Union Federations

David Cockroft makes his goodbyes

ITF - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:08
David Cockroft, who joined the ITF in 1985 and first served as its general secretary in 1993, received a standing ovation as he made his goodbye speech to the organisation at its 43rd congress in Sofia yesterday.
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Uganda airport transport operators boost union membership

ITF - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:48
The ITF’s largest affiliate in Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entebbe Stage Drivers and Conductors’ Association, boosting its membership to close on 9,000.
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IUF and ITF urge international support for Philippines tuna workers

ITF - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:35
The IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) and ITF are urging international support for local campaigners fighting for the reinstatement of workers sacked by the Citra Mina Group of Companies in the Philippines.
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Final countdown for ITF’s first fully digital congress!

ITF - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 01:31
Final preparations are underway for the 43rd ITF congress which will kick off in Sofia, Bulgaria on 10 August.
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Update: Shahabi released to civilian hospital

ITF - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 02:14
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.
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ITF delivers vital aid to Gaza

ITF - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 06:03
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.
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ITF unions urge good faith negotiations at Greyhound

ITF - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:23
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.
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Women workers build union power in Nepal

ITF - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:19
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.
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ITF helps people of Gaza

ITF - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:25
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.
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Unions fight back over public sector pay

ITF - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:25
The UK saw its biggest strike this century yesterday, Thursday 10 July, as public sector workers joined together to demand better conditions.
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IAM Delta lands in London

ITF - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:30
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.
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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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