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News | 30 Mar 2020

Key workers can only protect us if we protect them

As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, we have seen images on news reports across the globe of empty shelves in supermarkets as ‘panic buying’ has sparked...

News | 29 Mar 2020

US maritime unions playing essential role in the Covid-19 fight

Last week, the government activated its two military hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, which will be docked in Los Angeles and New York...

News | 24 Mar 2020

Imagine a world if you can

The life of a seafarer: the “invisible” workforce that keeps world trade moving. Ninety per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea. On any given...

News | 23 Mar 2020 Press Release

ITF calls on Maersk to protect their workers during the Covid-19 crisis

On the day of the AP Moller Maersk annual general meeting, the ITF has made a statement to the company AGM following up its calls for action in the wider transport...

News | 23 Mar 2020

Thank you transport workers for keeping the world moving

Message from ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton Dear friends, I am proud to be the general secretary of an organisation that represents transport workers at...

News | 23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: ITF global demands for governments and employers

Covid-19 is issuing the world an unprecedented collective challenge. Across the world – workers, employers and governments - must work together to minimise the...

News | 19 Mar 2020

Covid-19: ITF calls on global agencies to keep maritime industry moving

The ITF and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have jointly written an open letter to the United Nations agencies for the global maritime industry calling...

News | 19 Mar 2020

ITF agrees to crew contract extensions 

The explosive spread of coronavirus has led to more and more countries introducing and imposing travel restrictions in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19....