Archive for the ‘ITF’ Category

Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers

Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers
The ITF HQ’s in London Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers   Representatives of the German union ver.di travelled to Turkey last week to meet striking TÜMTIS workers.     Ver.di delegates also met with the German consulate in Turkey and the Turkish-German Chamber...
July 27th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF expresses condolences over Spanish train crash

ITF expresses condolences over Spanish train crash
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 July 2013 -The ITF has expressed its deepest sympathy to all those affected by last night’s train derailment in Santiago de Compostela. ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton said: “This horrific accident is a human tragedy. We send our condolences to all those...
July 25th, 2013 | Breaking News, ITF, Rail | Read More

ITF alleges law-breaking by Turkish Airlines and government

ITF alleges law-breaking by Turkish Airlines and government
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 July 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated union Hava-Is today presented further evidence to the International Labour Organization (ILO) alleging unlawful behaviour by Turkish Airlines (THY) and the Turkish government. The...
July 25th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF pays its respects to Tolpuddle Martyrs

ITF pays its respects to Tolpuddle Martyrs
Joseph Katende, ITF Africa regional secretary at the Tolpuddle March 24 July 2013 – For Joseph Katende, ITF Africa regional secretary, the chance to visit the Tolpuddle Martyrs festival in Dorset, UK fulfilled a long-held dream. The festival commemorates farmworkers from the village of Tolpuddle...
July 24th, 2013 | Anniversaries, ITF | Read More

SATAWU strike at South African Airlines

SATAWU strike at South African Airlines
23 July 2013 – ITF affiliate South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) announced strike action for last Thursday following a dispute over wage increases with South African Airlines (SAA). SATAWU announced its intention to strike earlier this month, and was given a strike certificate...
July 23rd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

‘Rave reviews’ for new women’s maritime union resource

‘Rave reviews’ for new women’s maritime union resource
Alison McGarry introducing the women’s best practice guide during dockers’ conference in Chicago. ‘Rave reviews’ for new women’s maritime union resource Winning a better deal for women is the title of the ITF’s new union resource, the women’s best practice guide, which has received...
July 22nd, 2013 | ITF, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns

ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns
Stephen Cotton (centre) listens to Bulgarian workers 18 July 2013 – Stephen Cotton, ITF acting general secretary, met with Bulgarian workers earlier this week to get an understanding of the issues they face. Cotton is visiting the country’s capital, Sofia – which will host the ITF’s...
July 18th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF and BOURBON sign co-operation agreement

The ITF HQ’s in London 15 July 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce the signing of a co-operation agreement with BOURBON, a major provider of marine services to the oil and gas industries in over 45 countries worldwide. The ITF states that...
July 15th, 2013 | Energy, ITF | Read More

ITF condemns violence against bus workers in Fes

ITF condemns violence against bus workers in Fes
UMT Morocco 11 July 2013 – Two union representatives have been arrested and others injured following a police attack on a peaceful protest in Morocco on Monday 8 July. ITF affiliate the Union des Syndicats UMT des Transports (UMT) reports that those injured were employees of City Bus in Fes, and...
July 12th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Port unions resolve to organise campaign against DPW

Port unions resolve to organise campaign against DPW
The ITF HQ’s in London 11 July 2013 – ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) dockers’ union representatives meeting in Chicago, USA, resolved this week to organise a global campaign highlighting the need for global network terminal operator (GNT) DP World to engage with unions...
July 11th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Swissport’s Spanish strike continues despite strike-breaking

Swissport’s Spanish strike continues despite strike-breaking
9 July 2013 – ITF affiliates across Spain continue to strike despite anti-union behaviour by employers Swissport. With strike action taking place at eight airports across Spain on several dates over June and July, it is reported that Swissport is replacing striking workers with temporary staff. The...
July 9th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ITF launches resource pack for tackling HIV/AIDS in ports worldwide

ITF launches resource pack for tackling HIV/AIDS in ports worldwide
The ITF HQ’s in London 8 July 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) will release a new tool for unions fighting the negative effects of HIV/AIDS in the world’s ports today. The official launch will take place at the ITF dockers’ section conference in Chicago,...
July 8th, 2013 | Health and Safety, ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Antwerp port strike ends following agreement over dockers’ work

Antwerp port strike ends following agreement over dockers’ work
Belgian dockers were on strike for six days 8 July 2013  –  A strike in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium which began after union delegates were refused entry to a warehouse during a routine inspection, has come to an end. ITF- and ETF-affiliated unions ACV Transcom, ABVV-BTB, ACLVB were all involved...
July 8th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Kommunal wins employers’ dispute after nine days of strike action in Sweden

