Workers protest to DP World over P&O Ferries sackings

International Transport Workers’ Federation general secretary Stephen Cotton has handed a ‘Global Letter of Protest’ to the leadership of DP World, owners of P&O Ferries, over the sacking of 800 UK seafarers. The letter, delivered to DP World chief executive Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, called for the reinstatement of the sacked seafarers and a commitment to respect workers’ rights and engage with unions across the company’s global operations. “Over the past two ... [+]

Ukraine transport workers under threat, say unions

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) warn that transport workers are particularly under threat in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two trade unions say that they have received confirmed and unconfirmed of military targeting transport infrastructure, along with the recent battles for control of ... [+]

Union calls for priority vaccines for sea and air workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in their Covid-19 vaccination programmes. It follow a joint UN statement supporting this position. ITF says that transport workers and their families have been in the front lines of moving people and cargo ... [+]

Transport workers still lack access to toilets, says union

Many transport people still lack access to decent sanitation, says the International Transport Workers' Federation. It adds that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated longstanding problems. Workers who prior to 2020 relied on the facilities at cafés and restaurants suddenly found those facilities closed during national lockdowns, and were forced to ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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