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News | 11 Mar 2022 Press Release

Migrant fishers’ injuries linked to excessive hours culture that prevails under Ireland’s flawed work permit scheme

A number of injuries sustained by migrant fishers are being linked to a culture of excessive hours underpinned by a controversial work permit scheme currently under...

News | 02 Feb 2022 Press Release

ITF calls for Irish Govt to bring in clear pathway for undocumented migrant fishers, end exploitation

Campaigners from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) handed in their hardcopy submission to the Irish government’s review of the country’s...

News | 22 Nov 2021 Press Release

Egyptian fisher nets €20,000 award after being underpaid, overworked - but deficiencies in Irish law persist for migrant workers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which has been running a campaign to improve migrant fishers’ working lives in Ireland for a decade has...

News | 19 Oct 2021 Press Release

New research confirms Irish Atypical Work Permit Scheme needs urgent overhaul to protect fishers

The official publication today of Experiences of Non-EEA Workers in the Irish Fishing Industry by Maynooth University Department of Law is confirmation that the...

News | 19 Jul 2021 Press Release

Irish government must answer lawmakers over ‘catastrophic’ mishandling of migrant fisher case

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Irish government’s...

News | 02 Jul 2020 Press Release

Fishers failure has Ireland put on exploitation watch list

The government of the Republic of Ireland has been put on the United States Department of State’s ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ in the agency’s annual Trafficking In...

News | 20 Jun 2019 Press Release

Irish government’s failure to tackle human trafficking is causing severe harm to vulnerable individuals

The US State Department has criticised the Irish Government’s failure to tackle modern slavery, yet again. For the second year in a row, in its Trafficking in...

News | 18 Feb 2019 Press Release

UN criticism of Irish fishers’ scheme ‘a vindication’

In an unprecedented move, four United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs have signed a joint letter damning the Irish government’s work permit scheme for...