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News | 22 Aug 2021 Press Release

New ILO-supported health and safety app welcomed by dockers’ unions

Port workers who download the OSH Ports app and complete the short course can then take an assessment and receive an official completion certificate. The app is...

News | 11 Aug 2021 Press Release

Preventable death of seafarer during crew change off QLD coast highlights need for national approach

The Australian Government must urgently implement a nationally-consistent best-practice plan for crew changes on international trading vessels following the...

News | 27 Jul 2021 Press Release

Mauritius government must release Wakashio crew held for a year without charge

The ITF is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of the MV Wakashio (IMO: 9337119) crew who have been held by Mauritian authorities now for over a...

News | 28 Jun 2021 Press Release

Terror threat makes seafarer crew change impossible in northern Mozambique

Ship owners should stop attempting to perform crew changes in northern Mozambique while seafarers are at risk of attack or kidnapping by violent terrorist groups...

News | 27 Jun 2021

Safe Rates summit: regulating for road safety and decent work will save lives

The global campaign for ‘Safe Rates’ continues to reveal that improving and standardising transport workers’ rates of pay and better regulation of their...

Page | 26 May 2021

ILO Guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector

Using the guidelines as a tool for building workers’ power   In September 2019 the tripartite constituents of the International...

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 | 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 | 31 Mar 2021 Press Release

‘Did the ship shrink?’ – Red flags raised over Goundar ship registered in Fiji 14 metres shorter than in Canada

Fijian authorities are being called to urgently investigate Goundar’s MV Lomaiviti Princess III amid allegations of falsified safety documentation and concerns...

News | 20 Sep 2020 Press Release

Covid corner-cutting will lead to deaths, ‘environmental catastrophe’ – new shipping report

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...