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  • ITF launches anti-scam web tool for seafarers

    02.08.2021 Read more

  • International Day of the Seafarer 2021 #FairFuture4Seafarers

    21.06.2021 Read more

  • Beware of fake ads for cruise jobs- it's a scam!

    20.05.2021 Read more

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Knowledge is power and new ITF web tool aims to give seafarers that power

Knowledge is power and new ITF web tool aims to give seafarers that power barton_linda Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:00 A new web tool will help seafarers looking for jobs through the maze of slippery manning agents and cunning scammers. ITFShipBeSure.org launches to...

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge Rory_M Tue, 07/27/2021 - 13:36 The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now ...

Vaccination of seafarers

Vaccination of seafarers barton_linda Mon, 07/26/2021 - 16:38 The International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic worked closely together to ensure tha...

Maritime courts must put crew welfare first in abandonment cases

Maritime courts must put crew welfare first in abandonment cases Natalie Thu, 07/22/2021 - 17:46 Crews of abandoned ships should not have to beg to be allowed home. It is a basic human right. The crew of MV Angelic Power have now been repatriated, after up to...

“Hands off Cuba”: ITF calls for end to blockade after protests

“Hands off Cuba”: ITF calls for end to blockade after protests luke_m Wed, 07/21/2021 - 22:59 Ricardo IV Tamayo via Unsplash Demonstrations and protests in Cuba have highlighted the human cost of the unjust and punitive trade blockade again...

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action Natalie Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:49 Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant...

Irish government must answer lawmakers over ‘catastrophic’ mishandling of migrant fisher case

Irish government must answer lawmakers over ‘catastrophic’ mishandling of migrant fisher case Rory_M Mon, 07/19/2021 - 20:58 The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and t...

Seafarers’ unions welcome Ever Given release

Seafarers’ unions welcome Ever Given release Rory_M Wed, 07/07/2021 - 18:21 Seafarers’ unions today welcomed the release of the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000) from detention in the Suez Canal by Egyptian authorities, but warned that more must be done to safegua...

Free at last — but Egypt must change how it treats abandoned seafarers like Captain Kara

Free at last — but Egypt must change how it treats abandoned seafarers like Captain Kara Rory_M Tue, 07/06/2021 - 15:13 ITF contact for Egypt Alsayed Alchazli (left) celebrates with Turkish Captain Vehbi Kara, who went home at the weekend after Egyptian autho...

Give app-based workers fair rights urgently, global unions tell governments

Give app-based workers fair rights urgently, global unions tell governments Natalie Tue, 07/06/2021 - 11:36 Gig-economy workers are treated abysmally as app-based employers use underhanded definitions and loopholes in the law to duck their responsibilities. T...

More than 100 airport workers reinstated in Tunisia as unions fight back

More than 100 airport workers reinstated in Tunisia as unions fight back Natalie Mon, 07/05/2021 - 16:59 Airport workers have won back their jobs, thwarting attempts by TAV Airports in Tunisia to use Covid-19 as cover to break up union activities. Tunisian a...

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’

LGBT+ transport workers need solidarity, not ‘rainbow capitalism’ james_b Wed, 06/30/2021 - 10:50 Attitudes to sexual orientation and gender identity have changed for the better all over the world in the last two decades, towards openness and acceptance. For...

Fishers’ Rights Network calls on Thai Government to enforce contract provisions

Fishers’ Rights Network calls on Thai Government to enforce contract provisions Natalie Tue, 06/29/2021 - 04:30 Fisher leaders from the ITF Fishers' Rights Network are calling on the Thai Government to enforce contract provisions. The fishers' demand for enfo...

Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible in northern Mozambique

Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible in northern Mozambique Rory_M Mon, 06/28/2021 - 19:39 Civilians flee the conflict in northern Mozambique where increasing violence makes safe crew change impossible Ship owners should sto...

Safe Rates summit: regulating for road safety and decent work will save lives

Safe Rates summit: regulating for road safety and decent work will save lives luke_m Sun, 06/27/2021 - 13:05 The global campaign for ‘Safe Rates’ continues to reveal that improving and standardising transport workers’ rates of pay and better regulation of the...

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