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News | 07 Jun 2022

South Korean truck drivers begin unlimited national strike action for Safe Rates

Today in South Korea truck drivers have begun unlimited strike action. The ITF-affiliated Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union Cargo Truckers’...

News | 26 May 2022

Better future for transport workers under Australian Labor

The International Transport Workers' Federation has welcomed the election of a Federal Labor Government in Australia, describing it as an opportunity to lift...

News | 25 Apr 2022

ITF intervenes to prevent ‘politically motivated’ arrest of South Korean trade union leaders

Bongju Lee, President of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union Cargo Truckers’ Solidarity Division (KPTU-TruckSol) and Geon-yeong Kim,...

News | 30 Nov 2021

Strikes in South Korea shut down road freight as fight for Safe Rates escalates

Road freight transport was seriously affected in South Korea last week as truck drivers took strike action across the country. The three-day strike from 25 to 27...

News | 21 Oct 2021

ITF week of action highlights dire conditions in road transport industry and offers solutions

Accountability at the top of supply chains and improvements in driver pay, terms and security can solve shortages and safety problems in one stroke Action...

News | 10 Oct 2021

Time for change: mental health is a collective responsibility

On World Mental Health Day (Sunday 10 October 2021) the ITF is urging stakeholders across the transport sector to come together and recognise their collective...

News | 30 Sep 2021

Australian workers strike against FedEx shift to unfair and unsafe outsourcing

Road transport workers at FedEx yards in Australia are striking today [Thursday 30 September 2021] after management’s repeated refusal to address job security and...

News | 29 Sep 2021 Press Release

Global Transport Chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers

Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a...

News | 10 Aug 2021

Korean research shows Safe Rates works: better truck driver pay improves safety

Research into a Safe Rates system which has been in force in South Korea since January 2020 shows it’s working. Safe Rates systems set standards for fair pay and...