ITF general secretary Steve Cotton received a prestigious award at the United Seamen's Service (USS) annual Admiral of the ocean sea (AOTOS) awards…
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.
Seafarers’ lives are being put at risk by substandard ships in use on the Black Sea – that’s the key message of a new film produced by Turkish…
ITF seafarers’ section chair David Heindel today described the 36 year sentence handed down to Captain Lee Joon-Seok as “Excessive and unjust”.
Around 400 people protested on 26 September in Ottawa against the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), as officials met in…
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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.