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News | 25 Jun 2021 Press Release

Day of the Seafarer is meaningless without vaccines and our rights restored

Today is Day of the Seafarer and this year's theme is ‘a future fair for seafarers’. But there is little point contemplating what a fair future looks...

News | 10 May 2021 Press Release

XPO boss accused of receiving multi-million-pound bonus while receiving millions of UK furlough cash

The pandemic bonus payment to Bradley Jacobs, XPO chief executive, comes amid growing scrutiny of paying senior managers large bonus and dividend payments while...

News | 29 Mar 2021

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...

News | 26 Jan 2021 Press Release

Neptune Declaration resets expectation, accountability on maritime industry to act to end crew change crisis

A new global pledge signed by over 300 maritime industry and human rights leaders has reset expectations and put accountability on the industry to use their...

News | 17 Nov 2020

Canada continues its maritime leadership with new Seafarers’ Welfare Board - ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation commends the Federal Government and maritime industry of Canada for continuing their cooperative leadership to...

News | 17 Nov 2020 Press Release

Governments must resolve Jag Anand, Anastasia stalemate and get seafarers home

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate around...

News | 09 Nov 2020

ITF Aviation Week: Global aviation unions unite to defend jobs and secure safe workplaces

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any other external shock encountered by the global aviation industry. Border restrictions and quarantine measures have...

News | 24 Sep 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis risks becoming forced labour epidemic as tragedy hits six-month mark on World Maritime Day

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed government inaction to alleviate the crew change crisis, declaring that current Covid-19 border...

News | 12 Sep 2020

Companies must take crew change opportunities in the UK and elsewhere - ITF

The repatriation of seven Myanmar crew members from a Korean-owned vessel via the United Kingdom shows that crew change is still possible during the crew change...

News | 12 Sep 2020

ITF helps Philippine, Turkish crews fly home via Brazil

Eight seafarers return to the Philippines after more than a year at sea The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) intervened to ensure a seafarer...