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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 | 02 Jun 2021

ITF calls for regional cooperation to save jobs, tackle rising poverty and to lead economic recovery in the Caribbean

The economic impact of COVID-19 is having a devastating effect on the global tourism industry, especially in the Caribbean which could see an escalation of poverty...

News | 24 May 2021 Press Release

Oxygen concentrators sent to India to save seafarers’ lives

Hundreds of lives will be saved thanks to two new emergency projects being funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and delivered through two Indian-based seafarers’...

News | 20 May 2021

Patent waivers will save millions of lives, governments must act now

The world’s transport unions today have demanded that governments across the world support waiving intellectual property rights at the World Trade Organization...

News | 06 May 2021

We are only safe when everyone is safe: aviation unions join call for TRIPS Waiver to fight Covid

ITF civil aviation unions today joined growing calls for governments to pass an emergency waiver to enable universal access to Covid-19 vaccines, treatments and...

News | 28 Apr 2021

Accelerating vaccines for transport workers is a humanitarian and economic imperative

There are many heroes in this pandemic. Frontline health workers and scientists have worked around the clock throughout Covid-19 in the trenches. But transport...

News | 09 Apr 2021

ITF Statement on second postponement of International Bargaining Forum negotiations

Maritime employers in the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) have argued for and secured a second deferral of IBF ‘cost negotiations’ to the disappointment of...

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 | 19 Mar 2021 Press Release

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...