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News | 08 Aug 2020

ITF welcomes new ships to Liverpool, but warns Atlantic Container Line over crew change

Liverpool is home to a number of ships adopting the United Kingdom flag in a sign that the island nation could once again claim its place as a maritime leader. But...

News | 06 Aug 2020 Press Release

Australia listing towards clogged ports as over-contract seafarers stop two new ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says Australia is facing economic carnage from clogged ports as a result of rapidly worsening crew change...

News | 05 Aug 2020

The ITF stands in solidarity with the workers and people of Beirut

It is with shock and despair that we have received the news of the explosion at the Port of Beirut that has devastated the city, killed at least 100 people, injured...

News | 04 Aug 2020 Press Release

Cruise industry and unions get most workers home, but challenging times ahead

As the global cruise industry and seafarers’ unions near completion of the repatriation of almost 250,000 seafarers, the International Transport Workers’...

News | 04 Aug 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis hits Australian smelter in latest flare up

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Maritime Union of Australia say government failures to support crew change will now cost a smelter...

News | 17 Jul 2020

ITF organises solidarity calls for the Strike for Black Lives

Following the appalling murder of George Floyd by police at the end of May, the Strike for Black Lives will see workers across the US take lawful industrial action...

News | 16 Jul 2020 Press Release

300,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea: Mounting crew change crisis demands faster action from governments

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) estimates that there are now approximately 300,000 seafarers trapped working aboard ships due to the crew...

News | 16 Jul 2020

Mounting crew change crisis demands faster action from governments

ITF Statement on Crew Change Crisis – 16 July 2020 Today marks one month since the ITF told the world’s governments that ‘Enough is Enough’ and that the...