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Philippines tuna workers escalate dispute action with help of international delegation

ITF - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:28
Philippines tuna workers dismissed for forming a union have staged a week of action with the support of an international delegation from the ITF/IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) fisheries programme.
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ITF applauds US DOT decision on Norwegian Air

ITF - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:51
The ITF has applauded the decision on 2 September by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to refuse Norwegian Air International (NAI) – a key offender in attempting to introduce flags of convenience (FOCs) in aviation – an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit.
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ETF ramps up pressure on ‘anti-union’ LOT

ITF - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:59
In a bid to ramp up the pressure on LOT Polish Airlines (LOT) over its unlawful sacking of Andrzej Jeżewski, vice-president of the ITF and ETF affiliated cabin crew union ZZPP, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) has urged the voice of the European airline industry and Polish members of the European Parliament to use their influence.
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Longshore workers’ grain agreement heralds return to work

ITF - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:09
United States longshore workers who load grain in Pacific Northwest export terminals voted on 26 August to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies.
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ITF and ETF urge action over dismissed aviation union leader in Poland

ITF - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:38
The ITF and ETF are urging their affiliates to take action over the unlawful dismissal of an aviation trade union leader in Poland.
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Union campaign against IKEA social dumping off to flying start

ITF - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 05:16
Two ITF-affiliated unions in Belgium and the Netherlands have launched a campaign against IKEA, which they accuse of social dumping.
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ITF vows to harness ‘Spirit of Sofia’ following congress

ITF - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:53
Energising and unifying.
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Thai pineapple industry urged to act over labour rights case

ITF - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:11
ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton has joined 110 international labour rights organisations and activists in an effort to get Natural Fruit in Thailand to drop its legal case against a labour rights researcher.
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David Cockroft makes his goodbyes

ITF - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:08
David Cockroft, who joined the ITF in 1985 and first served as its general secretary in 1993, received a standing ovation as he made his goodbye speech to the organisation at its 43rd congress in Sofia yesterday.
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Uganda airport transport operators boost union membership

ITF - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:48
The ITF’s largest affiliate in Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entebbe Stage Drivers and Conductors’ Association, boosting its membership to close on 9,000.
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IUF and ITF urge international support for Philippines tuna workers

ITF - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:35
The IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) and ITF are urging international support for local campaigners fighting for the reinstatement of workers sacked by the Citra Mina Group of Companies in the Philippines.
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Final countdown for ITF’s first fully digital congress!

ITF - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:31
Final preparations are underway for the 43rd ITF congress which will kick off in Sofia, Bulgaria on 10 August.
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Update: Shahabi released to civilian hospital

ITF - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:14
It has now been confirmed that Reza Shahabi, the imprisoned Iranian trade unionist and prisoner of conscience, has called off his hunger strike following his release on medical grounds to a civilian hospital on 11 July.
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ITF delivers vital aid to Gaza

ITF - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:03
The ITF today (Monday) delivered a first shipment of medical supplies to Gaza – where hundreds of civilians have been killed – and called for an immediate ceasefire there.
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ITF unions urge good faith negotiations at Greyhound

ITF - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:23
The ITF-affiliated Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) international vice-president Bruce Hamilton urged US transport company Greyhound to resume negotiations in good faith at parent company FirstGroup’s AGM yesterday.
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Women workers build union power in Nepal

ITF - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:19
Women transport worker power was on display in Nepal last month when more than 200 women workers came together to share their union experiences and plan how to bring more women into unions.
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ITF helps people of Gaza

ITF - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:25
With the death toll rising daily in Gaza the ITF today called for an immediate ceasefire and launched an urgent humanitarian appeal for those affected.
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Unions fight back over public sector pay

ITF - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:25
The UK saw its biggest strike this century yesterday, Thursday 10 July, as public sector workers joined together to demand better conditions.
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IAM Delta lands in London

ITF - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:30
Activists from the IAM (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) brought their campaign for rights for Delta Air Lines workers to London, England this week.
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