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  • UN says: seafarers need priority COVID-19 vaccination

    21.04.2021 Read more

  • Bali seafarers to get vaccination against COVID

    17.03.2021 Read more

  • Some light in the darkness

    12.02.2021 Read more

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UN says: seafarers need priority COVID-19 vaccination

UN organisations issue joint call for seafarers to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination

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Bali seafarers to get vaccination against COVID

5,000 seafarers will now get the COVID vaccine after work by ITF trade unions there. The UN and IMO supports the move as it recognises seafarers as key workers.

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Some light in the darkness

Good news from 2020. How the NSU worked through the crisis

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Singapore vaccinates 10,000 seafarers as keyworkers

We are pleased to note that the Singapore government has started with its plan to vaccinate 10,000 seafarers by the end of January. This is after Singapore became one of the first countries to recognise seafarers as keyworkers.

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ILO rules that governments have failed seafarers

The ILO has ruled that governments have failed seafarers by not getting them safely home, repatriated or able to execute crew change, leaving many seafarers stranded at home or at sea

SCAM ALERT

Beware of fake job adverts- it could be a scam

There are lots of fake job adverts being targeted at cruise ship workers. These are scams designed to get money and personal details. Please do not answer them or give them money or details.

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Goodbye 2020!

Goodbye 2020 and merry christmas from the Norwegian Seafarers' Union

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Eliminating violence and harassment in the world of work

ILO has established new global standards aimed at ending violence and harassment in the world of work

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ITF: "don't use COVID to attack workers' rights"

ITF has sent a message to governments and employers- work with us to protect workers' rights during COVID, don't use the pandemic to attack workers' rights

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