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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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Canadian union celebrates reversal on union busting decision

ITF - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 08:04
A decision to replace stevedores from ITF-affiliate Unifor with non-union workers in the Port of Sydney, Canada has been reversed.
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Underground workers win concessions as strike suspended

ITF - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 06:24
The ITF-affiliated National Union for Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) suspended planned strike action in London, UK this week, as it won significant employer concessions.
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Civil aviation leaders reach out to Cuban workers

ITF - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 03:10
A team of ITF civil aviation representatives built stronger ties with Cuban workers as part of a solidarity mission to the country between 27 April and 2 May.
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Global unions mark international workers’ day

ITF - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:02
Trade unions around the world marked international workers’ day last Thursday, 1 May, with a variety of activities.
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Women transport workers build organising skills

ITF - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 03:24
Women activists from unions in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda came together last week in Kampala to share and learn new practical techniques to build informal women transport workers’ union power.
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Unions mark workers’ memorial day

ITF - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 03:58
Trade unions worldwide marked workers’ memorial day this Monday April 28, with a range of activities commemorating those killed at work and aiming to prevent such tragedies happening again.
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ITF backs unruly passengers law

ITF - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 08:04
The ITF backed plans to strengthen legislation protecting aviation workers from unruly passengers following a diplomatic conference earlier this month.
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ITF backs decent work in Kenya

ITF - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 03:42
The ITF launched a new project in Mombasa, Kenya, earlier this month to support decent work in the country.
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