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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 | 30 Nov 2020

Unbreakable solidarity with HIV-positive transport workers on World AIDS Day 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY, STEPHEN COTTON | HIV/AIDS / CREW CHANGE CRISIS The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and our global union...

News | 12 Nov 2020

Historic Biden-Harris victory is a testament to the power of workers: ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is hailing the historic election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the 46th President-elect and...

News | 09 Nov 2020

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

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

News | 05 Nov 2020

ITF Executive Board statement to members

The ITF reaffirms the critical role transport workers continue to play in keeping the world moving through the Covid-19 pandemic, and our solidarity with our...

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