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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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Seafarers News

News | 16 Dec 2021 Press Release

Shipping industry, unions launch fresh quarantine programme to combat Omicron crew crunch

Joint Press Release - ITF/IMEC/ICS 16 December 2021, London Shipowners, seafarers’ unions and maritime employer groups are establishing their own approved...

News | 13 Dec 2021 Press Release

WHO and ILO form Action Group with global transport bodies to protect workers’ rights and ease supply chain congestion

  World Health Organization and International Labour Organization agree to form an Action Group to ensure implementation of COVID-19 protocols for transport...

News | 08 Dec 2021

Global transport chiefs reject ‘baseless’ Morrison government port congestion claims

Transport workers’ unions reject claims made by the Australian federal government that Australia’s current supply chain challenges are unique to that country,...

News | 03 Dec 2021 Press Release

Major transport organisations warn governments’ knee-jerk reaction to Omicron variant puts supply chain at greater risk

World leaders’ knee-jerk reactions to the Omicron variant are putting transport workers and the global supply chain at greater risk of collapse, warn...

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