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All content tagged with: "seafarers"

News | 18 Feb 2021

FEATURE: Abandoned Palmali crew are caught in an inhumane trap that Turkey can release

The humanitarian effort to feed, repatriate and fight for the seafarers’ outstanding wages has been spearheaded by the International Transport Workers’...

News | 22 Jan 2021 Press Release

Seafarers on hunger strike, hospitalised in Kuwait

Indian, Turkish, Azerbaijaniani and Bangladeshi seafarers are in the third week of a hunger strike in the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait. The abandoned crew of the bulk...

News | 02 Dec 2020 Press Release

SG-STAR Fund Taskforce Develops CrewSafe Audit Programme and Attracts more Global Partners

Joint release from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC), International Chamber of Shipping...

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 | 04 Aug 2020 Press Release

Crew change crisis hits Australian smelter in latest flare up

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Maritime Union of Australia say government failures to support crew change will now cost a smelter...

News | 09 Jul 2020 Press Release

Governments must bring in exemptions for seafarers following summit

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called on the world’s governments to act swiftly to give seafarers visa, border and quarantine...

News | 22 Jun 2020

World’s seafarers welcome Pope Francis’ support at critical time in crew change crisis

On Wednesday, Pope Francis released a video statement in which he paid tribute to seafarers and fishers, and acknowledged the difficult challenges they have been...

News | 14 Jun 2020

Some governments waking up to crew change crisis as deadline, shipping chaos looms

The clock is counting down for governments to make Covid-19 travel exceptions and arrangements for seafarers, as an estimated over 200,000 of them are waiting to...

News | 30 May 2020

ITF affiliates in US, Ukraine up pressure on national governments over crew change crisis

The trade union movement is increasing its pressure on governments to address the escalating crew change crisis affecting an estimated 200,000 seafarers is stepping...

News | 28 May 2020

ILO, IMO and ICAO urge governments to act on crew change, ‘key worker’ status

The leaders of the world’s highest maritime, aviation and labour authorities have issued a joint statement calling on governments to facilitate maritime crew...