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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 | 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...

News | 23 Jun 2022 Press Release

Hope Hicks case not an isolated incident, shows need for practical change in shipping

Responding to news that Hope Hicks has taken a case against shipping giant Maersk, seafarers’ unions are calling for employers to ensure their safe workplace...

News | 26 May 2022 Press Release

Australian election update: National Fleet will boost Australia’s maritime industry

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has again congratulated the Australian Labor Party on its win in the country’s election, saying it will be...

News | 26 May 2022

Better future for transport workers under Australian Labor

The International Transport Workers' Federation has welcomed the election of a Federal Labor Government in Australia, describing it as an opportunity to lift...

News | 18 May 2022 Press Release

Global shipowner group and seafarers’ unions agree new three-year global minimum wage ‘safety net’ deal

Joint ICS - ITF press release  Maritime transport is the only sector with a formally recognised global minimum wage, which has existed for seafarers since 1958....

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Explosive report reveals how bad working conditions are for migrants in the UK fishing industry

A new report confirms that migrant workers are facing horrific racial, sexual abuse and human rights violations while working in the UK fishing industry. The ITF...

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Pre-election national fleet tantrum shows it’s time for industry to abandon Shipping Australia Limited

Shipping experts have welcomed a ‘unity ticket’ on Australian jobs and fuel security ahead of the country’s election Saturday. But the ITF and its affiliates...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Seafarers win commitment to mandatory internet access in international law

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006...