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News | 06 May 2021 Press Release

No more excuses for global brands as new tool launched in fight to resolve crew change crisis

The world’s seafarers’ unions say the world’s biggest brands have no excuse not to audit their supply chains and issue directives to suppliers on crew change,...

News | 30 Apr 2021

It’s time to end oppression and respect workers’ civil liberties

May Day is when workers of the world stop and reflect. We’re seeing so many human rights abuses — workers being denied their right to free association, free...

News | 28 Apr 2021 Press Release

‘A total own goal’: Shipowners’ wage cuts plan a slap in the face for pandemic heroes

The world’s seafarers yesterday took the extraordinary decision to shut down negotiations over the future of seafarers’ minimum wages with national shipowners...

News | 22 Apr 2021 Press Release

Seafarer Mohammad Aisha is going home thanks to ITF, ending four years on abandoned ship

Seafarer Mohammad Aisha is tonight boarding an airplane to return to his native Syria, ending a four-year battle where he was forced to live on an abandoned ship in...

News | 20 Apr 2021 Press Release

ITF confirms Ever Given crew welfare, but Egypt cannot hold Suez seafarers hostage

Representatives of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Sunday boarded the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000) to check on the health and welfare of the...

News | 09 Apr 2021

ITF Statement on second postponement of International Bargaining Forum negotiations

Maritime employers in the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) have argued for and secured a second deferral of IBF ‘cost negotiations’ to the disappointment of...

News | 31 Mar 2021 Press Release

‘Did the ship shrink?’ – Red flags raised over Goundar ship registered in Fiji 14 metres shorter than in Canada

Fijian authorities are being called to urgently investigate Goundar’s MV Lomaiviti Princess III amid allegations of falsified safety documentation and concerns...

News | 31 Mar 2021

The Ever Given showed the importance of tug and towage workers, but their industry continues to cut dangerous corners

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal and its welcomed refloating has shed new light on the critical job done by tug and towage workers. But unless industry...