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News | 26 May 2022 Press Release

Australian election update: National Fleet will boost Australia’s maritime industry

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has again congratulated the Australian Labor Party on its win in the country’s election, saying it will be...

News | 26 May 2022

Better future for transport workers under Australian Labor

The International Transport Workers' Federation has welcomed the election of a Federal Labor Government in Australia, describing it as an opportunity to lift...

News | 18 May 2022 Press Release

Global shipowner group and seafarers’ unions agree new three-year global minimum wage ‘safety net’ deal

Joint ICS - ITF press release  Maritime transport is the only sector with a formally recognised global minimum wage, which has existed for seafarers since 1958....

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Explosive report reveals how bad working conditions are for migrants in the UK fishing industry

A new report confirms that migrant workers are facing horrific racial, sexual abuse and human rights violations while working in the UK fishing industry. The ITF...

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Pre-election national fleet tantrum shows it’s time for industry to abandon Shipping Australia Limited

Shipping experts have welcomed a ‘unity ticket’ on Australian jobs and fuel security ahead of the country’s election Saturday. But the ITF and its affiliates...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Seafarers win commitment to mandatory internet access in international law

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006...

News | 11 May 2022 Press Release

P&O Ferries sackings: unions trigger UN investigation over UK’s failure to enforce laws that protect workers

A number of unions and global union federations have written to the International Labour Organization (ILO — part of the UN) asking it to urgently intervene on...

News | 27 Apr 2022

'Too many killed on the job': ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...