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News | 22 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait

Indian, Turkish, Azerbaijaniani and Bangladeshi seafarers are in the third week of a hunger strike in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. The abandoned crew of the bulk...

News | 17 Dec 2020

Decent sanitation still eludes many transport workers: ITF forum

On World Toilet Day, 19 November, the ITF held a virtual sanitation forum to discuss issues on sanitation for transport workers in road, rail, urban transport and...

News | 11 Dec 2020

ITF Dockers solidarity helps Beirut rebuild

On 4 August 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port of Beirut, killing at least 204 people and injuring at least 6,500 more. An estimated...

News | 03 Dec 2020

ITF wins back $1.7 million in owed wages as more seafarers abandoned

Amid a concerning rise in cases of shipowners abandoning their vessels and crew, unions have helped recover more than USD$1.7 million in wages owed to...

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 | 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...

News | 09 Sep 2020

58 fatigued Egyptian seafarers home after Maridive misadventure

Fifty-eight fatigued Egyptian seafarers are finally home with union support, after the company they were working for failed to repatriate them in the face of...

News | 03 Sep 2020

New labour laws a historic breakthrough for migrant workers in Qatar 

New laws announced and adopted by the Government of Qatar represent a historic leap in the protection of migrant workers’ rights in the Gulf State. These new...