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ITF proposals for financing sustainable transport

ITF proposals for financing sustainable transport We need a new climate finance model for the transport sector in the Global South. Current investment levels are less than 3% of what is needed, and the current policy focus on de-risking private investment through ‘blended’ finance is...

Unifor win after 37 days of strike action

Unifor win after 37 days of strike action The International Transport Workers' Federation’s (ITF) affiliate union Unifor has ratified an agreement with CN Autoport after 37 days of strike action at Halifax, Canada. During the dispute, CN Autoport used scab labour in an attempt to bre...

Overview and Assessment of Financing Options for Sustainable Transport

Overview and Assessment of Financing Options for Sustainable Transport A paper written by John Burant, founder of New Soil Analytics, which considers two questions posed by the International Transport Workers’ Federation:- What will be the most effective climate finance mechanisms fo...

Data analytics in action: how ITF Inspectorate data holds companies responsible for protecting rights in maritime supply chains

Data analytics in action: how ITF Inspectorate data holds companies responsible for protecting rights in maritime supply chains Comment article by Seth Payer, Head of Data and Research at the International Transport Workers' FederationThe International Transport Workers’ Federation (...

Union initiative announced at World Bank conference adding labour impact assessments to transport planning

Union initiative announced at World Bank conference adding labour impact assessments to transport planning The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Labour Institute (GLI) have today announced a new initiative that will see the application of labour impact asse...

Workers’ rights to receive major boost from EU supply chain Directive

Workers’ rights to receive major boost from EU supply chain Directive Transport union federations ETF and ITF welcome Friday’s bittersweet breakthrough on due diligence Directive The vote by EU states in favour of the bloc’s supply chain accountability Directive will dramatically imp...

Seafarers’ lives matter

Seafarers’ lives matter The International Bargaining Forum’s (IBF) Warlike Operations Area Committee (WOAC) has unanimously agreed to designate the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden ‘Warlike’ to emphasise the seriousness of the situation.This decision taken at a meeting on 12 March 2024 follo...

Mandatory Seafarers' Charter would help prevent another P&O Ferries jobs massacre

Mandatory Seafarers' Charter would help prevent another P&O Ferries jobs massacre Two years ago, trade unionists across the globe reacted in outrage as P&O Ferries illegally sacked 786 UK seafarers, a move that UK unions RMT and Nautilus labelled a ‘national scandal’. These workers h...

ITF and Mexican transport authority strengthen collaboration for the development of transport industry

ITF and Mexican transport authority strengthen collaboration for the development of transport industry The Secretary of Infrastructure, Communication and Transport (SICT) and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) are pleased to announce the formalisation of a bilatera...

Charging seafarers for accommodation undermines international law

Charging seafarers for accommodation undermines international law Underhand business practices targeting seafarers will advance low-cost UK employment modelBusinesses charging seafarers for accommodation on board the ships they work on undermines international law and could trigger a...

Strikes in Finland close ports

Strikes in Finland close ports On 11 March trade unions in Finland began a wave of strike action which has closed all cargo handling in Finnish ports and halted freight traffic on railways. The strike is currently intended to continue for two weeks.The strikes are in protest at the m...

ITF message to Maersk: trade unions must have a seat at the table

ITF message to Maersk: trade unions must have a seat at the table ITF tells world’s largest shipping company AGM to protect workers and their jobs, create decent work for futureTrade unions must be consulted in the process of shipping company Maersk’s expansion into shoreside logis...

The targeting of Gaza’s essential workers and civilian infrastructure is an attack on us all

The targeting of Gaza’s essential workers and civilian infrastructure is an attack on us all As the war in Gaza continues, Global Union Federations are shining a light on the crisis workers face across all economic sectors. Through a series of shared essays and articles on our websit...

Platform Work Directive adopted: A step forward, now enforcement is key

Platform Work Directive adopted: A step forward, now enforcement is key After two years of negotiations, the EU has finally adopted the Platform Work Directive. The Council approved the provisional agreement on March 11, aiming to improve working conditions and clarify employment sta...

Seafarer safety in the Red Sea must come first

Seafarer safety in the Red Sea must come first The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says not enough has been done to guarantee the safety of seafarers in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and the loss of life following the Houthi attack on M/V True Confidence is a traged...

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