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News | 20 Sep 2021 Press Release

‘Be ambitious, but be positive’: new union voice delivers UN Global Compact climate message

A newly-appointed labour representative on the board of the United Nations Global Compact has delivered a positive message on the benefits of tackling climate...

News | 09 Sep 2021 Press Release

The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations, recognising seafarers’ Covid sacrifice

The ITF and JNG met from 1-3 September 2021 for important negotiations on wage increase and other cost elements. Due to the pandemic, the social partnership had...

News | 02 Sep 2021 Press Release

Queensland: Australian-first COVID vaccinations for international seafarers

Queensland will become the first Australian jurisdiction to administer COVID vaccines to all international seafarers arriving in local ports, with a trial program...

News | 26 Jul 2021 Press Release

Vaccination of seafarers

The International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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 | 16 Jun 2021 Press Release

ITF wins freedom for hunger-striking seafarers after two years trapped on the ULA

Nineteen seafarers from India, Bangladesh, Turkey and Azerbaijan will be able to see their families again this week after the ITF’s advocacy brought their...

News | 24 May 2021 Press Release

Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives

Hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to two new emergency projects being funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and delivered through two Indian-based seafarers’...

News | 20 May 2021

Patent waivers will save millions of lives, governments must act now

The world’s transport unions today have demanded that governments across the world support waiving intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization...