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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 | 17 Dec 2020

UN Agency finds governments in breach of international law

Landmark ruling from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) finds that governments have breached seafarers’ rights and failed to comply with several...

News | 15 Dec 2020

ITF Fair Practices Committee Steering Group (FPC SG) statement on IMEC Circular (20)123 “ILO minimum basic wage for an AB and IBF basic wages – Difference explained”

The FPC SG met on 10 December 2020 and discussed the IMEC Circular (20)123 “ILO minimum basic wage for an AB and IBF basic wages – Difference explained”,...

News | 11 Dec 2020

ITF Dockers solidarity helps Beirut rebuild

On 4 August 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded at the port of Beirut, killing at least 204 people and injuring at least 6,500 more. An estimated...

News | 08 Dec 2020 Press Release

‘The heat is on’: Landmark UN, ILO decisions put pressure on governments over crew change

Pressure is mounting on governments to designate seafarers as ‘key workers’ to avoid the prospect of forced labour and human rights abuses in major supply...

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