Governments have the power to solve a growing humanitarian crisis and must take action to bring seafarers home and allow their relief crews to join ships.
New data finds 150,000 seafarers trapped at sea by COVID-19 / Ships in ports across the world will sound their horns in solidarity and to highlight the need for action by governments
ICS and its global network of national member associations and ITF and its 215 seafarers’ unions are calling on seafarers across the world to sound their ships’ horns when in port at 12.00 local time on International Workers’ Day on 1 May 2020.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has warned that a major accident on the Panama Canal could be imminent, as the results of an independent report released today into work practices highlight serious health and safety concerns related to the fatigue of tugboat captains.
The ITF has described the coming – ILO188 – on 16 November as having the potential to open up a new era for millions of fishers worldwide.
The international dockworkers’ community is in mourning following the death of an Indonesian worker who was killed on the job at ICTSI facility in Jakarta overnight.
The ITF is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that will come into force tomorrow.
An ITF inspector has issued a last ditch call to a ship owner and its flag state to act to stop the suffering of a 17-strong crew abandoned in Algeria.
The ITF, announced today that the MCA has detained the Malaviya Seven at the Federation’s request.