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News | 14 Jun 2019 Press Release

ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

Two marine tankers, the Marshall Islands-flagged Front Altair and the Panamanian-flagged Kokuka Courageous, were left abandoned and adrift after what appear to be...

News | 07 Jun 2019

Abandoned at sea: crew sent home after 13 months marooned off Tunisia

This is the latest instalment in one of most notorious cases of abandonment that the ITF has seen in years, and the third crew onboard the UAE-flagged tanker that...

News | 07 Jun 2019 Press Release

New “Dockers Clause” in the International Bargaining Forum agreements to come into force in 6 months

The Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) of maritime employers and the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) strongly urge companies to ensure that they are in...

News | 23 May 2019 Press Release

ITF calls on Transport Canada to stop ships lashing on the St Lawrence River after seafarer’s death

The Sri Lankan second officer, Ravindu Lakmal Pieris Telge, fell overboard the Maersk containership Patras at approximately 9:30am and despite an extensive search...

News | 23 May 2019 Press Release

Seafarers forced to collect rainwater to survive on board Blumenthal’s LITA

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today released an appalling photograph onboard the Liberian-registered bulk carrier raising fresh concerns...

News | 22 May 2019

Live: Stephen Cotton at the International Transport Forum

Ending exploitation in supply chains, sharing ownership of data and public ownership of public transport - just three of the issues ITF general secretary Stephen...

News | 19 May 2019 Press Release

Seafarers condemn working conditions on board Blumenthal ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have been contacted by current and ex-crew members who have told distressing stories of intimidation,...

News | 17 May 2019

Standing up for justice on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The 17 May is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The ITF young transport workers committee agreed unanimously to support the...