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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 | 03 Dec 2020

ITF wins back $1.7 million in owed wages as more seafarers abandoned

Amid a concerning rise in cases of shipowners abandoning their vessels and crew, unions have helped recover more than USD$1.7 million in wages owed to...

News | 02 Dec 2020 Press Release

SG-STAR Fund Taskforce Develops CrewSafe Audit Programme and Attracts more Global Partners

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping...

News | 30 Nov 2020

Unbreakable solidarity with HIV-positive transport workers on World AIDS Day 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY, STEPHEN COTTON | HIV/AIDS / CREW CHANGE CRISIS The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and our global union...

News | 18 Nov 2020

Fisheries death, attempted cover up, sparks Uruguayan union fury

The tragic death of a Peruvian fisher off the coast of Uruguay has angered the country’s Transport Workers' Union, who say the international industry’s...

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