Let’s not forget: keeping HIV prevention in focus

Today on World Aids Day the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging stakeholders across the transport sector not to lose focus of HIV prevention during the Covid-19 pandemic and let slip the hard-won progress achieved thus far. The theme of World Aids Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS.”, with a special focus on […]


December 1, 2021

New variant shows that patent rules for Covid-19 vaccines endanger us all

The same governments that have blocked global vaccine access are now the first to lock down their borders to keep the new variant out. For us in transport, particularly in aviation, these border closures are a devastating blow to our jobs and our industries. Aviation’s fragile recovery is under threat with the announcement of a […]


November 26, 2021

Domestic violence is a workplace issue and a men’s issue, unions tell employers

A new report calls on transport employers to do more to tackle domestic violence amongst its predominantly male staff with key recommendations for how to do this. The report details how workplaces are at greater risk of accidents, injuries and fatalities when men engage in domestic violence at work. The report was produced by the […]


November 25, 2021

Transport workers and their unions are showing up at COP: We demand climate action and decent work

The COP26 Summit is underway in Glasgow and trade unionists and activists are in the thick of the proceedings.  This week is our opportunity to drive home the message that climate justice cannot exist without labour justice. To amplify the needs of workers, transport workers and union leaders from all sectors are sharing their views […]


November 5, 2021

UK, Germany, Switzerland, and EU prolonging supply chain misery by opposing vaccine waiver, global transport unions tell governments

Over 375 trade unions, representing over 12 million transport workers from 118 countries around the world submit letter to heads of governments Letter submitted on the first day of the WTO’s TRIPS Council meeting in Geneva Steve Cotton, ITF General Secretary, commented “these politicians seem hell bent on socio-economic self-harm to further line the pockets […]


October 14, 2021

Global unions ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to isolate Myanmar military junta

Global Unions Joint Statement Ten Global Unions representing more than 200 million workers from across the world call on unions globally to ramp up pressure on governments and corporations to target the commercial interests of the Myanmar military junta. We urge trade unions and workers around the world to organise, unite and stand with the […]


February 9, 2021

ITF calls for the immediate release of 53 activists arrested in Hong Kong

The International Transport Workers’ Federation demands the immediate release of 53 activists arrested this morning in Hong Kong under the National Security Law for allegedly “subverting state power” by holding primaries for pro-democracy candidates in the postponed Hong Kong elections. Among those detained is Carol Ng, Chair of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions. […]


January 6, 2021

New labour laws a historic breakthrough for migrant workers in Qatar

New laws announced and adopted by the Government of Qatar represent a historic leap in the protection of migrant workers’ rights in the Gulf State. These new laws together with the removal of the exit permit system earlier this year effectively eliminates the kafala system of modern slavery. The latest labour reforms which include the […]


September 4, 2020