Archive for the ‘ITF’ Category

All-women scholarships for World Maritime University

World Maritime University Malmo, Sweden-photo by Keenman cc by nc 2.0 The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has this year granted five women scholarships to attend the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden.   The first ever all-women line up of scholarship recipients will attend the university for...
July 6th, 2012 | ITF, Maritime Education and Training, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Mozambique gears up to host ITF regional conference

NCC met in Maputo to start planning the 2013 Africa regional conference Members of the NCC, including union general secretaries, women’s coordinators and young workers, met in Maputo as part of a three-year union strengthening project for Portuguese speaking regions, organised by the ITF and the trade...
June 29th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Unions slam “sea of shame”

Unions slam “sea of shame”
The ITF HQ’s in London Trade unions from Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine, working with the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), are releasing a report today*, Monday 25th June, that they hope will help shame governments into action over the shocking condition...
June 26th, 2012 | Events, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security | Read More

New Zealand flags foreign-owned fishing vessels

Maritime unions have widely welcomed the decision by the New Zealand government to ban foreign-owned vessels from fishing in its waters. The move, based on concern about the exploitation of crew on foreign-flagged vessels, means that foreign charter vessels fishing in New Zealand waters will have to...
May 26th, 2012 | Flags, ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

UK dock contract dispute sparks international reaction

  Dockers at Tilbury took action over “follow the ship” contract A contract dispute in the UK port of Tilbury could escalate to an international level, after the repeated refusal of management to engage in genuine dialogue with the union.   Workers at the Enterprise Distribution...
May 26th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

May Day statement by the Global Unions: Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery

May Day statement by the Global Unions: Governments must act for a sustainable and equitable recovery
David Cockroft, ITF's Secretary-General Global Unions Message – May Day 2012 It is more than five years since the financial crisis hit, followed rapidly by a larger economic crisis. This economic earthquake exposed the dangers of financialisation; of having the real economy subservient to...
May 1st, 2012 | ITF, News | Read More

ITF conference puts women’s leadership in the spotlight

Women trade unionists from around the world came together at the leadership conference Women trade unionists from around the world gathered in Esher, UK, this week to develop their leadership skills and to plan their next moves in the campaign to increase women’s participation in the trade union...
April 23rd, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Unions protest at Rio Tinto AGM against its lockout of workers in Canada

Unions are protesting at the Rio Tinto shareholders’ AGM in London on Thursday 19 April against the four month-long lockout of 780 union members of the United Steelworkers (USW) in Alma, Quebec, Canada. WHAT: Protest at Rio Tinto AGM TIME: 10 am DATE: Thursday 19 April PLACE: The Queen Elizabeth II...
April 18th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

ITF demands involvement of dockers’ unions in Honduras port modernisation plans

Unionists on strike in Honduras over port concessioning pla The ITF has called on the government in Honduras to involve dockers’ unions and civil society organisations in port modernisation plans in a battle to stave off port concessioning. The ITF is backing the ITF-affiliated Sindicato de Trabajadores...
April 18th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF demands reinstatement of sacked unionist in Malaysia port

Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang The ITF has called on a terminal operator in Malaysia to reinstate a worker who was sacked after he took part in a week of action. Megat Zamri, president of the West Ports Staff Union, which was set up to represent...
April 5th, 2012 | ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies
There’s been a further victory for wharfies at Ports of Auckland in New Zealand in their fight for job security. Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) wants to make 300 members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) redundant and contract out their stevedoring work. The union has already successfully...
March 28th, 2012 | ITF, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a major seminar in London on seafarers’ welfare,  yesterday announced its latest grants. The following donations, totalling £1, 078, 533 (USD1, 711, 685) have been agreed: World Maritime University: £168, 000 (USD266,...
March 28th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Dockers’ unionist suspension at Malaysia port must be withdrawn, says ITF

The ITF has demanded that a trade unionist in Malaysia, who was suspended for his participation in the ITF’s south-east Asia flag of convenience (FOC) campaign week of action earlier this month, be reinstated. Megat Zamri Megat Abdul Aziz, president of the West Ports Staff Union, established to represent...
January 28th, 2012 | ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More