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News | 08 Jul 2019

ITF and UAE step up cooperation

The ITF has continued its cooperation with the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a high-level meeting in Dubai. ITF general secretary Stephen...

News | 18 Jun 2019

Passing the torch of solidarity: ILWU Canada back Montreal dockers fight for collective agreement

ILWU Canada pledged solidarity last week to fellow dockers in Montreal with a gesture unmistakeable in its strength: a raised fist of support from workers fresh...

News | 17 Jun 2019

'Anywhere there are transport workers, we'll be there'

Despite the name, the National Union of Seafarers Sri Lanka (NUSS) is not just for seafarers. Since 2018 the NUSS has been organising informal dockworkers and...

News | 07 Jun 2019 Press Release

New “Dockers Clause” in the International Bargaining Forum agreements to come into force in 6 months

The Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) of maritime employers and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) strongly urge companies to ensure that they are in...

News | 03 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF calls for immediate reinstatement of sacked union leaders at Hutchison Ports Pakistan

ITF president and Dockers’ Section chair Paddy Crumlin denounced the treatment and targeting of the leaders of the federation’s newest dockers union: “The...

News | 23 May 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Transport Canada to stop ships lashing on the St Lawrence River after seafarer’s death

The Sri Lankan second officer, Ravindu Lakmal Pieris Telge, fell overboard the Maersk containership Patras at approximately 9:30am and despite an extensive search...

News | 22 May 2019

Global solidarity for port strikes in Italy

Following the break-down in national negotiations, the ITF and ETF are supporting Italian affiliates in taking strike action. All dockers deserve safe conditions,...

News | 22 May 2019

Jordanian union signs major agreement for decent jobs with APM terminals 

The General Union of Workers in Seaports and Clearance, Jordan, has successfully agreed a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with APM Terminals, winning...

News | 16 May 2019

ITF dockers and seafarers unions honour ILWU longshoreman killed in fatal incident in Los Angeles

Brother Santoyo tragically passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 after an incident at the Pier which has also critically injured a second college and ILWU...

News | 15 May 2019

ITF Dockers unanimously support ILWU Canada after strike vote

Statement in support of ILWU CanadaITF Dockers' Section Committee, Genoa The ITF Dockers’ Section Committee, representing over 420,000 dockers around the world,...