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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 | 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 | 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 | 18 Jun 2020

Lifting Covid-19 measures early could harm Panama canal workers

The world’s busiest canal and the lives of the thousands of workers who keep it running are at risk, says ITF affiliate UCOC (Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de...

News | 16 Jun 2020

ITF statement on Covid-19 and sustainable transport

The Covid-19 pandemic presents huge challenges for all societies. As the world deals with the pandemic, the temptation for some governments is to delay addressing...