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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 | 14 Oct 2021 Press Release

UK, Germany, Switzerland, and EU prolonging supply chain misery by opposing vaccine waiver, global transport unions tell governments

Over 375 trade unions, representing over 12 million transport workers from 118 countries around the world submit letter to heads of governments Letter submitted...

News | 20 May 2021

TRIPS waiver will save millions of lives, governments must act now

The world’s transport unions today have demanded that governments across the world support waiving intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization...

News | 17 May 2021

ITF stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine, calls on Israel to halt attacks

Israel must immediately stop attacks on Palestinian territories which have already killed hundreds of innocent people, including children, said the International...

News | 12 May 2021

Stop the violence against civilians in Palestine

The ITF condemns all acts of violence committed against children and civilians in Palestine. The violence inside Al-Aqsa mosque, around Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif...

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The ITF co-ordinates practical solidarity for transport unions around the world. By bringing unions together, we can ensure better working conditions, improve workers’ rights, and create a just and fair society for everyone.

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