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News | 05 Dec 2022

Global fisheries conference marks progress for workers as battle shifts to retailers and consumers

Unions representing more than 129,000 fishers are gathering in Amsterdam over the next two days to set their agenda for advancing fishers’ rights, safety and...

Campaigns | 23 Nov 2022

16 days of activism against gender violence

The 25th of November is #UNDay for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and launches #16days of activism on ending violence against women (25 November – 10...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Seafarers win commitment to mandatory internet access in international law

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006...

News | 16 Mar 2022

ILO and ICAO agreement flags importance of labour standards in global aviation industry recovery

A new agreement signed today by the global bodies representing the global civil aviation industry and labour recognises the importance of decent labour standards...

Campaigns | 24 Nov 2021

SIXTEEN DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE

The ITF is calling out toxic and destructive gender norms which enable and support gender violence, both in the transport sector and everywhere in life. We are...

News | 09 Sep 2021

Victories for public transport workers at ILO – but much work ahead

The ILO technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services brought together governments, employer and unions to discuss...

News | 30 Aug 2021

Public transport workers to set new agenda at International Labour Organization

An ILO technical meeting on the future of decent and sustainable work in urban transport services is taking place this week, with some delegates travelling to...

News | 30 Jun 2021

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

Attitudes to sexual orientation and gender identity have changed for the better all over the world in the last two decades, towards openness and acceptance. For the...

News | 06 May 2021

UN task force should probe why governments failed to fulfill obligations to seafarers during pandemic

Shipowners and seafarers’ representatives have asked the United Nations to establish an interagency task force to examine the implementation and practical...

News | 28 Apr 2021 Press Release

‘A total own goal’: Shipowners’ wage cuts plan a slap in the face for pandemic heroes

The world’s seafarers yesterday took the extraordinary decision to shut down negotiations over the future of seafarers’ minimum wages with national shipowners...