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News | 31 Aug 2022 Press Release

Global union federation, leading labour-based human rights organisation join forces to end exploitation in UK fishing industry

JOINT PRESS RELEASE  A ground-breaking collaboration between unions and a labour-based human rights group has today announced plans to build and launch a pilot...

News | 20 Jun 2022

Seafarers win collective bargaining breakthrough in Iran

An ITF-affiliated seafarers’ union based in Iran has achieved a major organising victory. The Iranian Merchant Mariners Syndicate (IMMS) has won a new collective...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Loopholes in UK law are allowing vessel owners to violate migrant fishers’ human rights

Migrant fishers are being subjected to systematic labour exploitation because the UK Government refuses to clarify and close loopholes in its immigration rules, a...

News | 16 May 2022 Press Release

Seafarers win commitment to mandatory internet access in international law

Seafarers’ groups have won the right to mandatory social connectivity for crews –including internet access – in updates to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006...

News | 28 Mar 2022

Silent no more: overworked tugboat workers are reaching breaking point

29 March 2022, London / Brussels Last year, Troy Pearson and Charley Cragg died while towing a barge bound for a Rio Tinto power station in rough seas and strong,...

News | 30 Jan 2022 Press Release

Svitzer termination bid could risk Australian supply chains, harm Maersk reputation

An application by A.P. Møller–Mærsk’s towage subsidiary, Svitzer, to terminate its collective agreement with its entire Australian workforce could further...

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 | 11 May 2021

Police brutality won’t fix Panama Canal’s safety crisis

Panamanian authorities would rather unleash police violence on union activists and detain peaceful protesters than address the urgent safety concerns canal workers...

News | 07 May 2021 Press Release

Victory for dockers in Liberia after titanic struggle for justice

Twenty-four dockworkers are today back at work after a struggle of epic proportions.   Members and leaders of ITF affiliate the Dock Workers’ Union of...

News | 29 Apr 2021 Press Release

Trudeau’s anti-strike law is an illegal assault on human rights

Unions across the world are outraged to learn that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority government had teamed up with Canada’s Conservative opposition in the early...