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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 | 26 May 2022 Press Release

Australian election update: National Fleet will boost Australia’s maritime industry

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has again congratulated the Australian Labor Party on its win in the country’s election, saying it will be...

News | 26 May 2022

Better future for transport workers under Australian Labor

The International Transport Workers' Federation has welcomed the election of a Federal Labor Government in Australia, describing it as an opportunity to lift...

News | 18 May 2022 Press Release

Global shipowner group and seafarers’ unions agree new three-year global minimum wage ‘safety net’ deal

Joint ICS - ITF press release  Maritime transport is the only sector with a formally recognised global minimum wage, which has existed for seafarers since 1958....

News | 17 May 2022 Press Release

Explosive report reveals how bad working conditions are for migrants in the UK fishing industry

A new report confirms that migrant workers are facing horrific racial, sexual abuse and human rights violations while working in the UK fishing industry. The ITF...

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