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News | 02 Aug 2022 Press Release

Filipino authorities suspend recruitment agency after ITF red list warning over illegal fees

A Philippines-based recruitment agency that unlawfully charged seafarers placement fees has had its licence suspended after the International Transport Workers’...

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 | 18 May 2022 Press Release

Global shipowner group and seafarers’ unions agree new three-year global minimum wage ‘safety net’ deal

Joint ICS - ITF press release  Maritime transport is the only sector with a formally recognised global minimum wage, which has existed for seafarers since 1958....