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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...

News | 30 Jan 2022 Press Release

Svitzer termination bid could risk Australian supply chains, harm Maersk reputation

An application by A.P. Møller–Mærsk’s towage subsidiary, Svitzer, to terminate its collective agreement with its entire Australian workforce could further...

News | 16 Dec 2021 Press Release

Shipping industry, unions launch fresh quarantine programme to combat Omicron crew crunch

Joint Press Release - ITF/IMEC/ICS 16 December 2021, London Shipowners, seafarers’ unions and maritime employer groups are establishing their own approved...

News | 03 Dec 2021 Press Release

Major transport organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chain at greater risk

World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn...

News | 14 Oct 2021 Press Release

UK, Germany, Switzerland, and EU prolonging supply chain misery by opposing vaccine waiver, global transport unions tell governments

Over 375 trade unions, representing over 12 million transport workers from 118 countries around the world submit letter to heads of governments Letter submitted...

News | 10 Oct 2021

Time for change: mental health is a collective responsibility

On World Mental Health Day (Sunday 10 October 2021) the ITF is urging stakeholders across the transport sector to come together and recognise their collective...

News | 29 Sep 2021 Press Release

Global Transport Chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain workers

Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have today called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a...

News | 02 Sep 2021

Queensland: Australian-first COVID vaccinations for international seafarers

Queensland will become the first Australian jurisdiction to administer COVID vaccines to all international seafarers arriving in local ports, with a trial program...

News | 25 Jun 2021 Press Release

Day of the Seafarer is meaningless without vaccines and our rights restored

Today is Day of the Seafarer and this year's theme is ‘a future fair for seafarers’. But there is little point contemplating what a fair future looks...

News | 24 May 2021 Press Release

Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives

Hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to two new emergency projects being funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and delivered through two Indian-based seafarers’...