Skip to main content

Seafarers

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

Subscribe to Seafarers

Seafarers News

News | 16 Apr 2019

Unions unite to strengthen support for maritime workers across Latin America

The meeting in Cartagena last week culminated with the launch of the ITF Latin American Contact Network, extending the ITF’s commitment to providing support to...

News | 12 Apr 2019 Press Release

ITF kicks off targeted operation against Blumenthal

The targeted operation will see the ITF Inspectorate – a network of 147 inspectors and contacts based in ports all over the world – inspecting and auditing the...

News | 10 Apr 2019

ITF general secretary discusses safeguarding conditions for Croatia's seafarers

Croatia has been an active maritime nation since the end of the Second World War, giving the country an advantage compared to other Eastern European countries in...

News | 09 Apr 2019

Four crew members kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon

The incident involving Contship Oak occurred on March 30, 2019, is the latest abduction in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become a global hotspot for modern piracy...

See more

Resources

See more

Join the solidarity network

The ITF co-ordinates practical solidarity for transport unions around the world. By bringing unions together, we can ensure better working conditions, improve workers’ rights, and create a just and fair society for everyone.

Join now