The International Transport Workers’ Federation has warned that a major accident on the Panama Canal could be imminent, as the results of an…
Working for better lives on waterways.
ITF represents crew members and port workers on inland waterways throughout the world, in both trade and passenger tourism. We campaign for better working conditions on canals and rivers, as well as on shore, at wharfs and quays.
From timber to tourists, coffee to commuters, our crews carry cargo and passengers in a growing and challenging industry.
On the pages below, you can find out about the role of ITF and its union affiliates in campaigning, solidarity, research and training.
Stephen Cotton and Paddy Crumlin have been re-elected to lead the ITF for another five years.
SOMUPA, a new ITF union for the Paraná river
The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) is standing ready to support its Dutch affiliate Nautilus NL/FNV Waterbouw as it resists plans…
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What we do
Inland navigation is a growing industry. All over the world, there are extensive networks of…
The inland navigation section represents almost 56,000 workers in 86 unions around the world. The…
The inland navigation section looks out for the wellbeing and safety of inland navigation workers…