Striking drivers ‘face death penalty’ in Iran

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said on 2 October that it was concerned about the Iranian government's reaction to a strike by truck drivers, which is in its second week. About 150 drivers have have reportedly been arrested and a spokesperson for the judiciary has threatened “heavy punishment.” The ITF understands that Iran’s attorney general, Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri, has suggested that those who initiated the protest actions will be ... [+]

Unions expose ‘shameful’ Black Sea working conditions

The International Transport Federation (ITF) and its affiliated maritime unions in Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine have mounted a campaign to expose substandard working conditions in what they dub 'The Sea of Shame'. They say the Black Sea is one of the most dangerous places on earth to be ... [+]

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