Just two days after the ITF warned that the Irish government’s system of permits for migrant fishers was ‘legitimising slavery’, the former jobs minister has admitted hearing ‘alarming allegations’ of abuse and called on the government to scrap and replace the system.
ITF today described plans by the Spanish government to gut the rules that govern Spanish ports as beyond belief and a danger to Spain’s standing in the world.
A vessel has been issued with a detainable deficiency notice after it was discovered the crew had not been paid for many months.
ACP dismisses recent claims by the ITF over alleged privatization and safety in the Expanded Panama Canal.
Global union federation the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) have raised fresh concerns about the safety of the new locks on the Panama Canal and a growing threat of privatisation of its members in the Panama Canal at a press conference in Panama City today.
The ITF has called for the Coroner to recommend charging the captain of the MV Sage Sagittarius in connection with mysterious deaths at sea.
The ITF today applauded the granting of shore leave to the crew of the Hanjin Seattle on its arrival at the port of Seattle, USA.
The company plans to cut 650 jobs worldwide, including 150 in the Netherlands, and scrap 24 ships despite making EUR440 million profit in 2015 and EUR148 million in the first half of 2016.
The ITF is demanding that 20 seafarers stranded aboard the Hong Kong-flagged coal ship, Five Stars Fujian, be allowed to come ashore until a dispute is resolved.