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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

13 Aug 2014
Thai pineapple industry urged to act over labour rights case
ITF acting general secretary Steve Cotton has joined 110 international labour rights organisations and activists in an effort to get Natural Fruit in Thailand to drop its legal case against a labour rights researcher. Natural Fruit began legal...

24 Jun 2014
ITF celebrates Day of the Seafarer
The ITF is once again backing the IMO’s (International Maritime Organization’s) Day of the Seafarer – the annual worldwide celebration of seafarers and what they do for us all – which will be held tomorrow, 25 June. ITF seafarers’ section chair...
 

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Press releases

30 Sep 2014
ITF president slams Australian royal commission
The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared yesterday at the Conservative...

18 Sep 2014
ITF supports coalition for good jobs in PNG
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation)  has thrown its full support behind the campaign against privatising public assets and services in Papua New Guinea.   Three trade unions – the Energy Workers Union, Maritime and Transport...
 

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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