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News | 22 Jun 2020

World’s seafarers welcome Pope Francis’ support at critical time in crew change crisis

On Wednesday, Pope Francis released a video statement in which he paid tribute to seafarers and fishers, and acknowledged the difficult challenges they have been...

News | 19 Jun 2020

North American dockers receive international support in their ongoing fight for racial justice

A week after ILA and ILWU dockers shut down ports on the east and west coasts of the United States in solidarity with George Floyd and countless other victims of...

News | 18 Jun 2020

ITF condemns illegal annexation of Palestinian lands

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) fully reject Israel’s plan to annexe Palestinian lands on July 1, and support International Trade Union...

News | 18 Jun 2020

Lifting Covid-19 measures early could harm Panama canal workers

The world’s busiest canal and the lives of the thousands of workers who keep it running are at risk, says ITF affiliate UCOC (Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de...

News | 16 Jun 2020

ITF statement on Covid-19 and sustainable transport

The Covid-19 pandemic presents huge challenges for all societies. As the world deals with the pandemic, the temptation for some governments is to delay addressing...

News | 15 Jun 2020 Press Release

Enough is enough: World’s seafarers will now exercise right to leave ships amid Covid-19 failures

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and its affiliated seafarers’ unions will now assist hundreds of thousands of seafarers to exercise their...

News | 15 Jun 2020

ITF message to seafarers: Enough is enough, crew change now

Seafarers, we know that you, your loved ones, and your friends have had enough. You have the right to return home. While many countries have slowly started to...

News | 14 Jun 2020

Some governments waking up to crew change crisis as deadline, shipping chaos looms

The clock is counting down for governments to make Covid-19 travel exceptions and arrangements for seafarers, as an estimated over 200,000 of them are waiting to...