Two recent cases indicate the seriousness with which the US authorities deal with ships that attempt to evade pollution prevention requirements…
ITF works to ensure safe vessels and decent working conditions for seafarers. Our aim is to raise standards, protect the vulnerable and eradicate exploitation.
We inspect ships, create agreements on working conditions with international agencies and help seafarers in need of assistance. Find out more about what we do or go straight to our website: www.itfseafarers.org.
The European Union (EU) Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers has agreed that seafarers in the EU should be given the same employment…
Somaliland, the self-declared state within Somalia, has seized more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship, and arrested more than 250 fishers,…
Thanks to the solidarity of local dockers who stopped cargo operations, and the assistance of ITF merchant seafarers affiliate the Syndicat des…
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What we do
The ITF helps affiliated unions improve working conditions for all seafarers
The seafarers’ section is democratic; our work is led by our affiliated unions and supported by…
The ITF seafarers’ section looks out for the wellbeing and safety of seafarers around the world.