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ITF works to ensure safe vessels and decent working conditions for seafarers. Our aim is to raise standards, protect the vulnerable and eradicate exploitation. We inspect ships, create agreements on working conditions with international agencies and help seafarers in need of assistance. Find out more about what we do or go straight to our website: www.itfseafarers.org

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News | 17 Sep 2019 Press Release

New OECD-ITF report: Subsidies in European shipping industry are failing European taxpayers and workers

A new study released by the OECD and the International Transport Forum (ITF) on the current effect of direct and indirect maritime subsidies on the European...

News | 16 Sep 2019

ITF represents transport workers worldwide at ILWU Canada youth conference

The ITF was represented by Dorotea Zec, Croatian seafarer and co-chair of the ITF youth committee, Viri Gómez, Canadian docker and youth representative on the...

News | 12 Sep 2019 Press Release

California AB 5 law: now we need a global law for ‘gig’ workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling for the new AB 5 law in California to be the inspiration for global rules that protect ‘gig’...

News | 10 Sep 2019

ITF welcomes release of seven Stena Impero seafarers, fate of the remaining crew remains unclear

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) welcomes the Iranian authorities release of seven members of crew from the detained British flagged tanker...

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