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News | 16 Oct 2019

Seafarers repatriated home from Iran and Syria after notorious cases of modern slavery and abandonment

In one of the most notorious cases of human slavery that the ITF has encountered in years, three Pakistani seafarers onboard the Iranian-flagged MV Borhan 3 spent...

News | 16 Oct 2019

ITF Contacts Network expands into Asia Pacific

The ITF has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and...

News | 14 Oct 2019

ITF joins unions demanding that search continue for Bourbon Rhode crew

The Luxembourg-flagged Bourbon Rhode – crewed by 14 Ukrainian, Russian, South African, Filipino and Croatian seafarers – sank on September 28 after it was hit...

News | 08 Oct 2019

Unions sign major agreement to improve terms and conditions

Around 8,000 maritime workers in Nigeria will benefit from a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed by two unions. The Nigerian Merchant Officers and...

News | 07 Oct 2019

ITF Delhi: 25 years of building workers’ power

The ITF has marked 25 years of its presence in Delhi, India. During this time the office achieved significant milestones, including: the first ever ITF Congress...

News | 02 Oct 2019

ITF launches global news app

The ITF has a launched a new app to deliver the latest news from the ITF directly to smartphones.  The app includes: news alerts from the ITF  personalised...

News | 01 Oct 2019

Women to the fore on World Maritime Day

Organised annually by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the worldwide event focused on gender equality, one of the 17 goals that underpin the United...

News | 23 Sep 2019 Press Release

Trade union leaders resolved to support growth of the Sri Lankan maritime industry

“We made a conscious decision to hold these two major ITF maritime conferences in Colombo, to show our commitment to activating growth and awareness of the Sri...