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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...

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...