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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 | 19 Mar 2019

Young workers in the Philippines building power in four steps

Young ITF activists have come together in the Philippines, as part of a workshop to develop tactics and skills to increase the role of young workers in their...

News | 13 Mar 2019

SIU of Canada calls for global day of action in support of Australian seafarers

President Given’s visit comes on the heels of Canadian seafarers demonstrating solidarity with their Australian brothers and sisters. In February, over 100 SIU of...

News | 11 Mar 2019

Asleep at the wheel

The Panama Canal has the unenviable history of being the world’s deadliest construction project. Over 32 years, 30,609 workers died – more than the prisoners of...

News | 04 Mar 2019 Press Release

Careers mapped out for young and women seafarers

The meeting convened in Geneva, Switzerland was attended by more than 40 countries in addition to social partners from 25 February to 1 March 2019 at the...

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