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News | 07 Jul 2020

Mauritian seafarers faced with fines, cockroaches in ordeal to get home

The Mauritian government recently announced it would finally open its doors to the thousands of its own seafarers trapped around the world – but only by a slight...

News | 07 Jul 2020 Press Release

ITF affiliates stand for crew change

Seafarers in their unions are putting more pressure on the world’s governemnts to allow for crew changes, as more than 200,000 seafarers are now trapped aboard...

News | 07 Jul 2020

Open message from major labour providing unions affiliated to the ITF to global seafarers and the international community

The race to develop a Covid-19 response that controls the virus, protects people and provides relief for battered economies is an urgent priority. However, as...

News | 06 Jul 2020

ITF Young Aviation Workers' Summer School

Join us for this year’s ITF Young Aviation Workers' Summer School. At this unprecedented time for civil aviation, we need to ensure young voices are...

News | 02 Jul 2020 Press Release

Crew of Global Cruise Vessels to return home from UK

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has been assisting hundreds of seafarers aboard the six Global Cruise Lines’ vessels currently in Tilbury...

News | 02 Jul 2020

ITF working to get Ukrainian seafarers’ wages back, repatriation from São Sebastião, Brazil

There’s 11,086 kilometres between São Sebastião, Brazil and the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. It’s those eleven thousand kilometres ITF Inspector Renialdo de...

News | 02 Jul 2020 Press Release

Fishers failure has Ireland put on exploitation watch list

The government of the Republic of Ireland has been put on the United States Department of State’s ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ in the agency’s annual Trafficking In...

News | 01 Jul 2020

Governments must protect trapped seafarers' human rights

As the Covid-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions put in place to attempt containment drag on, around 200,000 merchant seafarers are trapped aboard ships in...