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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 | 02 Aug 2022 Press Release

Filipino authorities suspend recruitment agency after ITF red list warning over illegal fees

A Philippines-based recruitment agency that unlawfully charged seafarers placement fees has had its licence suspended after the International Transport Workers’...

News | 01 Jul 2022 Press Release

ITF rallies behind Aqaba families, strikers after chlorine horror kills 13, injures 250

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust has made a USD $55,000 emergency grant to enable local unions to help the families of those who have died or are in a serious condition,...

News | 28 Jun 2022

Iran must free union activists from unspeakable torture

Iranian union leader Reza Shahabi is once again in prison being tortured, on hunger strike, and denied access to medical facilities, following his involvement in...

News | 25 Jun 2022

Seafarers' unions celebrate #DayoftheSeafarer 2022

Saturday 25 June is the official IMO Day of the Seafarer and today, the ITF global family of seafarers' unions celebrated online and all across the world. Here...

News | 23 Jun 2022

Share your #SeafarerJourney and help us celebrate Day of the Seafarer 2022

Saturday 25 June is Day of the Seafarer. The official IMO theme for Day of the Seafarer in 2022 is: year 'Your voyage: Then and Now'.   We want you to help...

News | 20 Jun 2022

Seafarers win collective bargaining breakthrough in Iran

An ITF-affiliated seafarers’ union based in Iran has achieved a major organising victory. The Iranian Merchant Mariners Syndicate (IMMS) has won a new collective...

News | 09 Jun 2022

Tunisia must restore democracy and basic rights say young workers

Young transport workers have condemned anti-union and anti-democracy moves by the Tunisian President and have strongly supported a national strike planned for 16...