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News | 16 Mar 2023 Press Release

ITF targets four worst flags in bid to scrap unsafe shipping from Mediterranean Sea

Up to a thousand ships flagged to the Cook Islands, Palau, Sierra Leone, and Togo will be targeted for safety, maintenance and seafarer welfare inspections across...

News | 16 Mar 2023 Press Release

One year on: inaction over illegal P&O Ferries sackings shows UK workers’ rights in freefall

16 March 2023, London / Brussels A year after P&O Ferries illegally fired 786 UK seafarers, European and global unions are calling for the country’s latest...

News | 24 Feb 2023 Press Release

Ukraine’s 400,000 transport workers kept the country moving, they deserve peace

Unions call for peace, urge Russia and Ukraine to reopen talks Transport workers raised $0.6m to support refugees, children Concern at attacks on workers’...

News | 16 Feb 2023 Press Release

ILWU, ITF, help to secure wages, safety of Burmese seafarers in Port of Tacoma, WA

Tacoma, WA—The actions of the Puget Sound Inspector from the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) with support from members of the International...

News | 15 Feb 2023 Press Release

SIU stays on course with leadership changeover and relishes new challenges ahead

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) offers congratulations to Michael Sacco who has retired as president of the Seafarers International Union...

News | 15 Feb 2023 Press Release

Africa could be green jobs leader as shipping undergoes low carbon revolution

Joint Press Release from UNGC, ICS, ITF Experts from the Maritime Just Transition Task Force told Africa’s maritime leaders in Accra today that their continent...

News | 11 Feb 2023

Two years on, heartache remains but lessons still to be learned from Ingenika tug tragedy

Two years on from the sinking of the Ingenika and tragic loss of two of the mariners onboard, cost pressures are still putting tug crews’ lives in danger, the...

News | 06 Feb 2023 Press Release

Seafarers seize ship over owed wages and owner neglect, as Senegal shirks obligations to crew

Four seafarers, with assistance from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), have seized a cargo ship off the port of Dakar in Senegal after months...