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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 Oct 2022 Press Release

Britain's most hated boss Peter Hebblethwaite drops off Seattle ferry panel after union pressure

Britain’s most hated boss, P&O Ferries CEO Peter Hebblethwaite has dropped off the panel of an industry event following public pressure from the international...

News | 29 Sep 2022

Maritime Workers' Survey

An opportunity to have your say on the big issues facing our maritime industries.

News | 19 Aug 2022 Press Release

ITF inspectors recover USD$37.6m in unpaid wages for seafarers, despite Covid restrictions

Last year, union ship inspectors recovered more than USD $37 million in unpaid wages owed to seafarers, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has...

News | 12 Aug 2022 Press Release

Seafarers ‘sitting ducks’ as Port of Dakar leaves them without warning lights

The Port of Dakar in Senegal has said it is too busy to rescue a cargo ship at its anchorage which has been without electricity and sidelights for months, putting...

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