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News | 11 Jan 2024 Press Release

Seafarer abandonment figures for 2023 a cause for concern

19 January 2024, London – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has today released its figures for the numbers of vessels abandoned in 2023 –...

News | 30 Dec 2023

Michael Sacco

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) mourns the passing of Seafarers International Union (SIU) Emeritus President Mike Sacco, a towering figure in...

News | 22 Dec 2023 Press Release

ITF inspectors holding shipowners to account

At the ITF’s Fair Practice Committee meeting earlier this month, the latest figures were presented highlighting the work of the ITF inspectors.  Key findings...

News | 22 Dec 2023 Press Release

IBF to implement High-Risk Area in the Red Sea

Following the incidents in the Red Sea and the Bab El-Mandeb strait since 19 November 2023, the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) have agreed to designate the...

News | 19 Dec 2023 Press Release

ITF calls for safety of seafarers following Red Sea attacks

Following the attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is calling for the safety of seafarers to be...

News | 15 Dec 2023 Press Release

ITF condemns Shipping Australia Limited's opposition to strategic fleet

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) today condemned Shipping Australia Limited (SAL) for consistently opposing the Australian government's plan to...

News | 14 Dec 2023 Press Release

ITF adds San Marino to Flag of Convenience list

During a recent meeting of the ITF Fair Practices Committee in Santiago, the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) expanded its list of Flag of...

News | 07 Dec 2023 Press Release

ITF delegation supports Chilean seafarers’ defence of cabotage

7 December 2023, Santiago – Delegates from across the world at the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) dockers’ and seafarers’ conferences in...