Tag Archive for International Transport Workers Federation

Global union hails Histadrut win in ports

According to the website of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), “News that unnecessary reform in the ports of Israel has been delayed is being welcomed by the ITF. Plans were announced earlier this year to open two new ports…

International Transport Workers Federation votes unanimously to support Israeli port workers

At a conference last week in Chicago, delegates representing dock workers from around the world voted unanimously to support a resolution submitted by the Histadrut supporting the dock workers in Israel. The conference, organized by the International Transport Workers Federation,…

Border crossing project for Palestinian truckies launched

A brand new initiative, designed to improve the lives of Palestinian drivers, saw its official opening this week. The launch of the ITF’s Palestine border crossing project at Tulkarem City was celebrated on 24 March. The innovative initiative, which began…

Union lobbies for better trucker wages in Israel

Unionists in Israel are embroiled in a dispute with the transport authorities in an effort to see better pay in the country’s trucking industry to help counteract the long hours culture. This is widely believed to lead to accidents, including…

Australian trade unions supporting Palestine/Israel peace process

Trade unionists must show they can create practical examples of solidarity between Israelis and Palestinians, the president of the Australian Council of Trades Unions, Sharan Burrow, told a labour movement meeting in Sydney this week. ” These practical working models…

Transport worker solidarity in Palestine and Israel

The International Transport Workers Federation has just posted onto YouTube this short video about the Histadrut-PGFTU joint project for Transport Workers. The project – mentored by the ITF – supports professional Palestinian truckers needing to get through military checkpoints. Click…