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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 Feb 2020

ITF and ETF call upon ship operators to return lashing to shore-based dock workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) today call upon ship operators to return lashing to...

News | 13 Feb 2020

Workers’ unions unite in Papua New Guinea

Workers’ unions affiliated to the ITF have formed a new group in Papua New Guinea to cooperate more closely together. The national coordinating committee...

News | 07 Feb 2020 Press Release

International maritime unions urge Australian government to save Australian shipping before senate inquiry

International maritime unions have urged the Morrison government to reverse the decline of the Australian shipping industry and invest in the creation of a new...

News | 05 Feb 2020

Australian bushfire crisis prompt calls for more emergency response vessels

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have launched a petition calling on the Australian government to purchase the Aurora Australis – a multi-purpose research...

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