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News | 02 Feb 2021

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait to stop families going hungry: the full story

After 11 months without pay for their families, 19 seafarers on board the MV Ula bulk carrier in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait have gone on a hunger strike. The...

News | 28 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarer killed in horrific piracy attack: governments urged to act, or risk more deaths

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea killed a seafarer and took another 15 seafarers hostage in an attack on Saturday. “Governments must take immediate action to...

News | 28 Jan 2021 Press Release

Biden commended for reiterating support for Jones Act

United States President Joe Biden’s announcement this week reiterating support for the Jones Act has been applauded by the International Transport Workers’...

News | 26 Jan 2021 Press Release

Neptune Declaration resets expectation, accountability on maritime industry to act to end crew change crisis

A new global pledge signed by over 300 maritime industry and human rights leaders has reset expectations and put accountability on the industry to use their...

News | 22 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait

Indian, Turkish, Azerbaijaniani and Bangladeshi seafarers are in the third week of a hunger strike in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. The abandoned crew of the bulk...

News | 17 Dec 2020 Press Release

UN Agency finds governments in breach of international law

Landmark ruling from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) finds that governments have breached seafarers’ rights and failed to comply with several...

News | 15 Dec 2020

ITF Fair Practices Committee Steering Group (FPC SG) statement on IMEC Circular (20)123 “ILO minimum basic wage for an AB and IBF basic wages – Difference explained”

The FPC SG met on 10 December 2020 and discussed the IMEC Circular (20)123 “ILO minimum basic wage for an AB and IBF basic wages – Difference explained”,...

News | 11 Dec 2020

ITF Dockers solidarity helps Beirut rebuild

On 4 August 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port of Beirut, killing at least 204 people and injuring at least 6,500 more. An estimated...