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Inspection team boards a ship during recent ITF campaign*

The ITF has been helping seafarers since 1896 and today represents the interests of seafarers worldwide, of whom over 600,000 are members of ITF affiliated unions. The ITF is working to improve conditions for seafarers of all nationalities and to ensure adequate regulation of the shipping industry to protect the interests and rights of the workers. The ITF helps crews regardless of their nationality or the flag of their ship (See About this Section for more).


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News online

25 Mar 2014
Trade union leaders pay tribute to Bob Crow
One of the world’s great working class heroes, Bob Crow, has been laid to rest in the presence of family, friends and comrades in a service in London. Thousands of supporters lined the streets of the East End to catch a final glimpse of Crow as...

03 Mar 2014
Seafarers win minimum wage increase
Seafarers secured a minimum wage increase following talks at the International Labour Organization last week.   ITF representatives met with maritime employer representatives from the International Shipping Federation (ISF) at the ILO last...
 

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Press releases

14 Apr 2014
ITF signs memorandum of understanding with ACFTU
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ACFTU, the All China Federation of Trade Unions, that commits both organisations to a process of dialogue and information sharing. The...

11 Apr 2014
Agreement takes MLC into new stage
The ITF has praised today’s decision at the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva today to build on the success of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by including in it new mechanisms to tackle crew abandonment. Over 300 maritime...
 

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Flags of Convenience campaign
For over 50 years the ITF, through its affiliated seafarers' and dockers' unions, has been waging a vigorous campaign against shipowners who abandon the flag of their own country in search of the cheapest possible crews and the lowest possible training and safety standards for their ships.

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ITF House, 49-60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DR  |  +44 20 7403 2733   |  mail@itf.org.uk