sovereign decision of the people, things that we have all worked hard to put behind us. So we stand in solidarity with the people of Bolivia and demand that the Bolivian people are given their democratic right to vote in a free, transparent and unrestricted election to choose their leaders,” Crumlin said.</p> <p>The ITF, and our affiliated unions internationally, call for peace, justice and an end to violence that threatens the stability and democracy in Bolivia, and respect President Morales’ insistence for new elections to let the Bolivian people determine their future leaders.</p></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=173618&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="DIih6cCs7iolL3kIB4RWoqIUjVU1GRnzF-NU3cb98x0"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2>Comment</h2> <div id="comments"> <article data-comment-user-id="0" id="comment-51332" class="js-ajax-comments-id-51332 js-comment" about="/en/comment/51332" typeof="schema:Comment"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1574340460"></mark> <footer> </footer> <div> <div property="schema:name" datatype="">Jims</div> <div class="c-comment-created">2 months ago</div> <div class="c-comment-body"> <div property="schema:text" class="field-comment_body"><p>My Google</p> </div> </div> <div class="c-comment-links"> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=51332&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="05rG7EeR2G6DLu43MUhKv5wR5L6J-WqXH7izNmDTvRg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </div> </article> </div> </section> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:56:49 +0000 luke_m 173618 at https://www.itfglobal.org Colombian air traffic controllers warn of staff shortages https://www.itfglobal.org/en/news/colombian-air-traffic-controllers-warn-staff-shortages <span class="field-title">Colombian air traffic controllers warn of staff shortages</span> <div class="field-field_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/node_main/public/node/news/image/191111Colombian%20air%20traffic%20controllers%20warn%20of%20staff%20shortages.jpeg?itok=nAB5I8hL" width="1690" height="1125" 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, 11/11/2019 - 11:55</span> <div class="field-body"><p><span><span>The ITF affiliate ACDECTA - Asociación Colombiana de Controladores Aéreos - is demanding the government hire and train more air traffic controllers, due to the workload increase that is jeopardizing the safety of air operations in the country.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>According to ACDECTA, the increase in air operations is forcing air traffic controllers to do 12-hour shifts, when they should be working six hours. This to led to increased levels of fatigue, forcing workers to take sick leave, which has increased hours further to cover this leave. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>The union is also warning that in the following years a large number of workers will be retiring, and new staff must have the necessary training and experience to replace them, as this position is one of the most complicated jobs in aviation. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>ITF civil aviation section secretary Gabriel Mocho Rodriguez commented: "Civil aviation continues to grow and requires that the ITF raises its voice at international aviation organisations to increase labour and safety conditions for all aviation workers worldwide.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Edgar Díaz, acting regional secretary at ITF Americas added: "This is a very important issue that the Colombian government has to prioritise, because it implies the safety of thousands of passengers in the aviation industry that is constantly growing. The ITF and its affiliates will be fighting together for a safe and effective aviation industry and fair working conditions."</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/colombia" hreflang="en">colombia</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=173616&amp;2=field_comment&amp;3=comment" token="hOCjGNEgQJz9bTmjrl2CWejqcqTXaFtQdOAqyApFYmY"></drupal-render-placeholder> <div id="comments"> </div> </section> Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:55:37 +0000 andy_k-g 173616 at https://www.itfglobal.org