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News | 31 Mar 2021 Press Release

ACI and ITF reiterate call to governments to prioritise vaccinations for airport workers

The global bodies representing the world's airports and airport workers have renewed calls on governments to prioritise the vaccination of aviation workers in the...

News | 29 Mar 2021 Press Release

Seafarers, air transport workers must be prioritised for vaccine

Today the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reiterates our strong request for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in...

News | 29 Mar 2021 Press Release

ITF welcomes Ever Given resolution

The world’s foremost transport worker body is welcoming the end to the crisis affecting the MV Ever Given (IMO: 9811000), the cargo vessel that has been blocking...

Reports & Publications | 24 Mar 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination for Seafarers and Shipping Companies: A Practical Guide

There have been over 100 million cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and more than two million COVID-19 deaths recorded worldwide. To date, nearly 200 million people...

News | 19 Mar 2021

Concerns of rise in number of seafarers impacted by crew change due to new COVID-variants

Shipping is concerned that the numbers of seafarers being impacted by the crew change crisis are on the rise due to travel restrictions imposed by governments in...

News | 15 Mar 2021

ITF calls on governments for the swift adoption of new ICAO guidance

With passenger demand continuing its free-fall and prospects for an industry turnaround being hampered by government travel restrictions brought on by new COVID-19...

News | 05 Mar 2021

Pandemic support for Australian aviation has been woeful and is about to get worse

Australia’s economy is absolutely reliant on aviation but the Morrison Government is yet to consider continuing support past March. The nation’s JobKeeper...

News | 17 Feb 2021 Press Release

FedEx – Time to deliver for your workers!

FedEx-TNT workers have been left reeling in shock after the multi-billion dollar company announced in January plans to fire 6,000 of its European workforce who have...

News | 08 Feb 2021

The success of Dakar’s BRT system depends on the inclusion of informal workers

Professor Papa Sakho, Laboratory of Human Geography, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar When Covid-19 restrictions were introduced last year, public transport...

News | 22 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait

Indian, Turkish, Azerbaijaniani and Bangladeshi seafarers are in the third week of a hunger strike in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. The abandoned crew of the bulk...