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News | 24 Sep 2020

Beyond the limit of safe shipping - ITF General Secretary’s UN address

The ITF and our affiliates have been striving for practical crew change solutions from the outset of the global pandemic, when governments implemented protective...

News | 24 Sep 2020

Victory for justice: Docker Rio Wijaya freed

Yesterday we received the tremendous news that Rio Wijaya has been found not guilty by an Indonesian court after he was assaulted and wrongly charged for attacking...

News | 24 Sep 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis risks becoming forced labour epidemic as tragedy hits six-month mark on World Maritime Day

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed government inaction to alleviate the crew change crisis, declaring that current Covid-19 border...

News | 20 Sep 2020 Press Release

Covid corner-cutting will lead to deaths, ‘environmental catastrophe’ – new shipping report

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...

News | 18 Sep 2020

ITF welcomes justice for Palestinian victims of ‘hate crime’

An Israeli court has sentenced the murderer of a Palestinian toddler and his parents to three life sentences, with the court labelling the killings ‘carefully...

News | 17 Sep 2020 Press Release

SG-STAR Fund: First global tripartite initiative to support countries for crew change

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping...

News | 14 Sep 2020

Assassination of Konan Kouassi Bruno: CNDD, Côte d'Ivoire

It was with much sorrow and anger that the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) heard of the brutal murder of our comrade and brother Konan Kouassi...

News | 13 Sep 2020

Stranded at Sea: ITF addressing abandonment in the Arab World

A growing number of crew abandoned on ships in the Arab World without pay, food or water are receiving assistance from the ITF Arab World and Iran Network to...