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  • Some light in the darkness

    12.02.2021 Read more

  • Singapore vaccinates 10,000 seafarers as keyworkers

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  • ILO rules that governments have failed seafarers

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Crossroads for the OECD

Crossroads for the OECD Natalie Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:48 The imminent choice of the next Secretary General of the OECD will be a marker for a more inclusive economic future or for greater inequality, anger and despair for the world’s people. Global Unions hav...

Fiji government must step in over ferries scam, rights violations

Fiji government must step in over ferries scam, rights violations Rory_M Wed, 02/24/2021 - 08:37 Seafarers have been made homeless and left stranded thousands of kilometres from their loved ones after a major Fijian ferry company scammed and underpaid them, a...

ITF family secures tanker crew release in Iran

ITF family secures tanker crew release in Iran Rory_M Mon, 02/22/2021 - 07:14 More than a dozen seafarers from South Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia are now making their way home after the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its Irania...

After UK Supreme Court defeat, Uber should abandon its predatory business model globally

After UK Supreme Court defeat, Uber should abandon its predatory business model globally Natalie Fri, 02/19/2021 - 13:12 Following this morning’s UK Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed contractors, global union federation rep...

Deliveroo riders win employment status case in Dutch court

Deliveroo riders win employment status case in Dutch court Natalie Fri, 02/19/2021 - 09:17 In another ruling against the misclassification of food delivery riders’ employment status, the verdict from the Amsterdam Court of Appeal has confirmed that Deliveroo...

Gig economy companies, legislators must level the playing field for gig workers

Gig economy companies, legislators must level the playing field for gig workers Natalie Thu, 02/18/2021 - 17:31 Regulation for workers’ rights being considered in the European Union and by courts in the United Kingdom have the potential to level the playing ...

FEATURE: Abandoned Palmali crew are caught in an inhumane trap that Turkey can release

FEATURE: Abandoned Palmali crew are caught in an inhumane trap that Turkey can release Natalie Thu, 02/18/2021 - 16:26 The humanitarian effort to feed, repatriate and fight for the seafarers’ outstanding wages has been spearheaded by the International Transpo...

FedEx – Time to deliver for your workers!

FedEx – Time to deliver for your workers! Natalie Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:59 FedEx-TNT workers have been left reeling in shock after the multi-billion dollar company announced in January plans to fire 6,000 of its European workforce who have driven FedEx’s profi...

Companies can step up to save seafarers stranded off China

Companies can step up to save seafarers stranded off China Rory_M Mon, 02/15/2021 - 21:18 The crew of the MV Christine Oldendorff have been anchored at Caofeidian in Bohai Bay, near Beijing, since 26 August 2020. Now eight months stranded, with 20 on board fo...

Update: Amin Shipping trick Onda crew in attempted wage coverup

Update: Amin Shipping trick Onda crew in attempted wage coverup Rory_M Mon, 02/15/2021 - 10:03 Since the ITF brought you the story of the crew of the MV Onda, it seems Mohamed Amin has plunged to new depths in his exploitation of the seafarers. The ITF has o...

ITF condemns military coup; solidarity with Burmese seafarers

ITF condemns military coup; solidarity with Burmese seafarers Rory_M Mon, 02/15/2021 - 08:43 The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted military takeover of Myanmar’s fragile democracy currentl...

From catcher to counter: new FAO declaration good news for fishers - IUF/ITF

From catcher to counter: new FAO declaration good news for fishers - IUF/ITF Rory_M Tue, 02/09/2021 - 21:53 Joint statement from the IUF and the ITF on the adoption of the 2021 Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture by the FAO’s Committee on Fi...

ITF statement on the murder of ICTSI union leader Leonardo Escala

ITF statement on the murder of ICTSI union leader Leonardo Escala Natalie Tue, 02/09/2021 - 16:59 The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is outraged and dismayed at the murder of Leonardo Escala, the president of the union for dock workers at I...

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta Natalie Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:35 Ten Global Unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on ...

The success of Dakar’s BRT system depends on the inclusion of informal workers

The success of Dakar’s BRT system depends on the inclusion of informal workers Natalie Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:14 Professor Papa Sakho, Laboratory of Human Geography, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar When Covid-19 restrictions were introduced last year, publi...

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