Posts Tagged ‘ITF’

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now
Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now London: Friday, 7 June 2018.  Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium...
June 10th, 2019 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

ITF urges end to anti-union pressure on Turkish workers

ITF urges end to anti-union pressure on Turkish workers
TÜMTIS representative BÜLENT ÖZASLAN, one of two workers still to be reinstated The ITF has urged the Turkish prime minister to intervene urgently to end reported ongoing union busting practices by management at Gazi-Ulaş Transportation – the Gaziantep municipality’s urban transportation company. 24/08/2016...
August 24th, 2016 | Associations, ITF | Read More

Special briefing meeting on the health and wellbeing of women seafarers

Special briefing meeting on the health and wellbeing of women seafarers
The ITF HQ’s in London Members of the press are invited to attend the public launch of a survey of the health and wellbeing needs of women seafarers worldwide. A joint initiative by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the International Transport Workers’ Federation...
August 27th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF | Read More

First victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways

First victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways
Steve Cotton The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is celebrating the first victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways (QR) after the airline admitted that it has removed its contractual pregnancy and marriage prohibitions. These demanded that anyone becoming pregnant had to notify management,...
August 27th, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Training firsts for Myanmar seafarers

Training firsts for Myanmar seafarers
More than 160 members of the ITF-affiliated Independent Federation of Myanmar Seafarers (IFOMS) attended ITF workshops to increase their awareness of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) and understand how to enforce the rights contained in the convention. The one-day workshops in Yangon from 27-29...
August 6th, 2015 | Education and Training, ITF | Read More

SRI and ITF back new book on plight of fishers

SRI and ITF back new book on plight of fishers
Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of SRI Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are backing a new book on the plight of fishers that is due for publication tomorrow, Thursday 30 July. Fishers and Plunderers; Theft, Slavery and Violence...
July 29th, 2015 | Books, ITF | Read More

ITF Seafarers’ Trust announces welfare vehicle effectiveness survey

ITF Seafarers’ Trust announces welfare vehicle effectiveness survey
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF Seafarers’ Trust – which often pays for vehicles for seafarers’ welfare bodies and missions – has announced it will be surveying their uses and effectiveness so as to use its grants as effectively as possible. The Trust will be partnering in...
July 29th, 2015 | Associations, ITF, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Trade unionists launch Fair Transport Europe initiative to urge EC action

Trade unionists launch Fair Transport Europe initiative to urge EC action
A group of trade unionists sponsored by the ETF – the ITF’s European arm – submitted a formal request to the European Commission on 13 July to launch a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) called Fair Transport Europe. Under the Lisbon Treaty, EU citizens can launch an ECI calling on the Commission...
July 23rd, 2015 | ITF | Read More

Cotton urges Indonesian president to intervene over terminal concession extension

Cotton urges Indonesian president to intervene over terminal concession extension
The ITF has urged the Indonesian president to intervene over the extension of the concession for the Jakarta International Container Terminal that has been granted to Hutchison Port Holdings by the Indonesia Port Company (IPC). The move follows grave concerns expressed by the ITF-affiliated Trade Union...
July 23rd, 2015 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike
A bitter, month-long dispute at Air Madagascar that grounded most of the carrier’s fleet for weeks finally ended on 17 July, following successful negotiations between the carrier and the ITF-affiliated Syndicat General Maritime de Madagascar (SYGMMA). Lucien Razafindraibe, SYGMMA general secretary,...
July 22nd, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ITF young workers support AFA global action day

ITF young workers support AFA global action day
ITF youth leaders meeting in Washington DC, USA last week participated in the global action day by US cabin crew union AFA-CWA for a fair contract at United Airlines. Delegates at the ITF young transport workers global committee meeting unanimously decided to interrupt their meeting on 16 July to support...
July 21st, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Successes for ITF action weeks

Successes for ITF action weeks
Concerted action by the ITF and maritime unions on two continents in one week was successful in bringing support to seafarers working and living in sub-standard conditions, and in spreading the word about the role of trade unions in protecting seafarers and their rights under international maritime law. Activity...
July 20th, 2015 | ITF | Read More

ITF backs UNI Amazon ‘shame day’

ITF backs UNI Amazon ‘shame day’
Steve Cotton UNI global union used Amazon’s 20th birthday on 15 July to highlight the grim reality for the company’s workers behind the commercial success story, and, along with the ver.di union, urged customers and citizens to send birthday greetings to the global retailer protesting against poor...
July 16th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

