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Building strength in the global delivery chain

ITF - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:37
UPS workers from around the world restated their commitment to building worker power at a meeting in Washington, USA last week.
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Calls for Honduran embassy action worldwide over abuses in Puerto Cortés

ITF - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:14
ITF affiliates are being called on to organise action at Honduran embassies in their countries in coming days to highlight concern over the ongoing intimidation and victimisation of dockers’ union members at Puerto Cortės.
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Concrete wins for Mozambique and Angola’s transport workers

ITF - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:17
ITF affiliates in Mozambique and Angola were this week revealed to have gained almost 5,000 new members in the year 2012-13, thanks to an education project in the region.
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ITF women act on HIV

ITF - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:25
ITF women union leaders challenged the stigma surrounding HIV by being voluntarily tested for HIV in Togo last week on March 8 – International Women’s Day.
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Activists fight for their rights at European Parliament

ITF - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 07:20
More than 4,000 railway workers from at least 17 different countries rallied outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 25 February, as members of the Parliament voted on the fourth railway package.
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ITF condemns Korea worker treatment

ITF - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 06:35
The ITF has slammed punitive retaliation against its affiliate in Korea.
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Seafarers win minimum wage increase

ITF - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 08:26
Seafarers secured a minimum wage increase following talks at the International Labour Organization last week.
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Drivers strike for fair conditions

ITF - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 04:45
Bus drivers in Batumi, Georgia went on strike for nine days this month in the fight for improved working conditions.
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ITF activists tackle HIV/AIDS on cruise ships

ITF - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 04:23
The first ever group of HIV resource persons/peer educators working on cruise ships vowed to strengthen and protect their friends and colleagues at a cruise ship seminar in Cebu, Philippines last week.
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ITF demands end to Honduran anti-docker attacks

ITF - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:06
ITF president Paddy Crumlin today put the main stevedoring company in Puerto Cortés, Honduras, on notice that it has to act to end intimidation of union members.
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Victory for Portuguese dockers following widespread solidarity

ITF - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:56
A strike in the ports of Portugal has been called off after the reinstatement of 47 dismissed workers and assurance from management that a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) will be negotiated.
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Beaten for union activities – Reza Shahabi still in prison

ITF - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 07:09
The ITF and the International Trade Union Confederation have approached the International Labour Organization for immediate intervention in the case of Reza Shahabi.
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Tube workers win cuts consultation promise

ITF - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 09:28
The ongoing battle against massive job cuts on London’s underground network moved to the next stage this week, as ITF affiliates won a temporary halt to planned redundancies.
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ITF tackles Thai Airways damages claim against workers

ITF - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:16
ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton spoke up about a dispute between Thai Airways and the ITF-affiliated Thai Airways International Union (TGU) today after it emerged that the airline is seeking damages claims against union leadership.
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ITF celebrates Fiji union win

ITF - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:10
Union leadership at Fiji's National Union of Hospitality Catering and Tourism Industries (NUHCTI) celebrated as police charges against their 'illegal strike' were dropped on February 2.
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ITF affiliates battle tube cuts

ITF - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 04:56
ITF affiliates the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) began the first of two 48-hour strikes on Tuesday evening, in protest against the planned closure of all ticket offices and around 1000 job losses across the underground network in London, UK.
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ITF and UNI turn over new leaf with DHL

ITF - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 06:19
The ITF and fellow global union federation UNI turned over a new leaf in their relationship with the global delivery company Deutsche Post-DHL this week, as a joint statement on an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) mediation was issued.
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ITF women agree pathway for change at 2014 conference

ITF - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 04:19
More than 270 ITF women from 80 countries met in Delhi, India this week to set the agenda for gender work ahead of ITF congress in August.
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Victor Crespo’s father murdered

ITF - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 08:47
The father of endangered Honduran dockers’ leader Victor Crespo has died following a deliberate hit and run attack.
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Civil aviation activists build structure to tackle HIV/AIDS in Francophone Africa

ITF - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 01:56
ITF-affiliated civil aviation unions in Francophone Africa came together in Senegal on 20 and 21 January, to develop their skills in tackling HIV/AIDS.
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