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Twin action weeks sweep seas for substandard…

Two ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) action weeks will cover East Asian waters and the Black Sea in a sweep to search out and rectify substandard conditions. Both events will run…

TISA leaks reveal threat to seafarers

Discussion documents on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) published by Wikileaks reveal a continuing threat to seafarers’ wages and conditions should the agreement be adopted, the…

ITF comment on election of new IMO…

Commenting on the election of Lim Ki-Tack as the next president of the IMO (International Maritime Organization), Paddy Crumlin, president of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation),…

SRI and ITF release education videos on Day of…

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are marking the Day of the Seafarer by launching a series of short films to help seafarers understand…

Colombian court orders Avianca to pay workers…

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ordered the country’s national airline, Avianca, to pay an unprecedented sum estimated to be around USD2 million to workers whom it cheated of pay and benefits in…

St Lucia hosts union training connecting dockers…

Dockworkers who are members of trade unions affiliated to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are in training in St Lucia this week on a new tool to assist them in bargaining,…

ILO finds Qatar guilty

Geneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways, to violate international and national…

ITF and SRI chart a course on maritime human…

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) report progress being made on the urgent issue of the criminalisation of seafarers. This follows the…