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CIS rail unions in historic ITF meeting

ITF - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:10
The ITF will work with railway unions in former Soviet countries to promote solidarity and campaigns following a historic meeting in Kazakhstan.
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Global delivery workers strengthen unions

ITF - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:25
Workers at global delivery company TNT met in Amsterdam from June 24-26 to develop union-strengthening action plans and share experiences.
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US axes Swazi trade deal over rights abuses

ITF - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 03:22
Swaziland’s continuing workers’ rights abuses saw the country stripped of a special trade agreement with the USA last week.
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Swazi union saves jobs

ITF - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 02:02
The ITF-affiliated Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) has saved over half the jobs at risk of redundancy at Swaziland Airlink.
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New dispute adds to unrest in Norwegian ports


ITF - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:23
The ITF is stepping up support for affiliated dockers’ unions in Norway following a reported attempt by an employer to undermine them.
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Thailand and Qatar downgraded for workers’ rights abuses

ITF - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 02:48
The ITF applauded the action taken over modern-day slavery in Thailand and Qatar as the US downgraded both countries on its human trafficking watchlist.
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Bus workers fight for reinstatement

ITF - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 02:18
ITF activists protesting in Bogotá, Colombia earlier this month faced tear gas and rubber bullets as they fought to improve working conditions.
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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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