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News | 09 Apr 2021

ITF Statement on second postponement of International Bargaining Forum negotiations

Maritime employers in the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) have argued for and secured a second deferral of IBF ‘cost negotiations’ to the disappointment of...

News | 31 Mar 2021 Press Release

‘Did the ship shrink?’ – Red flags raised over Goundar ship registered in Fiji 14 metres shorter than in Canada

Fijian authorities are being called to urgently investigate Goundar’s MV Lomaiviti Princess III amid allegations of falsified safety documentation and concerns...

News | 31 Mar 2021

The Ever Given showed the importance of tug and towage workers, but their industry continues to cut dangerous corners

The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal and its welcomed refloating has shed new light on the critical job done by tug and towage workers. But unless industry...

News | 29 Mar 2021 Press Release

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in...

News | 29 Mar 2021 Press Release

ITF welcomes Ever Given resolution

The world’s foremost transport worker body is welcoming the end to the crisis affecting the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000), the cargo vessel that has been blocking...

News | 24 Mar 2021 Press Release

Half of blacklisted Aswan fleet in hot water as Australia detains two ships

Australian maritime authorities have detained two vessels owned by controversial a Qatari shipping company for serious labour rights breaches just weeks after the...

News | 24 Mar 2021

Shipping industry launches vaccine guide for seafarers

The ITF has worked with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to produce a simple, easy-to-understand guide for seafarers on Covid-19 vaccinations. The...

News | 23 Mar 2021

Maersk praised over pandemic, but unions urge follow-through on labour standards

Workers have just handed the world’s the largest container shipping company a report card for the last year – and there’s room for improvement. The...