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News | 07 Dec 2022 Press Release

‘When it matters, shipping speaks as one’: industry-union pact to keep pandemic cooperative spirit alive

Joint Media Release Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups have come together to sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take forward...

News | 23 Nov 2022 Press Release

Free the Nigeria 26 — the seafarers who have been unfairly criminalised

Twenty-six seafarers who are held in Nigeria on charges of oil theft should be freed now, following confirmation from BP that their ship’s load was authorised,...

News | 21 Nov 2022

ITUC World Congress: P&O’s Peter Hebblethwaite wins worst boss poll

His award was announced at the 5th ITUC World Congress in Melbourne, Australia, where nearly 1,000 trade unionist from 122 countries are meeting. “First,...

News | 20 Nov 2022 Press Release

Breakthrough on loss and damage, attempts to sideline labour standards

The global climate summit, COP27, concluded today with a breakthrough on the Global South’s decades-long call for a fund to pay for climate-related loss and...

News | 18 Nov 2022

Seafarer unpaid for seven years while Tanzanian Flag ducks its obligations

The Tanzanian flag has ducked its responsibilities to this seafarer and has replied only once with a holding response to the International Transport Workers’...

News | 17 Nov 2022 Press Release

Unions urge Maersk’s return to negotiating table as Australian court blocks controversial Svitzer tug lockout

Unions have welcomed a strong rebuke of Maersk-owned Svitzer Australia by the Fair Work Commission after the court blocked the company’s planned lockout of its...

News | 14 Nov 2022 Press Release

Justice for seafarers in Newcastle: Stolen wages and human rights abuses aboard 'Costanza' uncovered by ITF inspectors

In the face of meddling, obstruction, and brazen breaches of international law alongside the NCIG coal terminal at Kooragang Island this week, the International...

News | 09 Nov 2022 Press Release

COP27: Shipping decarbonisation action plan launched to upskill global seafaring workforce

Shipping action plan launched at COP27 in response to new research cautioning ‘as many as 800,000 seafarers’ due for carbon upskilling by the mid-2030s....