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News | 11 Aug 2021

Climate change will drive a revolution in transport and workers are ready to respond

Transport creates 21% of carbon emissions. Yet 95% of the energy consumed by the sector still comes  from petroleum and other fossil fuels (as of 2015). It’s a...

News | 27 Jul 2021 Press Release

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a...

News | 19 Jul 2021 Press Release

Irish government must answer lawmakers over ‘catastrophic’ mishandling of migrant fisher case

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Irish government’s...

News | 28 Jun 2021 Press Release

Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible in northern Mozambique

Ship owners should stop attempting to perform crew changes in northern Mozambique while seafarers are at risk of attack or kidnapping by violent terrorist groups...

News | 25 Jun 2021 Press Release

Day of the Seafarer is meaningless without vaccines and our rights restored

Today is Day of the Seafarer and this year's theme is ‘a future fair for seafarers’. But there is little point contemplating what a fair future looks...

News | 21 May 2021 Press Release

Global vaccine rollout needed to stop crew crisis third wave

Seafarers’ unions today challenged governments, particularly those with maritime responsibilities, to endorse universal access to Covid-19 vaccines to prevent the...

News | 07 May 2021 Press Release

Victory for dockers in Liberia after titanic struggle for justice

Twenty-four dockworkers are today back at work after a struggle of epic proportions.   Members and leaders of ITF affiliate the Dock Workers’ Union of...

News | 21 Apr 2021 Press Release

ITF Dockers union victory at Liberian APMT

After a long and bitter struggle with APM Terminals Monrovia in Liberia, ITF affiliate the Dock Workers’ Union of Liberia (DOWUL) today won their struggle to...