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News | 11 Dec 2022 Press Release

‘Diverse in our work, united for change’ - inland navigation unions hold successful conference in Amsterdam

Unions representing more than 180,000 tug, towage, river cruise, other inland waterways and ferry workers globally met in Amsterdam this week for the Inland...

News | 10 Dec 2022

Global unions take action for Human Rights Day 2022

Workers stand united against gender-based violence Human Rights Day is observed on 10th December each year, and follows the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence...

News | 24 Nov 2022

Women transport workers have borne the brunt of the impact from Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns and restrictions wrought havoc on the livelihood of workers all over the world. The impacts of this are still...

News | 19 Nov 2022

Decent sanitation is a vital right for workers

This World Toilet Day is a sobering reminder of how far there is still to go for workers’ access to decent, safe sanitation facilities. Across the world,...

News | 20 Oct 2022 Press Release

The financial key to unlocking women’s rights and better labour standards

Unions are stepping up the pressure on development agencies to ensure workers’ rights, especially those of women, are at the core of their work across the...

News | 23 Jun 2022 Press Release

Hope Hicks case not an isolated incident, shows need for practical change in shipping

Responding to news that Hope Hicks has taken a case against shipping giant Maersk, seafarers’ unions are calling for employers to ensure their safe workplace...

News | 31 Mar 2022

Women in railways: share your views

As part of the ITF Railway Global Action Week, 27 March – 3 April 2022, we are launching an online survey specifically targeted for women railway workers.   At...

News | 02 Nov 2021

Maritime must be safe for women: ITF calls for industry to work with seafarers as assault case reverberates

A brave female cadet recently published the horrific experiences of sexual assault she endured on board a vessel while attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy....

News | 18 Oct 2021

ITF condemns assault on inspector, calls for zero-tolerance towards violence in maritime

An ITF inspector was physically assaulted by a ship’s Master in an unprecedented attack which the Federation says must be condemned. The assault happened onboard...

News | 24 Jun 2021

Global trade union movement launches toolkit in campaign to eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace

As the International Labour Organization Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work comes into force on 25 June 2021, global unions are...