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News | 22 Oct 2020 Press Release

Japanese car ship arrested in Melbourne over crew change

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) officials have been involved in stopping a Japanese-owned car import vessel from slipping through Australian...

News | 14 Oct 2020

ITF’s new Norwegian Inspector gets crew home, paid stolen wages

In August the Panama-flagged towing vessel ‘Diavlos Force’ left Piereus, Greece on a contract to transport a hull from a Romanian shipyard in the Black Sea to...

News | 05 Oct 2020

ITF and JNG Joint Statement: On Seafarers’ Rights and the Present Crew Change Crisis

Our industry is responsible for 90% of global trade. Historically, we have been critical to the development of national economies and global prosperity. We remain...

News | 01 Oct 2020

ITF Civil Aviation ensures new ICAO guidance puts aviation workers and seafarers first

The ITF have advocated for new guidance to governments from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prioritising aviation workers’ and passengers’...

News | 30 Sep 2020

“Help us. No food. No salary”: Abandoned Vietnamese seafarers finally home with union support

It was an image that shocked many. A ship with the desperate scrawls of a desperate crew scribbled across the hull of what had become their floating prison, as the...

News | 24 Sep 2020

Beyond the limit of safe shipping - ITF General Secretary’s UN address

The ITF and our affiliates have been striving for practical crew change solutions from the outset of the global pandemic, when governments implemented protective...

News | 24 Sep 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis risks becoming forced labour epidemic as tragedy hits six-month mark on World Maritime Day

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed government inaction to alleviate the crew change crisis, declaring that current Covid-19 border...

News | 20 Sep 2020 Press Release

Covid corner-cutting will lead to deaths, ‘environmental catastrophe’ – new shipping report

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...