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News | 19 Mar 2020

ITF and ICS calls on global agencies to keep maritime industry moving in Covid-19 crisis

The ITF and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have jointly written an open letter to the United Nations agencies for the global maritime industry calling...

News | 19 Feb 2020

ITF and ETF call upon ship operators to return lashing to shore-based dock workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) today call upon ship operators to return lashing to...

News | 28 Jan 2020

The multinational trying to bankrupt the dock workers union has a sordid past

This article originally appeared in In These Times. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is facing an existential crisis. Founded by the...

News | 09 Jan 2020

Dockers’ Clause: A deal is a deal – and we are defending it!

Dockers unions, shop stewards and legal advisors from ten countries gathered in Rotterdam yesterday and pledged to take action to ensure that the new “Dockers’...

News | 01 Jan 2020

#LashingIsDockersWork: ITF Dockers’ Clause comes into force

The ITF “Dockers’ Clause” comes into force in Canada and Europe today. A lot has been said about what is commonly called the Dockers Clause, but it’s worth...

News | 18 Dec 2019 Press Release

Unions unite to demand release of jailed Indonesian trade unionist Rio Wijaya

The ITF, alongside Indonesian dockers federation FPPI and Rio’s union SP JICT, are calling on all affiliates and their members to help fight for Rio’s...

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...