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News | 12 Sep 2020

ITF helps Philippine, Turkish crews fly home via Brazil

Eight seafarers return to the Philippines after more than a year at sea The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) intervened to ensure a seafarer...

News | 09 Sep 2020

58 fatigued Egyptian seafarers home after Maridive misadventure

Fifty-eight fatigued Egyptian seafarers are finally home with union support, after the company they were working for failed to repatriate them in the face of...

News | 31 Aug 2020

Kenya new crew change hub thanks to ITF

On day one of Kenya’s new Covid-19 safe crew change guideline implementation, Betty Makena Mutugi, International Transport Workers’ Federation inspector (ITF)...

News | 27 Aug 2020 Press Release

Unions to continue lashing battle to achieve compliance with Non-seafarers’ Work Clause

While the Court of Rotterdam’s decision today in the Netherlands is disappointing, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the European Transport...

News | 25 Aug 2020

Ukrainian seafarers caught in Kharatyan scam, but unions get them home

On 12 August, the International Transport Workers’ Federation-affiliated Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union (MTWTU) of Ukraine helped 6 Ukrainian seafarers...

News | 21 Aug 2020 Press Release

ITF very concerned at Wakashio grounding, crew arrests

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, has today expressed growing concern at the Wakashio grounding...

News | 21 Aug 2020

By refusing to work, more over-contract seafarers get off via Panama

After recent success in helping the crew of the MV Contamines get off their vessel and be repatriated via Panama, the ITF has helped more seafarers get home to...

News | 19 Aug 2020

IBF calls for action on Gulf of Guinea piracy

International Bargaining Forum (IBF) Warlike Operations Area Committee Statement on piracy in the Gulf Of Guinea The history of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea dates...