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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 | 14 Oct 2019

ITF joins unions demanding that search continue for Bourbon Rhode crew

The Luxembourg-flagged Bourbon Rhode – crewed by 14 Ukrainian, Russian, South African, Filipino and Croatian seafarers – sank on September 28 after it was hit...

News | 08 Oct 2019

Unions sign major agreement to improve terms and conditions

Around 8,000 maritime workers in Nigeria will benefit from a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed by two unions. The Nigerian Merchant Officers and...

News | 07 Oct 2019

ITF Delhi: 25 years of building workers’ power

The ITF has marked 25 years of its presence in Delhi, India. During this time the office achieved significant milestones, including: the first ever ITF Congress...

News | 02 Oct 2019

ITF launches global news app

The ITF has a launched a new app to deliver the latest news from the ITF directly to smartphones.  The app includes: news alerts from the ITF  personalised...

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