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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,...

News | 20 May 2020

Women transport workers’ rights and COVID-19

Transport workers together for a gender equal new normal The transport industry is highly gendered, and whilst all transport workers are being severely impacted by...

News | 20 May 2020

TUI cruises begin repatriation of seafarers aided by unions and German Government

After passengers disembarked the cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 on March 23, the company transferred seafarers from several of their other ships onto the Mein Schiff 3...

News | 15 May 2020

Covid-19: ITF and UTT commemorate the disembarking of at-risk crew

Thanks to the coordinated efforts of Unión de Trabajadores del Transporte (UTT) ITF affiliate in Uruguay, ITF Inspector in Chile Juan Villalon Jones, and the ITF...

News | 14 May 2020

Crew change: ITF and JNG Joint Statement

The Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) representing employers and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) representing seafarers unions and their members...

News | 13 May 2020

Ship without a rudder: 15 crew abandoned on tanker in Manila Bay

Without a rudder, food, water, electricity, lights, wi-fi, refrigeration, GPS, security or safety lights, 15 seafarers sit at anchor in Manila Bay, Philippines....

News | 13 May 2020

ITF expresses sadness at the death of two more cruise ship workers as seafarers continue to remain stranded abroad

Whilst we await the outcome of the investigation it appears that the young Ukrainian seafarer took her own life in the Port of Rotterdam whilst awaiting...