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News | 11 Nov 2020

Historic Biden-Harris victory is a testament to the power of workers: ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is hailing the historic election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the 46th President-elect and...

News | 09 Nov 2020

200,000 striking Bangladeshi maritime workers win decade-long battle for rights

Late last month, over 200,000 ‘naujan’, or river navigation workers, under the banner of the ITF-affiliated Bangladesh Noujan Shramik Federation (BNSF) won...

News | 05 Nov 2020

ITF Executive Board statement to members

The ITF reaffirms the critical role transport workers continue to play in keeping the world moving through the Covid-19 pandemic, and our solidarity with our...

News | 03 Nov 2020 Press Release

Unions and employers partner on a project to ensure seafarers from the Philippines are ‘Covid-free’

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) have launched an enhanced quarantine and testing...

News | 02 Nov 2020

ITF and Marlow battle to get crew changed as crisis hits eight months

Stuck on board a ship since February, an apprentice engineer feels humiliated that she has no sanitary towels. She’s increasingly distressed that she cannot go...

News | 22 Oct 2020 Press Release

Japanese car ship arrested in Melbourne over crew change

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) officials have been involved in stopping a Japanese-owned car import vessel from slipping through Australian...

News | 14 Oct 2020

ITF’s new Norwegian Inspector gets crew home, paid stolen wages

In August the Panama-flagged towing vessel ‘Diavlos Force’ left Piereus, Greece on a contract to transport a hull from a Romanian shipyard in the Black Sea to...

News | 05 Oct 2020

ITF and JNG Joint Statement: On Seafarers’ Rights and the Present Crew Change Crisis

Our industry is responsible for 90% of global trade. Historically, we have been critical to the development of national economies and global prosperity. We remain...