Skip to main content

News

918
News | 24 Sep 2021 Press Release

Avoid ‘Able Maritime’: ITF close to red list ban for shocking Filipino manning agency

The Able Maritime Seafarers Inc manning agency in the Philippines is close to being red listed by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) after a...

News | 20 Sep 2021 Press Release

‘Be ambitious, but be positive’: new union voice delivers UN Global Compact climate message

A newly-appointed labour representative on the board of the United Nations Global Compact has delivered a positive message on the benefits of tackling climate...

News | 20 Sep 2021

Shipwreck survivor secures compensation with union’s support

In September 2019, a tug supply vessel sank in the middle of the central Atlantic Ocean. The ‘Bourbon Rhode’ was travelling from the Canary Islands to Guyana in...

News | 14 Sep 2021

LGBTI+ transport workers can benefit from new inclusivity resource

Transport workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) stand to benefit from a new resource Fighting for equality: Trade Unions...

News | 09 Sep 2021 Press Release

The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations, recognising seafarers’ Covid sacrifice

The ITF and JNG met from 1-3 September 2021 for important negotiations on wage increase and other cost elements. Due to the pandemic, the social partnership had...

News | 02 Sep 2021

Queensland: Australian-first COVID vaccinations for international seafarers

Queensland will become the first Australian jurisdiction to administer COVID vaccines to all international seafarers arriving in local ports, with a trial program...

News | 01 Sep 2021

Remembering John Coombs

Paddy Crumlin ITF President, MUA National Secretary On behalf of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)...

News | 19 Aug 2021 Press Release

San Marino sets up business as a ship registry despite being landlocked

Tiny, landlocked San Marino on the Italian peninsula has no clear maritime connections, which are usually the basis for a country setting up a flag registry....