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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 | 20 Sep 2021 Press Release

‘Be ambitious, but be positive’: new union voice delivers UN Global Compact climate message

A newly-appointed labour representative on the board of the United Nations Global Compact has delivered a positive message on the benefits of tackling climate...

News | 20 Sep 2021

Shipwreck survivor secures compensation with union’s support

In September 2019, a tug supply vessel sank in the middle of the central Atlantic Ocean. The ‘Bourbon Rhode’ was travelling from the Canary Islands to Guyana in...

News | 14 Sep 2021

LGBTI+ transport workers can benefit from new inclusivity resource

Transport workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) stand to benefit from a new resource Fighting for equality: Trade Unions...

News | 09 Sep 2021 Press Release

The International Bargaining Forum concludes negotiations, recognising seafarers’ Covid sacrifice

The ITF and JNG met from 1-3 September 2021 for important negotiations on wage increase and other cost elements. Due to the pandemic, the social partnership had...

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