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News | 26 Jun 2014

Action challenges 'Black Sea of shame'

The action by inspectors and union members in Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine came as the ITF published an updated version of its 2012...

News | 26 Jun 2014

ITF reports crewing agents to Interpol for suspected human trafficking

It is alleged that the agents withheld the fishers’ wages, in some cases for over a year; produced counterfeit documents relating to crew members’ employment;...

News | 26 Jun 2014

Pay increase victory for seafarers

The announcement was made as the first round of negotiations on the new IBF framework agreement were concluded in Indonesia today – eight months after they...

News | 26 Jun 2014

Freed at last – Albedo hostages on their way home

The seven Bangladeshi, two Sri Lankan, one Indian and one Iranian hostage were among the 23 crew on the Malaysian-owned and flagged containership Albedo when it was...

News | 26 Jun 2014

ITF’s Steve Cotton in face to face talks with Algerian unions

ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton today personally thanked Algerian trade unionists for their support for the ITF’s Gaza appeal, its work in Palestine and...

News | 26 Jun 2014

ITF celebrates Day of the Seafarer

ITF seafarers’ section chair Dave Heindel said: “The Day of the Seafarer gives everyone a chance to celebrate the vital role that seafarers play in everyone’s...