High-profile line up in place for ICS conference in September

High-profile line up in place for ICS conference in September
ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced an exciting final programme for this year’s ICS International Shipping Conference which features high-profile speakers from across the global industry. The Conference is one of the principal events during the second...
July 8th, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF | Read More

Twin action weeks sweep seas for substandard shipping

Twin action weeks sweep seas for substandard shipping
The ITF HQ’s in London Two ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) action weeks will cover East Asian waters and the Black Sea in a sweep to search out and rectify substandard conditions. Both events will run from 6 to 10 July. In the East Asia event teams of ITF inspectors and dockers’...
July 3rd, 2015 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF | Read More

SRI and ITF release education videos on Day of the Seafarer

SRI and ITF release education videos on Day of the Seafarer
The ITF HQ’s in London Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are marking the Day of the Seafarer by launching a series of short films to help seafarers understand their rights under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC). Produced...
June 25th, 2015 | Film Industry, ITF | Read More

ITF slams Shipping Australia over dangerous comments on FOC shipping inquiry

ITF slams Shipping Australia over dangerous comments on FOC shipping inquiry
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is deeply concerned by comments from the body representing flag of convenience shipping interests in Australia. Shipping Australia CEO Rod Nairn has bizarrely questioned the ITF’s motives in encouraging parliamentary...
June 22nd, 2015 | Flags, ITF, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF welcomes Australian Senate inquiry into FOC shipping and condemns government attacks on cabotage

ITF welcomes Australian Senate inquiry into FOC shipping and condemns government attacks on cabotage
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has welcomed the Australian Senate’s decision to launch an inquiry into flag of convenience shipping. The Inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee will examine the national security,...
June 18th, 2015 | Environment, ITF, Jobs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security | Read More

Secret trade pact set to rob from the poor – and give to global transport firms

Secret trade pact set to rob from the poor – and give to global transport firms
Paddy Crumplin Classified documents published today by Wikileaks on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) foresee consolidated power for big transport industry players – and threaten the public interest, jobs and a voice for workers, says the International Transport Workers’ Federation. The documents...
June 3rd, 2015 | ITF, Regulatory | Read More

Qatar Airways Cup: global union spotlights aviation workers’ plight

Qatar Airways Cup: global union spotlights aviation workers’ plight
The International Transport Workers’ Federation – a global union body representing millions of transport workers worldwide – is joining the Scottish Football Supporters Association and PlayFairQatar in calling on Scotland fans to support migrant workers who are building Qatar’s 2022 World...
June 3rd, 2015 | Aviation, ITF | Read More

ITF urges Australian senate inquiry into FOC shipping and condemns government attacks on cabotage

ITF urges Australian senate inquiry into FOC shipping and condemns government attacks on cabotage
Paddy Crumplin The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pushing for a Australian senate inquiry into flag of convenience (FOC) shipping following a damning exposé on Australia’s Four Corners television programme into three deaths at sea on board the MV Sage Sagittarius. (See the...
June 1st, 2015 | Environment, Flags, ITF, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Shareholders must urge Deutsche Post-DHL to scrap plans to cut German parcel workers’ wages

Shareholders must urge Deutsche Post-DHL to scrap plans to cut German parcel workers’ wages
Steve Cotton Frankfurt, 27 May: UNI Global Union and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are calling on shareholders attending today’s Deutsche Post-DHL AGM to warn management to reverse its decision to slash parcel workers’ wages and take away their rights. DP-DHL have announced...
May 27th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ITF and UITP join to tackle violence on public transport

ITF and UITP join to tackle violence on public transport
The two global organisations representing public transport operators and workers have joined to tackle violence on urban transport networks. Meeting in Brussels. Belgium, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) laid out ways...
May 27th, 2015 | Company Profiles, ITF, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF: boat crisis ‘a result of inequality and lack of regulation’

ITF: boat crisis ‘a result of inequality and lack of regulation’
Paddy Crumplin The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today applauded initiatives to rescue migrants at sea and called for more search and rescue resources to be deployed, as well as for the root causes of the crisis to be tackled. ITF president Paddy Crumlin, stated: “We welcome the...
May 26th, 2015 | ITF, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

ITF and ITUC give guarded welcome to Iran releases

ITF and ITUC give guarded welcome to Iran releases
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) have given a guarded welcome to the news that Iranian trade unionists Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi have been released on bail. The men had been imprisoned earlier...
May 21st, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Legal | Read More