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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...

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ITF alleges inhuman treatment of seafarers on Blumenthal ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has shared details provided by current and former seafarers regarding alleged exploitative working conditions...

ITF: More seafarers dying in confined spaces 

ITF: More seafarers dying in confined spaces 

There has been a massive rise in workers’ deaths in confined spaces — a workplace hazard long familiar to the shipping industry. Since January 2018, sixteen dockers...

ITF blames coal miner BHP of starving crew in Australia

ITF blames coal miner BHP of starving crew in Australia

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has accused coal mining giant BHP of starving the crew of a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland, Australia....

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ITF accuses Panama Canal Authority of underhand tactics 

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said it is astonished and disappointed to read in the media of the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP)...

Panama Canal tugboat captains fatigue a disaster waiting to happen

ITF: Panama Canal tugboat captains fatigue a disaster waiting to happen

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has warned that a major accident on the Panama Canal could be imminent, as the results of an independent...

ITF, others back Portuguese dockers over poor working condition

ITF, others back Portuguese dockers over poor working condition

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and German ver.di are teaming up to support Portuguese dockers...

ITF condemns sanctions against tug captains

Panama Canal: ITF condemns sanctions against tug captains

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has strongly criticized the Panama Canal Authority’s recently launched process of issuing sanctions against...

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ITF recommends shareholders vote against ICTSI directors

  The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today released a shareholder advisory note detailing governance issues at International Container Terminal...

Filipino seafarers on CSL Australia’s ship underpaid, says ITF 

The Filipino seafarers working onboard the Bahamas-registered Flag-of-Convenience (FOC) vessel Diana, owned by Canadian Shipping Lines (CSL) Australia, are underpaid,...