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News | 17 Mar 2020

Flag states must protect seafarers and passenger’s health during coronavirus crisis

The impact of rapid and worldwide spread of Covid-19 throughout the maritime industry, in particular the cruise ship industry, has made global headlines since the...

News | 12 Mar 2020

ITF announce plans for Mexico growth

The ITF and its affiliated unions in Mexico have announced a growth plan to ensure the rights of working people are central to transport expansion in the...

News | 12 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Urgent economic stimulus and workplace measures required

The ITF and global union federations have urged governments and employers to urgently act to protect workers, and the global economy and society that depends upon...

News | 11 Mar 2020

ITF and Omani union develop government relationship

The ITF Arab World regional secretary and an ITF-affiliated union have held a key meeting in Oman to build closer relationships with the government. Bilal Malkawi...

News | 11 Mar 2020

Seafarer home after four years thanks to union

An Indian seafarer has finally returned home, four years after being abandoned in Nigeria by his employer. Chetanveer Singh, a third engineer known to his friends...

News | 05 Mar 2020

Podcast: boys and girls jobs

To mark International Women's Day 2020, the ITF has produced a podcast looking at the persistent problem of gender segregation in the transport industry. Jodi...

News | 02 Mar 2020

COVID-19 advice to ships

New guidelines to avoid or manage an outbreak of coronavirus on board ships are now available. They include pre-boarding screenings, isolation cabins,...

News | 27 Feb 2020 Press Release

Major unions join high-level transport symposium in South Africa

A high-level transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa has brought together the leaders of eight major unions to discuss how to appeal to the 76 percent of...