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International Transport Workers' Federation

British union to discuss support for Hong Kong's striking dockers

An international transport trade union representing 4.5 million workers worldwide has organised a meeting to discuss action in support of the Hong Kong dockers' strike. The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) yesterday arranged for union leaders from around the world to attend a two-day meeting in London next week to decide what they could do for the striking workers.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 12:17pm

Strike shuts down London transport grid

Large swathes of London's sprawling transport network shut down after maintenance workers walked off the job, arousing commuter anger and drawing warnings that the strike would inconvenience millions of Britons.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Call to cut drivers' hours

Union leaders called on the Government to reduce the hours of transport employees, claiming they were overworked and underpaid, posing a potential danger. Wong Yu-loy, spokesman for the Federation of Transport Workers, claimed some drivers worked up to 15 hours a shift.

16 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

More support sought for Pearl River Delta seamen

Unions yesterday demanded greater labour protection for local seamen on vessels operating in the Pearl River Delta.

At present, employers are not required under the Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) Ordinance to pay these workers compensation such as severance and long-service payments when their services are no longer required.

13 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Flag-of-convenience clamp hits ships in four countries

Ships in four countries were subjected to boycotts and delays on the second day of a week-long European campaign against flags of convenience, the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) says.

Transport unions held up ships in Portugal, Norway, Croatia and Sweden, the ITF said.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Russian union loses FOC rights

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has suspended the rights of a Russian maritime affiliate, the Water Transport Workers' Union of Russia (WTWUR), to sign collective agreements for open registry vessels.

ITF said all collective agreements concluded with the union for Flag of Convenience vessels had been suspended and no new agreements would be allowed.

30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Labour body takes tough line

There will be no more warnings prior to action against ships without International Transport Workers' Federation (ITWF) agreements, the ITWF, warns.

The warning comes following its week of action at northern European ports against open-registry ships.

14 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Shipowners in talks on labour

REPRESENTATIVES of shipowners and seafarers met the International Labour Organisation (ILO) director general Michael Hansenne in Geneva earlier this month to discuss the ILO maritime machinery and work programme.

Both sides of the industry were concerned that ILO maritime activities should not be downgraded as a result of the organisation's review of sectoral activities.

16 Mar 1994 - 12:00am