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Friday, March 1, 2024
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ITF Raises Alarm Over Saudi Shipowner Abandoning Crews

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has raised serious concerns over unpaid wages of seafarers working on eight vessels owned by

March 1, 2024
Total Views: 2929

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
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Shipping

‘Unacceptable’ Rise in Seafarer Abandonments in 2023, Says ITF

A recent report by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) showed an alarming 11% rise in the number of crew abandonment cases in 2023 compared to

January 23, 2024
Total Views: 6227

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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Shipping

Four-Year Agreement Increases Wages and Workplace Protections for 250,000 Seafarers

Seafarers’ unions and maritime employers have signed a four-year agreement that includes significant wage increases and workplace protections for over

September 26, 2023
Total Views: 1755

Friday, September 8, 2023
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Russia Labels Global Transport Union ITF ‘Undesirable’ Organization

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Russia has designated the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) as an “undesirable”

September 8, 2023
Total Views: 2122

Friday, July 21, 2023
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Shipping

Seafarers Recognized for Having Key Role in Shipping’s GHG Reduction Strategy

Seafarers’ unions have secured commitments to a “Just Transition” for maritime workers as part of the International Maritime

July 21, 2023
Total Views: 1027

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
ITF Secures Over $1 Million for Abandoned Seafarers in Singapore and Australia
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ITF Secures Over $1 Million for Abandoned Seafarers in Singapore and Australia

The ITF says the two cases show the differences in how port states handle crew abandonment Thirteen Filipino seafarers have returned home after being stranded

April 18, 2023
Total Views: 3678

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Unions Grill Maersk Over Labor Issues
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Unions Grill Maersk Over Labor Issues

Trade unions representing employees and contractors at Maersk gathered in Copenhagen this week to raise concerns about labor issues with management at the

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 2256

Friday, March 24, 2023
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Shipping

How National Maritime Policies Can Secure Supply Chains and Protect the Climate

A new ITF report reveals the importance of robust national maritime policies in mitigating supply chain disruptions and promoting environmental responsibility.

March 24, 2023
Total Views: 742

Friday, March 17, 2023
International Inspectors Put ‘Worst Flags’ in the Crosshairs
Shipping

International Inspectors Put ‘Worst Flags’ in the Crosshairs

ITF targets the four worst flags in bid to scrap unsafe shipping from Mediterranean Sea. Inspectors from the International Transport Workers’ Federation

March 17, 2023
Total Views: 3524

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Seafarers Seize Cargo Ship Over Unpaid Wages
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Seafarers Seize Cargo Ship Over Unpaid Wages

Four seafarers have seized a cargo ship in Senegal amid a dispute with the shipowner over unpaid wages. The seafarers are being backed by the International

February 7, 2023
Total Views: 14663

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Crew ‘Feared for Their Safety’ During Transpacific Voyage on ‘Unseaworthy’ Containership
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Crew ‘Feared for Their Safety’ During Transpacific Voyage on ‘Unseaworthy’ Containership

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Crew onboard the Zim Iberia have written to their crewing agents asking for redeployment after they

December 13, 2022
Total Views: 26450

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
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Shipping

Industry-Union Pact to Continue Work Post Pandemic

Unions representing seafarers and maritime employer groups entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue their working relationship

December 7, 2022
Total Views: 569

Friday, August 19, 2022
Amid Crew Change Crisis, ITF Inspectors Recovered $37 Million in Unpaid Wages to Seafarers in 2021
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Amid Crew Change Crisis, ITF Inspectors Recovered $37 Million in Unpaid Wages to Seafarers in 2021

As if the pandemic hasn’t created enough problems for seafarers. Try also not getting paid. The International Transport Workers’ Federation came out

August 19, 2022
Total Views: 1156

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
ITF Says Inspectors Denied Welfare Checks of P&O Ferries Replacement Crew at Dover Port
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ITF Says Inspectors Denied Welfare Checks of P&O Ferries Replacement Crew at Dover Port

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said its inspectors were denied the ability to conduct welfare checks for replacement crew members

April 20, 2022
Total Views: 6836

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Unions Slam P&O Ferries’ Abrupt ‘Mass Sacking’ of Seafarers
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Unions Slam P&O Ferries’ Abrupt ‘Mass Sacking’ of Seafarers

Maritime unions are condemning today’s abrupt announcement by ferry operator P&O Ferries, owned by Dubai-based DP World, that it has sacked 800

March 17, 2022
Total Views: 4012

Monday, September 20, 2021
Shipping emissions
Environment

ITF: If Done Right, Zero-Carbon Industries Can Be Big Opportunity for Workers, Including Seafarers

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is backing a zero-carbon emissions target for shipping by 2050, saying that the energy transition

September 20, 2021
Total Views: 752

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Accidents

Bourbon Rhode Survivor Secures ‘Substantial Compensation’ Over 2019 Shipwreck

A surviving crew member of the lost offshore tug Bourbon Rhode has secured ‘substantial compensation’ for the ordeal, the International Transport

September 20, 2021
Total Views: 4063

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding
Accidents

ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding

Now one year since the Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling for the immediate release and

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1677

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
cargo ship
Shipping

ITF Flags Concerns Over Repatriation of Deceased Seafarers’ Bodies

Concerns are mounting amid shocking revelations that ports are increasingly refusing to repatriate deceased seafarers’ bodies under the the guise of

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3800

Monday, June 7, 2021
Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF
Shipping

Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said today it helped seafarers recover nearly $45 million in owed wages last year while cases of ship

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 9132
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