More than 40 delegates representing unions in 11 Asecna (Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar) countries who attended the third ordinary congress of the Festa (Federation of Workers’ Unions of Asecna) in Cotonou, Benin took steps to strengthen the organisation’s future.
The ITF is reacting with cautious optimism to news that a tentative six-year labour agreement has been reached for workers at the Port of New York.
Preparations are underway for the first ITF conference focusing exclusively on automation in the port industry.
European and Latin American fisheries union leaders gathered in Argentina after the ITF fisheries section committee (FSC) for the first bilateral meeting since forming the joint ITF/IUF Cooperation.
The National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) has demanded the issuing of Indian seafarers’ documents (CDCs) and is urging the Indian government to issue CDCs for all Indian seafarers working on cruise or merchant foreign flag ships.
German workers whose jobs are under threat after a takeover by Vodafone, together with supporters from the ITF and UK unions RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers), CWU (Communication Workers Union) and Prospect demonstrated outside the company’s global HQ and flagship store in London on 11 March.
On International Women’s Day on 8 March, women trade unionists from 27 countries at the United Nations' 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 57) pledged to work constructively with all stakeholders to ensure that governments act to end violence against women and girls.
The ITF is backing American unions representing airline cabin crew in their campaign to reverse the US government decision announced on 6 March to allow knives in aircraft cabins for the first time since 9/11.
As Iberia workers kicked off their second phase of industrial action on 4 March, they were joined in Spain by delegations from British, French and Argentinian unions supporting their struggle to prevent the loss of thousands of jobs at the airline.
ITF dockers’ unions are being asked to demonstrate their solidarity for workers in the Port of Brisbane, Australia who are facing huge job losses, contracting out, casualisation and a cut in working conditions as a result of automation plans from employer DP World (DPW).
The ITF is launching a series of free apps for seafarers.
German unions EVG and Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.
The ITF has written to Niger’s minister of transport urging government action over a high court ruling that its affiliate Syndicat National des Conducteurs Routiers du Niger (SNCRN) must pay penalties and damages to a company following lawful strike action.
Unions will continue fighting against the massive restructuring which has fragmented Africa’s rail industry over the past decades, a recent ITF conference revealed.
The ITF has put the blame on Willie Walsh for the start of a series of strikes by Iberia workers in defence of their jobs.
Tanker drivers at Scotland’s only oil refinery in Grangemouth have started industrial action in a dispute over cuts to pensions and earnings, severely impacting all aviation supplies and BP forecourts across Scotland and the North East of England.
The ITF has condemned as ‘utterly unbelievable’ a totally unexpected decision by a Moroccan court to jail trade union leaders Said Elhairech and Mohamed Chamchati.
A four-year phase-out of foreign-flagged fishing vessels in New Zealand waters introduced in May 2012 may not be enough to fix “a broken industry”, warns the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ).
An international week of action spearheaded by IndustriALL Global Union to support workers in Mexico and demand an end to the violation of their rights kicks off on 18 February.
Fashionistas and journalists arriving on 15 February for the start of London Fashion Week were greeted by models dressed in high fashion clothes crafted out of packaging materials to challenge Deutsche Post DHL, the show’s major sponsor and official logistics provider, over its ongoing abuse of workers’ rights.