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News | 21 Oct 2021 Press Release

Red listing Philippines-based manning agent ‘Able Maritime’ first step to stopping seafarer exploitation

The Inspectorate of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has red listed Able Maritime Seafarers Inc after the crewing agent failed to respond to...

News | 15 Oct 2021 Press Release

Filipino seafarers exploited by Fiji’s Goundar finally make it home

Two Filipino seafarers exploited by one of Fiji’s main ferry operators have made it home thanks to the unstinting efforts of the ITF’s inspectors and...

News | 30 Sep 2021

Australian workers strike against FedEx shift to unfair and unsafe outsourcing

Road transport workers at FedEx yards in Australia are striking today [Thursday 30 September 2021] after management’s repeated refusal to address job security and...

News | 15 Sep 2021 Press Release

Global Unions Statement on the Global Day of Action on Myanmar, 15 September 2021

The Global Unions are calling on affiliates worldwide to support the Global Day of Action on Myanmar set for 15 September, which is also the International Day of...

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 | 01 Sep 2021

Remembering John Coombs

Paddy Crumlin ITF President, MUA National Secretary On behalf of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)...

News | 19 Aug 2021 Press Release

San Marino sets up business as a ship registry despite being landlocked

Tiny, landlocked San Marino on the Italian peninsula has no clear maritime connections, which are usually the basis for a country setting up a flag registry....

News | 18 Aug 2021

Unions sign off on text for worker rights at Bangkok airport but management must live up to promises

Security workers must stay resolute and management must live up to its promises if basic rights are to be restored at Bangkok Airport said Erin van der Maas, ITF...