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News | 19 Sep 2023 Press Release

Trade unions globally protest union-busting ‘green’ company Ørsted

London, Copenhagen, New York – Hundreds of trade unions from across the world will join together in protest against union-busting measures taken by renewable...

News | 26 Jul 2023 Press Release

New ITF guidance shows companies how to respect the human rights of seafarers shipping cargo

With 90% of goods transported by sea, companies rely on seafarers to keep their supply chains moving. As human rights due diligence (HRDD) laws expand in scope and...

News | 24 Jul 2023 Press Release

Only mandatory standards can rescue troubled ferries sector

A bilateral agreement was signed today in Paris between France and the United Kingdom over voluntary seafarer employment and welfare standards. While the...

News | 20 Jul 2023

Workers win Just Transition commitment in landmark IMO climate deal

Seafarers’ unions have won landmark commitments to a Just Transition for the world’s maritime workforce as part of the International Maritime Organization’s...

News | 26 Jun 2023 Press Release

President Marcos Jr. and shipping industry put seafarer top of agenda at Manila summit

President Marcos Jr. of the Philippines called for cross sectoral support to increase employment retention at an exclusive summit focused entirely on...

News | 23 Jun 2023

Seafarers flock to historic ITF expo ahead of Day of the Seafarer

ITF is a name recognised by seafarers the world over. Now, 5,000 people, seafarers and their families, will have the opportunity to speak with ITF inspectors, as...

News | 05 Jun 2023 Press Release

Seafarers victims of ticket scam: flights home fake, crew discover at airport

Twelve Indian seafarers were turned away at a South American airport as they tried to begin their journey home after working on board a bulk carrier for between...

News | 01 Jun 2023

ITF Seafarers' Expo: 23-25 June 2023 – registrations now open

Registrations have opened today for the ITF Seafarers’ Expo, to be held in the heart of the Philippines – Manila – later this month. This is only the second...