The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is a global union federation of approximately 700 transport workers’ trade unions, representing more than 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries. The ITF represents the interests of transport workers’ unions in bodies such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The organization also informs and advises unions about developments in the transport industry in other countries or regions of the world, and organises international solidarity actions when member unions in one country are in conflict with employers or government.
Syndicat Général Maritime de Madagascar (SYGMMA) is the union representing seafarers, dock workers and fishers in Madagascar. SYGMMA is an affiliate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation.