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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...

News | 19 Jan 2021

ITF welcomes Italy’s move to ratify C190

The ITF welcomes news that Italy’s parliament has approved ratification of ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment. This makes it the first European country...

News | 09 Dec 2020

ITF Congratulates Namibia for ratifying C190

“The ITF congratulates Namibia for ratifying the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 190 (C190) on Violence and Harassment in the World of...

News | 04 May 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director...

News | 24 Feb 2020

The Esther Busser memorial prize

UPDATE Wednesday, 1 April 2020, a message from the organisers:  Many thanks for having sent in a nomination for the Esther Busser Memorial Prize. Unfortunately,...

News | 10 Jan 2020

ITF backs unions against ‘slavery law’ in Ukraine

The ITF has joined with global unions and its Ukrainian affiliates to oppose a draft labour law that will severely undermine workers’ rights and contravene...