International Transport Workers' Federation

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The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is an international federation of transport workers' trade unions. Around 700 unions representing over 16 million transport workers from some 150 countries are members of the ITF. It is one of several global unions federation unions allied with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The ITF's headquarters is in London and it has offices in Amman, Brussels, Nairobi, New Delhi, Ouagadougou, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Tokyo.

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ITF Slams Right-Wing Activists for Abandoning Ship's Crew

By International Transport Workers' Federation 2017-10-02 16:58:31

[Editorial] The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is assisting the crew of the vessel C Star, who have been abandoned unpaid in Barcelona by the ship’s charterers, the right-wing youth group Defend Europe. The vessel was at the center of the group’s efforts to block vessels rescuing refugees and migrants from sinking boats in the Mediterranean. ITF seafarers’ section chair David Heindel described this outcome as deeply ironic. “This group charters a British-owned, Mongolian flag of convenience ship, with a Sri Lankan crew [in order to] protest migration...

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