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News | 06 Aug 2021 Press Release

Countries that take the money and run: new FOC countries listed

The ITF has added seven countries to its list of flags of convenience. These are countries which take registration fees but then typically avoid any of the...

News | 02 Aug 2021 Press Release

Knowledge is power and new ITF web tool aims to give seafarers that power

A new web tool will help seafarers looking for jobs through the maze of slippery manning agents and cunning scammers. launches today to give...

News | 27 Jul 2021 Press Release

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a...

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 | 22 Jul 2021 Press Release

Maritime courts must put crew welfare first in abandonment cases

Seafarers trapped on the MV Angelic Power (IMO 9250189) since July last year have now been repatriated, following a lengthy battle in the Chinese courts. ITF...

News | 21 Jul 2021

“Hands off Cuba”: ITF calls for end to blockade after protests

Demonstrations and protests in Cuba have highlighted the human cost of the unjust and punitive trade blockade against the working people of Cuba. The...

News | 21 Jul 2021

A triumph in Argentina for air-traffic workers’ carefully planned action

Victory for the air traffic workers’ union in Argentina was down to carefully planned industrial action and widespread international support. Significant pay...

News | 19 Jul 2021 Press Release

Irish government must answer lawmakers over ‘catastrophic’ mishandling of migrant fisher case

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Irish government’s...