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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 | 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 | 28 Apr 2022

Seafarers' unions remember Hadisur Rahman, killed in Russia-Ukraine crossfire

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...

News | 27 Apr 2022

'Too many killed on the job': ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...

News | 08 Feb 2022 Press Release

Turkish authorities’ seven-month delay in Ukrainian seafarers’ drug import case ‘totally unacceptable’: ITF

Seafarers’ unions are extremely concerned that four Ukrainian nationals have now been detained without charge by Turkish authorities for more than seven months....

News | 27 Jan 2022 Press Release

Captain of exploding ship held in Dubai despite having done nothing wrong

The master of a ship on which a container exploded into flames in July 2021 has still not been allowed to go home more than six months later. Neither he nor his...

News | 24 Jan 2022 Press Release

POEA failure: Human tragedy after human tragedy - when will authorities act to stop this manning agent exploiting Filipinos?

Angelica Remegio is desperate. She is alone with her two young children while her partner is at sea on a Chinese fishing vessel. He's been away for four months. In...

News | 24 Nov 2021 Press Release

Domestic violence is a workplace issue and a men’s issue, unions tell employers

A new report calls on transport employers to do more to tackle domestic violence amongst its predominantly male staff with key recommendations for how to do...

News | 02 Nov 2021

Maritime must be safe for women: ITF calls for industry to work with seafarers as assault case reverberates

A brave female cadet recently published the horrific experiences of sexual assault she endured on board a vessel while attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy....

News | 21 Oct 2021 Press Release

Red listing Philippines-based manning agent ‘Able Maritime’ first step to stopping seafarer exploitation

The Inspectorate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has red listed Able Maritime Seafarers Inc after the crewing agent failed to respond to...