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News | 29 Sep 2022

Maritime Workers' Survey

An opportunity to have your say on the big issues facing our maritime industries.

News | 21 Sep 2022

Irish rights inaction leaves migrant fisher in limbo after horror trawler accident

Egyptian-born Adel obtained work last year on an Irish-flagged fishing vessel. That's when his troubles began, reports the Irish Independent's Anne-Marie...

News | 31 Aug 2022 Press Release

Global union federation, leading labour-based human rights organisation join forces to end exploitation in UK fishing industry

JOINT PRESS RELEASE  A ground-breaking collaboration between unions and a labour-based human rights group has today announced plans to build and launch a pilot...

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Explosive report reveals how bad working conditions are for migrants in the UK fishing industry

A new report confirms that migrant workers are facing horrific racial, sexual abuse and human rights violations while working in the UK fishing industry. The ITF...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Loopholes in UK law are allowing vessel owners to violate migrant fishers’ human rights

Migrant fishers are being subjected to systematic labour exploitation because the UK Government refuses to clarify and close loopholes in its immigration rules, a...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Seafarers win commitment to mandatory internet access in international law

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006...

News | 27 Apr 2022

'Too many killed on the job': ITF mourns the transport workers who died at work for #IWMD2022

Today we mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). A day when we mourn for those who have been killed at work - taken from their friends, families and...

News | 11 Mar 2022 Press Release

Migrant fishers’ injuries linked to excessive hours culture that prevails under Ireland’s flawed work permit scheme

A number of injuries sustained by migrant fishers are being linked to a culture of excessive hours underpinned by a controversial work permit scheme currently under...