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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 | 29 Nov 2019

High level ITF delegation signs enhanced MoU in China 

An ITF delegation, led by the general secretary Stephen Cotton, has visited China this week to enhance cooperation and understanding with the country’s labour...

News | 19 Nov 2019

Toilet rights are human rights: Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter

On World Toilet Day, 19 November 2019, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is launching a Transport Workers’ Sanitation Charter, because...

News | 28 Oct 2019

Women’s Advocate Programme expands

The ITF women’s department has joined with affiliates in Bogotá and Buenos Aires to plan the expansion of the ITF Women’s Advocate Programme to Colombia and...

News | 22 Oct 2019

The Chilean people have spoken, now the government must listen

The ITF has called for the immediate end to the state of emergency in Chile, the opening of a genuine dialogue with the unions and civil society groups, and sent...

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