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News | 18 Mar 2024 Press Release

Seafarers’ lives matter

The International Bargaining Forum’s (IBF) Warlike Operations Area Committee (WOAC) has unanimously agreed to designate the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden ‘Warlike’...

News | 18 Mar 2024

Mandatory Seafarers' Charter would help prevent another P&O Ferries jobs massacre

Two years ago, trade unionists across the globe reacted in outrage as P&O Ferries illegally sacked 786 UK seafarers, a move that UK unions RMT and Nautilus...

News | 14 Mar 2024

Charging seafarers for accommodation undermines international law

Underhand business practices targeting seafarers will advance low-cost UK employment modelBusinesses charging seafarers for accommodation on board the ships they...

News | 14 Mar 2024

Strikes in Finland close ports

On 11 March trade unions in Finland began a wave of strike action which has closed all cargo handling in Finnish ports and halted freight traffic on railways. The...

News | 07 Mar 2024 Press Release

ITF condemns tragic seafarer deaths in the Gulf of Aden

7 March 2024, London No delivery window is worth the loss of seafarers’ lives. We call on the industry to divert ships around the Cape of Good Hope until safe...

News | 28 Feb 2024

Saudi ship owner morally bankrupt; Bahrain maritime authorities look the other way

28 February 2024, London Seafarers are struggling to survive after being abandoned by a Saudi Arabian company across multiple vessels – registered in...

News | 16 Feb 2024 Press Release

IBF Warlike Operations Area Committee: Increased support for IBF covered seafarers

Joint statement by the International Transport Workers' Federation and the Joint Negotiating GroupThe International Bargaining Forum (IBF) social partners are...

News | 31 Jan 2024 Press Release

New index names companies that abuse seafarers’ rights

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has launched a new online index to tackle the exploitation and abuse of workers at sea.The Seafarers' Breach...