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News | 29 Mar 2021 Press Release

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in...

News | 29 Mar 2021 Press Release

ITF welcomes Ever Given resolution

The world’s foremost transport worker body is welcoming the end to the crisis affecting the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000), the cargo vessel that has been blocking...

News | 19 Mar 2021 Press Release

Concerns of rise in number of seafarers impacted by crew change due to new COVID-variants

Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in...

News | 22 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait

Indian, Turkish, Azerbaijaniani and Bangladeshi seafarers are in the third week of a hunger strike in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. The abandoned crew of the bulk...

News | 17 Dec 2020 Press Release

UN Agency finds governments in breach of international law

Landmark ruling from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) finds that governments have breached seafarers’ rights and failed to comply with several...

News | 08 Dec 2020 Press Release

‘The heat is on’: Landmark UN, ILO decisions put pressure on governments over crew change

Pressure is mounting on governments to designate seafarers as ‘key workers’ to avoid the prospect of forced labour and human rights abuses in major supply...

News | 17 Nov 2020 Press Release

Governments must resolve Jag Anand, Anastasia stalemate and get seafarers home

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate around...

News | 01 Oct 2020

ITF Civil Aviation ensures new ICAO guidance puts aviation workers and seafarers first

The ITF have advocated for new guidance to governments from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prioritising aviation workers’ and passengers’...

News | 24 Sep 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis risks becoming forced labour epidemic as tragedy hits six-month mark on World Maritime Day

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed government inaction to alleviate the crew change crisis, declaring that current Covid-19 border...

News | 17 Sep 2020 Press Release

SG-STAR Fund: First global tripartite initiative to support countries for crew change

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping...