26 Nov 2013
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has authorised two grants totalling GBP100,000 (USD 162,000) to aid Filipino seafarers and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The grants, for GBP50,000 each, are being awarded to the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and the Philippine Seafarers Union (PSU) to help them deliver emergency relief for seafarers [...]
07 Oct 2013
Ofa Qarase from Fiji, the first winner of the Greg Oca Scholarship, paid a recent visit to the Philippines as part of her award. She is one of five students sponsored by the ITF's Seafarers’ Trust to attend the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden for a 14-month scholarship for an MSc in maritime affairs.
13 Sep 2013
The ITF and ITF Seafarers' Trust staff joined forces last night to earn the £10,000 that both organisations had pledged for the Big Row for Chauncy Maples.
09 Sep 2013
The International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2014 are being launched today, as representatives from the global shipping industry gather in London for International Shipping Week.
20 Aug 2013
Today is a memorable day. Today is the day when the Maritime Labour Convention 2006(MLC) comes into force. The ITF has worked alongside shipping organisations, the ILO and governments for over a decade to jointly create and shape the MLC, and is committed to monitoring and assisting its implementation and persuading many more countries to ratify it.