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News | 29 Apr 2024 Press Release

Danish dockers’ action and international solidarity wins improved conditions for seafarers

Rallying of trade union support from Belgium, Australia and the USA crucial to new terms on ship working to install wind turbines with world’s largest offshore...

News | 26 Apr 2024

Workers’ Memorial Day: the daily dangers seafarers and dockers face at work

As one company steps up to do the right thing in the Netherlands, another CEO faces charges for the 2020 death of a New Zealand stevedoreFatigue is a seafarer’s...

News | 19 Apr 2024 Press Release

Shipping companies’ lifeline to Myanmar junta demonstrates disdain for human rights

Unions slam shipping giants for sustaining regime, including Maersk’s hollow claim of performing ‘heightened human rights due diligence’Global shipping giants...

News | 15 Apr 2024

Data analytics in action: how ITF Inspectorate data holds companies responsible for protecting rights in maritime supply chains

Comment article by Seth Payer, Head of Data and Research at the International Transport Workers' FederationThe International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)...

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...