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ITF, Global Cruise Lines reach deal on repatriating hundreds of crew members stuck at sea 

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Cruise Lines have reached an agreement today that will see crew continue to be repatriated over...

COVID-19: Singapore implements first full crew change 

Enough is enough: ITF asks seafarers to stop work over delayed crew change

  The International Maritime Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has taken the unprecedented move of telling the world’s seafarers to stop working if their...

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

ITF: Enough is enough! Hundreds of seafarers to start leaving ships

  Seafarers are going to start enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home with assistance from unions, the International Transport...

ITF, Saudi to support seafarers in local seaports

ITF says COVID-19 is no excuse to cut seafarers’ wages

  At a time when seafarers are keeping the world moving, COVID-19 cannot be used as an excuse to lower the wage and working conditions of seafarers, the...

ITF launches $1.23m fund to support seafarers impacted by Covid-19

ITF launches $1.23m fund to support seafarers impacted by Covid-19

  A UK-based charity the ITF Seafarers’ Trust (ITFST) is launching a USD1.23 million emergency fund to address the impact of the global pandemic on seafarers and...

ITF wants Maersk to protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis

ITF wants Maersk to protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling on A.P. Moller–Maersk to protect its seafarers and terminal workers from the coronavirus pandemic...

Coronavirus: India bars 16,076 seafarers from entering country 

ITF slams flag states for failure to protect seafarers

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticized flag states for failing to protect seafarers’ and passengers’ health during the...

European shipowners demand concrete action on GoG piracy

ITF demands urgent action to curb Gulf of Guinea piracy 

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region amid...

ITF, Saudi to support seafarers in local seaports

ITF, Saudi to support seafarers in local seaports

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have committed to work closely together to support seafarers in all of the...

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ITF faults US’ plan to deny seafarers visa

  Global union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has blasted the US government for saying it will deny seafarers a US visa if they have...

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ITF urges Sri Lanka to release detained Ukrainian captain

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the Sri Lankan government to release a Ukrainian seafarer who has been detained in Sri Lanka since...

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ITF asks Transport Canada to ban foreign crew from lashing 

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on Transport Canada to ban foreign-crew from undertaking lashing work while vessels are underway in...