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News | 01 Jun 2023 Press Release

Seafarers take centre stage at upcoming summit in Manila

Employers (IMEC), shipowners (ICS) and unions (ITF) unite to bring a seafarer summit in Manila on 26 June 2023 following the Day of the Seafarer.  The summit aims...

News | 31 May 2023 Press Release

Shipping can be greener, safer and more efficient if technological change is worker-led

31 May 2023, London – Seafarers see the prospect of autonomous ships as an opportunity to solve a number of problems in commercial shipping but warn that crew...

News | 26 May 2023 Press Release

Death-trap trawler crew must be paid and allowed to go home, ITF says

Fishers on a 50-year-old trawler should not be made to go back to sea, even to sail to a repair yard, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is...

News | 16 May 2023 Press Release

UK government fails to prepare transition for own visa rule change, risking fishing crew paying the price

The government of the United Kingdom has failed to prepare adequately for its own changes to visa rules, and now underpaid migrant fishers will be forced to pay the...

News | 16 May 2023 Press Release

Asian seafarer hubs step up to meet decarbonization challenge

Manila, Philippines (16 May 2023): The steady progress by key seafarer home nations in Asia, such as the Philippines and Indonesia, to equip their maritime workers...

News | 05 May 2023 Press Release

African leaders urged to harness seafarer green skills momentum

To take advantage of the social and economic benefits of shipping’s green transition, African maritime leaders are being encouraged to implement infrastructure to...

News | 28 Apr 2023

Organising for safer workplaces this International Workers’ Memorial Day

Unions remember workers lost to negligent employers and safety standards Today, the 28th of April, marks International Workers’ Memorial Day, when trade unions...

News | 17 Apr 2023 Press Release

ITF secures freedom for 13 abandoned Filipino seafarers stuck in Singapore for 5 months; $1m in backpay won for crews

Thirteen Filipino seafarers have made it home after more than five months aboard an abandoned livestock carrier ship, the Yangtze Harmony, thanks to the...