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News | 29 Mar 2021

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in...

News | 19 Mar 2021

Concerns of rise in number of seafarers impacted by crew change due to new COVID-variants

Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in...

News | 02 Feb 2021

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait to stop families going hungry: the full story

After 11 months without pay for their families, 19 seafarers on board the MV Ula bulk carrier in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait have gone on a hunger strike. The...

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

UN Agency finds governments in breach of international law

Landmark ruling from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) finds that governments have breached seafarers’ rights and failed to comply with several...

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 Nov 2020

ITF welcomes return to international rules for seafarers

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) welcomes the announcement this week by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) that it will be ending...

News | 17 Nov 2020

Canada continues its maritime leadership with new Seafarers’ Welfare Board - ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation commends the Federal Government and maritime industry of Canada for continuing their cooperative leadership to...