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Workers beat worsening conditions with rail strike

ITF - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 02:06
Rail workers in Sweden celebrated a victory on Wednesday as employers Veolia agreed to a deal, bringing a 16-day long strike to an end.
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ITF’s Steve Cotton in face to face talks with Algerian unions

ITF - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:35
ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton today personally thanked Algerian trade unionists for their support for the

Spotlight on women’s strength at Indian port union

ITF - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 03:17
The strength of women workers was celebrated in Kandla, India recently as a 90-strong women’s meeting was held by the port union there.
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Shanti Patel, 1921 – 2014

ITF - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:21
The following sad message has been received from Abdulgani Serang, general secretary-cum-treasurer of the National Union of Seafarers of India: It is with a heavy heart that I inform you about the passing away of NUSI President Dr Shanti Patel, who passed away this morning at around 5 AM.
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Freed at last – Albedo hostages on their way home

ITF - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 03:29
Eleven seafarers held hostage by Somali pirates for over three and a half years have finally been released, with the prospect of seeing their families once more after a terrible ordeal.
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ITF condemns India bus worker attack

ITF - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 08:20
The ITF has today called for renewed efforts to end violence against women, following an attack on a female bus worker in India.
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Victory for Thai railway workers!

ITF - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:14
Dismissed rail union branch leaders in Thailand returned to work last week in a workers’ victory.
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Drivers win after month-long dispute

ITF - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 06:51
Petrol tanker drivers in New Zealand celebrated last week, as a month-long dispute ended in a worker victory.
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Pay increase victory for seafarers

ITF - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 06:20
Seafarers working on ships owned by members of the International Bargaining Forum’s (IBF) Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) will receive a 6.
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Nigerian workers build union power

ITF - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 08:28
Nigerian workers came together in Lagos last week, to learn how to strengthen their position as vital members of the global supply chain.
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ITF and ITUC present Qatar Airways case to ILO

ITF - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:47
The ITF and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today submitted to the International Labor Organization (ILO) a case against Qatar for allowing its national airline, Qatar Airways, to violate ILO Convention 111, which covers discrimination in the workplace.
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Action challenges ‘Black Sea of shame’

ITF - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 07:02
A multinational week of action by the ITF and maritime unions in ports around the Black Sea has brought results and challenged conditions for seafarers working on what the ITF has called the ‘sea of shame’.
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ITF reports crewing agents to Interpol for suspected human trafficking

ITF - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 05:31
The ITF has reported a Taiwanese and an Indonesian crewing agent to Interpol for suspected human trafficking after 74 Indonesian fishers working on board seven Taiwanese vessels were abandoned in September in Cape Town, South Africa.
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ITF Abuja delegation condemns kidnap of schoolgirls and attacks on workers

ITF - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:57
The ITF has expressed support during a congress preparation meeting in Nigeria this week for the international campaign to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram.
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ITF delivers “together we’re stronger” message to world union leaders

ITF - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 03:53
The ITF shared the lessons of the DHL campaign at the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) congress in Berlin, Germany this week – and took away lessons from the world’s trade unions.
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US workers demand investment in urban public transport

ITF - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:12
Around 1,000 public transport workers from 40 states gathered in Washington DC, USA on 20 May to demand more investment in metros and buses in the country’s cities and towns.
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ITF launches new HIV/AIDS manual for affiliates

ITF - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:53
The ITF has launched a new handbook for transport unions to help them deal with HIV/AIDS in their policy, campaigning and organising work.
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ITF unions back fast food workers

ITF - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 03:53
ITF activists backed fast food workers in America today, supporting their right to join a union and to earn a decent wage.
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Unions tell National Express to tackle injustice

ITF - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 07:06
A joint team of Teamsters, ITF and Unite the Union members will challenge international transport group National Express at its annual general meeting (AGM) in Birmingham, UK, tomorrow.
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Icelandair pilots demand better conditions

ITF - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 05:56
The fight for better conditions continues, as the ITF-affiliated Icelandic Airline Pilots Association (FIA) carried out the first of five planned strikes last Friday 9 May.
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