Unions join the IMO and ILO in their call for seafarers to be given priority for the COVID vaccine after RCCL suspends Indian crew and the country shuts down.
UN organisations issue joint call for seafarers to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination
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.
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.
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
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.
ILO has established new global standards aimed at ending violence and harassment in the world of work
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
IMO and UNWTO support re-start of cruise industry due to its importance to the world economy.
There is a scam letter circulating to RCCL crew. Someone is trying to take your money. Please delete this letter.
All NSU ship visits and seminars for 2020 have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Most cruise industry crew have been repatriated but there are many challenges stil ahead.
Film about the Norwegian Seafarers Union