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News | 22 Jun 2020

Crew Change Crisis: ITF and JNG Joint Statement

The ITF and the Joint Negotiating Group, along with the International Chamber of Shipping have worked tirelessly since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic on...

News | 15 Jun 2020 Press Release

Enough is enough: World’s seafarers will now exercise right to leave ships amid Covid-19 failures

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its affiliated seafarers’ unions will now assist hundreds of thousands of seafarers to exercise their...

News | 15 Jun 2020

ITF message to seafarers: Enough is enough, crew change now

Seafarers, we know that you, your loved ones, and your friends have had enough. You have the right to return home. While many countries have slowly started to...

News | 11 Jun 2020 Press Release

ITF statement on complaint filed with European Commission by shortsea and feeder ship operators

Via the press the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) [and its affiliates] has heard about a complaint filed with the European Commission’s...

News | 05 Jun 2020

ITF affiliated unions celebrate centennial anniversary of the Jones Act on 5th June, 2020

ITF affiliated unions in the USA along with hundreds of thousands of seafarers are celebrating 100 years of the Jones Act – the law that requires cargo be moved...

News | 28 May 2020

ILO, IMO and ICAO urge governments to act on crew change, ‘key worker’ status

The leaders of the world’s highest maritime, aviation and labour authorities have issued a joint statement calling on governments to facilitate maritime crew...

News | 22 May 2020 Press Release

UN must persuade governments to adopt crew change protocols or risk ‘humanitarian disaster’

In a joint letter to António Guterres, the leaders of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International...

News | 21 May 2020

Canadian dockers honour lost second officer of Maersk Patras

This week marks a year since Ravindu Telge, 2nd  Officer of the Maersk Patras, fell overboard while lashing underway along the Saint Lawrence Seaway, in Quebec,...