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News | 27 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Bangladeshi union in massive community response

Supplying protective equipment, offering accommodation, mental health support services – just some of what is being done by the Bangladesh Merchants Marine...

News | 26 Apr 2020

Respect seafarers' right to emergency medical treatment ashore

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) is clear – a seafarer, while working on board, has the right to adequate health...

News | 24 Apr 2020 Press Release

ICS and ITF call on ships to sound horns to support “unsung heroes of global trade” for International Workers’ Day

The International Chamber of Shipping and its global network of national member associations and the International Transport Workers’ Federation and its 215...

News | 23 Apr 2020

Podcast: Covid-19 and the ILO

In a fourth special show about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on working people, ITF legal director Ruwan Subasinghe has spoken to Maria Helena Andre, director...

News | 22 Apr 2020

Abandoned at sea in the midst of a pandemic

Three Greek seafarers and 22 of their shipmates on two bulk carriers at anchor in the Port of Djibouti are among a rising tide of crew abandoned around the world at...

News | 21 Apr 2020

ITF assists crews in Sudan and Lebanon for the first time

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, the ITF has assisted abandoned crews in Sudan and Lebanon for the first time and delivered humanitarian assistance as the number of...

News | 21 Apr 2020

Emergency medical evacuation finally granted for seafarer after Indonesian authorities reject multiple requests for help

The crew member showed symptoms of having suffered a stroke while the vessel was in international waters 225 kilometres from the island of Sumatra. Despite...

News | 16 Apr 2020

Podcast: women's advocacy and Covid-19

The latest, special ITF podcast looking at the Covid-19 crisis has heard about the particular effects on working women. ITF project specialist (ending violence...