The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) today proposed embattled Moroccan trade unionist Said Elhairech for the Febe Elisabeth Velasquez prize, an international award that recognises those who take personal risks to defend trade union rights in their countries.Read more
The ITF executive board meeting in Copenhagen this week welcomed Said Elhairech, the Moroccan dockers's union leader who was released from unjust imprisonment earlier this month following a high profile ITF campaign led by seafarer and docker activists. Said described his time in jail and the impact of the ‘Free Said’ campaign on him, his family and eventually on his release.
The release of a Moroccan dockworker from prison has today been welcomed by transport workers around the world, Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) National Secretary and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin said today.Read more
The ITF’s Maritime Roundtable began on an inspirational note this week in Casablanca, Morocco, when participants heard a live message from Said Elhairech, who was speaking from jail.Read more
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Detained Moroccan trade union leader Said Elhairech has announced that he will begin a hunger strike next week in protest at his continuing detention on fantastical charges of sabotage and endangering national security.Read more
MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin has pledged to fight to secure the release of a Moroccan trade unionist who has been arrested on what has been described as 'unbelievable' charges.Read more