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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UK saw its biggest strike this century yesterday, Thursday 10 July, as public sector workers joined together to demand better conditions.
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.
The ITF will work with railway unions in former Soviet countries to promote solidarity and campaigns following a historic meeting in Kazakhstan.
Workers at global delivery company TNT met in Amsterdam from June 24-26 to develop union-strengthening action plans and share experiences.
Swaziland’s continuing workers’ rights abuses saw the country stripped of a special trade agreement with the USA last week.
The ITF-affiliated Swaziland Transport and Allied Workers Union (STAWU) has saved over half the jobs at risk of redundancy at Swaziland Airlink.
The ITF is stepping up support for affiliated dockers’ unions in Norway following a reported attempt by an employer to undermine them.
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.
ITF activists protesting in Bogotá, Colombia earlier this month faced tear gas and rubber bullets as they fought to improve working conditions.
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.
ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton today personally thanked Algerian trade unionists for their support for the
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.
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.
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.
The ITF has today called for renewed efforts to end violence against women, following an attack on a female bus worker in India.