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News | 02 Sep 2022 Press Release

Bright future for cadets from Kherson State Maritime Academy

MTWTU AND ITF SEAFARERS’ TRUST JOINT PRESS RELEASE • REPUBLISHED IN FULL WITH PERMISSION Thanks to a joint project of the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, the Marine...

News | 19 Aug 2022 Press Release

ITF inspectors recover USD$37.6m in unpaid wages for seafarers, despite Covid restrictions

Last year, union ship inspectors recovered more than USD $37 million in unpaid wages owed to seafarers, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has...

News | 12 Aug 2022 Press Release

Seafarers ‘sitting ducks’ as Port of Dakar leaves them without warning lights

The Port of Dakar in Senegal has said it is too busy to rescue a cargo ship at its anchorage which has been without electricity and sidelights for months, putting...

News | 02 Aug 2022 Press Release

Filipino authorities suspend recruitment agency after ITF red list warning over illegal fees

A Philippines-based recruitment agency that unlawfully charged seafarers placement fees has had its licence suspended after the International Transport Workers’...

News | 08 Jul 2022 Press Release

Victory for seafarers’ safety as Dutch court sides with unions on container lashing

Unions have secured an important victory in the campaign for seafarers’ safety this week as a Dutch court has ruled that ship managers, ship owners and charterers...

News | 03 Jul 2022 Press Release

German dock workers gain international backing over inflation protection strikes

Maritime unions are mobilising support for German ITF affiliate ver.di as the union battles port companies for an inflation-proof pay deal covering 12,000 dock...

News | 01 Jul 2022 Press Release

ITF rallies behind Aqaba families, strikers after chlorine horror kills 13, injures 250

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has made a USD $55,000 emergency grant to enable local unions to help the families of those who have died or are in a serious condition,...

News | 25 Jun 2022

Seafarers' unions celebrate #DayoftheSeafarer 2022

Saturday 25 June is the official IMO Day of the Seafarer and today, the ITF global family of seafarers' unions celebrated online and all across the world. Here...