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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 Apr 2020 Press Release

Australian Prime Minister urged to do the “right thing” for thousands of stranded seafarers

 On March 29, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that that it was, “important that Australia does the right thing about those who have fallen into our care to...

News | 30 Mar 2020

Key workers can only protect us if we protect them

As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, we have seen images on news reports across the globe of empty shelves in supermarkets as ‘panic buying’ has sparked...

News | 29 Mar 2020

US maritime unions playing essential role in the Covid-19 fight

Last week, the government activated its two military hospital ships, the USNS Mercy and the USNS Comfort, which will be docked in Los Angeles and New York...

News | 24 Mar 2020

Imagine a world if you can

The life of a seafarer: the “invisible” workforce that keeps world trade moving. Ninety per cent of the world’s goods are transported by sea. On any given...

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