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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...

News | 22 Jun 2020

Crew Change Crisis: ITF and JNG Joint Statement

The ITF and the Joint Negotiating Group, along with the International Chamber of Shipping have worked tirelessly since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic on...

News | 22 Jun 2020

World’s seafarers welcome Pope Francis’ support at critical time in crew change crisis

On Wednesday, Pope Francis released a video statement in which he paid tribute to seafarers and fishers, and acknowledged the difficult challenges they have been...

News | 19 Jun 2020

North American dockers receive international support in their ongoing fight for racial justice

A week after ILA and ILWU dockers shut down ports on the east and west coasts of the United States in solidarity with George Floyd and countless other victims of...

News | 18 Jun 2020

ITF condemns illegal annexation of Palestinian lands

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) fully reject Israel’s plan to annexe Palestinian lands on July 1, and support International Trade Union...