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Working for better lives on waterways.

ITF represents crew members and port workers on inland waterways throughout the world, in both trade and passenger tourism. We campaign for better working conditions on canals and rivers, as well as on shore, at wharfs and quays.

From timber to tourists, coffee to commuters, our crews carry cargo and passengers in a growing and challenging industry.

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News | 17 Jul 2020

ITF organises solidarity calls for the Strike for Black Lives

Following the appalling murder of George Floyd by police at the end of May, the Strike for Black Lives will see workers across the US take lawful industrial action...

News | 18 Jun 2020

Lifting Covid-19 measures early could harm Panama canal workers

The world’s busiest canal and the lives of the thousands of workers who keep it running are at risk, says ITF affiliate UCOC (Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de...

News | 20 May 2020

Women transport workers’ rights and COVID-19

Transport workers together for a gender equal new normal The transport industry is highly gendered, and whilst all transport workers are being severely impacted by...

News | 04 May 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director...

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