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News | 03 Jul 2020

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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...

News | 25 Jun 2020 Press Release

Explosive investigation exposes ‘pandemic of exploitation’ in European trucking

Road transport companies are exploiting Covid-19 to further exploit truck drivers, cut transport prices, pay, conditions and health and safety across Europe, an...

News | 25 Jun 2020

Their story: the hunger striking seafarers at Tilbury trying to get home

Four months without pay and 48 hours without food, 47 seafarers off the coast of the UK are desperate to get home to their families. The mainly Indian crew are...

News | 25 Jun 2020

ITF Statement on ‘Day of the Seafarer’ 2020

Today is the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ a day when we should celebrate seafarers, but this year, as world’s seafarers are let down by governments there is little...