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News | 29 Nov 2019

MTWTU hold union awareness-raising seminar for Ukrainian seafarers

The ITF-supported event, Union Week - New Generation, is the fourth awareness-raising seminar hosted by MTWTU in four years in Odessa, Ukraine, which attracted...

News | 29 Nov 2019

High level ITF delegation signs enhanced MoU in China 

An ITF delegation, led by the general secretary Stephen Cotton, has visited China this week to enhance cooperation and understanding with the country’s labour...

News | 27 Nov 2019

Mental stress levels at sea dangerously high, study finds

A wide-ranging study by Yale University – commissioned by the ITF Seafarers Trust – has found dangerously high levels of mental stress among seafarers, and...

News | 26 Nov 2019

International young workers camp organises new union members in Uganda

Nearly 500 workers have signed up to their local union as part of a young workers’ camp in Jinja, Uganda, backed by the ITF. Over 100 young workers are...

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