Workers pledge support for Finland posties

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has pledged support for the 10,000 members of the Finnish Post and Logistical Workers’ Union PAU who have been on strike over new employment contracts since 11 November. It has denounced the attempts by the Finnish Government's Posti company to drive down  wages. Other unions, including the Finnish Aviation Union and Finnish Seafarers’ Union, have joined the strike in solidarity causing disruptions at transport hubs across the country. [+]

Dockers join cargo handling group ICHCA

The International Transport Workers’ Federation dockers’ section has joined the International Cargo Handling and Coordinating Association (ICHCA) to advance the rights and safety of workers globally. An ITF delegation recently attended ICHCA’s International 20/20 Cargo Vision Conference and Exhibition led by Steve Biggs from Unite the Union and Bob Dhaliwhal ... [+]

Study shows shortcomings in container port safety

A Cardiff University study on container port health and safety has identified a number of continuing dangers and flaws in the behavioural management systems commonly employed by operators. The study, commissioned by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the International Transport Workers’ Federation pointed to inaccurate and under-reporting ... [+]

Workers step up Black Sea action

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has launched a week of action against what it describes as 'the Sea of Shame'. It says that there are still “shocking levels of crew abuse and unseaworthy vessels” on the Black Sea, two years after unions started an intensive campaign to expose them, and ... [+]

Unite gets international backing for London Gateway campaign

The International Transport Workers Federation has backed the UK Unite union's campaign to be recognised at DP World's new London Gateway port. It followed a meeting in London on 17 April that unanimously backed the involvement of Unite the Union at the London Gateway terminal. The union has complained that ... [+]

Union exposes DHL’s ‘shameful secret’

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) presented DHL with “a catalogue of shame” on 2 November – evidence, it said, that the global delivery company was turning a blind eye to illegal and punitive anti-union, anti-worker campaigns at its Turkish subsidiary. To back up its allegations ITF also unveiled the results ... [+]

Turkish workers support DHL strikers

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) will hand deliver a message of support from Turkish DHL workers to their colleagues in Neasden who are locked in a dispute over pay differentials. Members of the RMT union are due to strike in Neasden on Monday 22 October in protest at being ... [+]

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