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News | 31 Aug 2020

Kenya new crew change hub thanks to ITF

On day one of Kenya’s new Covid-19 safe crew change guideline implementation, Betty Makena Mutugi, International Transport Workers’ Federation inspector (ITF)...

News | 04 Aug 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis hits Australian smelter in latest flare up

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Maritime Union of Australia say government failures to support crew change will now cost a smelter...

News | 16 Jul 2020 Press Release

300,000 Seafarers Trapped at Sea: Mounting crew change crisis demands faster action from governments

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) estimates that there are now approximately 300,000 seafarers trapped working aboard ships due to the crew...

News | 16 Jul 2020

Mounting crew change crisis demands faster action from governments

ITF Statement on Crew Change Crisis – 16 July 2020 Today marks one month since the ITF told the world’s governments that ‘Enough is Enough’ and that the...

News | 15 Jul 2020

ITF helps global seafarers repatriate via Spain

​Philippines crew from tanker Giancarlo D return home For the crew of chemical tanker Giancarlo D, Luz Baz and the ITF are a godsend. Luz is the ITF...

News | 15 Jul 2020 Press Release

Australian maritime regulator silent on crew change crisis

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says the Australian federal government has been asleep at the...

News | 09 Jul 2020 Press Release

Governments must bring in exemptions for seafarers following summit

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the world’s governments to act swiftly to give seafarers visa, border and quarantine...

News | 07 Jul 2020

Mauritian seafarers faced with fines, cockroaches in ordeal to get home

The Mauritian government recently announced it would finally open its doors to the thousands of its own seafarers trapped around the world – but only by a slight...

News | 07 Jul 2020 Press Release

ITF affiliates stand for crew change

Seafarers in their unions are putting more pressure on the world’s governments to allow for crew changes, as more than 200,000 seafarers are now trapped aboard...

News | 07 Jul 2020

Open message from major labour providing unions affiliated to the ITF to global seafarers and the international community

The race to develop a Covid-19 response that controls the virus, protects people and provides relief for battered economies is an urgent priority. However, as...