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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 | 21 Apr 2021

The Ever Given showed the importance of tug and towage workers, but their industry continues to cut dangerous corners

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal and its welcomed refloating has shed new light on the critical job done by tug and towage workers. But unless industry...

News | 08 Mar 2021

IWD 2021: How to stand with women working in maritime

Today is International Women’s Day – 8 March. All across the globe, the ITF global family are celebrating the contribution of women transport workers to...

News | 15 Feb 2021 Press Release

ITF condemns military coup; solidarity with Burmese seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted military takeover of Myanmar’s fragile democracy...

News | 09 Feb 2021

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

Ten Global Unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to...

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