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News | 11 May 2020

ITF message to seafarers

This is a message for every ITF seafarers affiliate and every one of their members – the seafarers who have professionally and diligently fulfilled their jobs...

News | 08 May 2020

Seafarers' access to long-term medications

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the global seafaring community to numerous challenges. Maritime employers and seafarers' unions, along with many other international...

News | 07 May 2020

Covid-19: Your questions, our answers

The global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is creating unprecedented and unexpected circumstances, it is a dire test not only for the global economy, but also for...

News | 06 May 2020 Press Release

Industry and unions set out a 12-step solution for governments to free seafarers from COVID-19 lockdown

Comprehensive ‘roadmap’ developed by a supply chain coalition led by industry and unions in cooperation with UN agencies 12-step plan issued by International...

News | 30 Apr 2020

#MayDay2020: The system is broken, together we will build a new normal

International Workers’ Day message from ITF president Paddy Crumlin and ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton This year for the first time, we can’t march on...

News | 29 Apr 2020

Covid-19 cannot be used to lower wages and standards for ferry workers

Seafarers are vital employees because they keep the global supply chains moving. Seafarers, including those on ferries, transport around 90 percent of the world’s...

News | 28 Apr 2020

#IWMD20: ITF demands urgent protections for transport workers

ITF Management Committee statement on protecting workers during and after the Covid-19 pandemic The battle against Covid-19 will not be won without transport...

News | 27 Apr 2020

Recognition of COVID-19 as an occupational disease

On the occasion of International Workers Memorial Day 2020[1], the global trade union movement calls upon governments and occupational health and safety bodies...