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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...

News | 01 Oct 2020

ITF Civil Aviation ensures new ICAO guidance puts aviation workers and seafarers first

The ITF have advocated for new guidance to governments from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) prioritising aviation workers’ and passengers’...