Kommunal wins employers’ dispute after nine days of strike action in Sweden
3 July 2013 – ITF affiliate Kommunal has secured an agreement with their employers’ association after nine days of strike action in Sweden, on 27 June. Following on from the breakdown of negotiations, the union called the strike over poor working conditions for drivers – including 13-hour...
July 3rd, 2013 | ITF, Strikes | Read More

ITF’s new IMO representative pushes agenda at maritime safety committee

ITF’s new IMO representative pushes agenda at maritime safety committee
The ITF HQ in London 2 July 2013  –  The ITF’s new representative on the IMO (International Maritime Organization), Branko Berlan, kicked off his new role by urging measures to promote a safety culture for all seafarers and passengers on board ships at the IMO maritime safety committee on 17...
July 2nd, 2013 | IMO, ITF | Read More

Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday

Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday
The ITF HQ in London 28 June 2013 – Seafarers, dockers and ITF inspectors will launch the year’s second East Asia maritime action week at major ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan from 1 to 5 July. The week is intended to ensure the welfare and safety of seafarers. With the Maritime Labour...
June 28th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Hundred percent compliance must be MLC aim

Hundred percent compliance must be MLC aim
Steve Cotton Hundred percent compliance must be MLC aim, By Steve Cotton, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) acting general secretary This is the year the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) finally comes into force. It has taken over a decade to reach this point, but this...
June 28th, 2013 | HR, ITF, News | Read More

ITF puts Australian coal exporter on notice over consultation failure

26 June 2013 – PWCS operates the Port of Newcastle  The ITF has warned a major Australian coal exporter that it’s behaviour is being monitored. Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) has been put on notice by the ITF and IndustriALL Global Union and is being targeted with action over attempts to...
June 26th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

ITF affiliates form Guatemala transport workers’ federation

ITF affiliates form Guatemala transport workers’ federation
26 June 2013 – The labour authorities of Guatemala legally recognised this month the new Federación del Transporte Nacional Sindical (FETRANSGUA), founded by ITF-affiliated civil aviation, road transport and dockers’ unions. The federation was launched at the same time that the ITUC (International...
June 26th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

ITF seafarers’ chair: ‘Time to put fairness at heart of maritime world’

The ex “Swanland” 19 June 2013 – ITF seafarers’section chair Dave Heindel has echoed the Global Unions’ call to the G8 meeting to put fairness at the heart of their economies and added a plea for the same principles to be applied to the maritime world. He stated: “The Global Unions’...
June 19th, 2013 | ITF, Maritime Accidents | Read More

ITF calls on affiliates for Tunisia protest

ITF calls on affiliates for Tunisia protest
Thouragia Krichen 18 June 2013 – In solidarity with ITF-affiliate the Syndicat Generale de la Marine Marchande et des Ports, the ITF has today urged its affiliates to send letters of protest to Tunisia’s minister of transport over apparent anti-union activities in the Port of La Goulette, Tunis. In...
June 18th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

ITF’s continued backing for protesters in Turkey

ITF’s continued backing for protesters in Turkey
14 June 2013 The ITF today made the following statement to the Day-Mer Turkish community organisation in London, UK: The ITF HQ in London On behalf of the 4.5 million transport workers it represents worldwide, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) salutes the ongoing courageous...
June 15th, 2013 | ITF | Read More

ITF seminar inspires HIV positive union leader to speak out

ITF seminar inspires HIV positive union leader to speak out
participants at HIV seminar, Malawi 14 June 2013 – The recent ITF Africa regional HIV/AIDS seminar in Malawi so inspired Davison Kambudzi, general secretary of the Central East Africa Railway Workers Union, that he said publicly for the first time that he had been living positively for four years. Kambudzi...
June 15th, 2013 | Health and Safety, ITF | Read More

First container port health and safety study is released

First container port health and safety study is released
14 June 2013 – The first ever major international study of health and safety in global network terminals is being published today. Conducted by Cardiff University and commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), it has been conducted in cooperation with three of the...
June 14th, 2013 | Container shipping, ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF comment on Swanland sinking report

ITF comment on Swanland sinking report
The ex “Swanland” 14 June 2013 – After fully studying the United Kingdom Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB’s) report into the Swanland sinking, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has issued the following statement. The ITF condemns the lack of effective...
June 14th, 2013 | Health and Safety, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security | Read More