ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express

Press Release 22 March 2018 London. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th March 2018 on the Flag of Convenience ship “Galloway Express”, bound for Australia. Dean Summers, ITF National Co-ordinator said the Queensland Police had boarded the vessel yesterday when it docked at Townsville, but … Continue reading ITF Calls for Federal Investigation into Missing Seafarer Case on board of Galloway Express

HRAS Interview No.27: Jason Lam ITF Hong Kong

Beyond the Reach of Labor Laws China ratified the Maritime Labor Convention last year; Hong Kong is yet to do so. Jason Lam, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Inspector in Hong Kong, talks about the union’s role in wage negotiations, how the MLC is raising conditions for many seafarers and why others are beyond its reach.   What role does the Hong Kong ITF play … Continue reading HRAS Interview No.27: Jason Lam ITF Hong Kong

MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

Abandonment: MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China “We are asking for our hard earned wages but they are not considering our wages payment and not following MLC conventions” In yet another case of alleged abandonment, the 19 Indian crew of the Hong Kong flagged MV Liberty Prrudencia (IMO 9250141) continue to remain isolated in Zhoushan in China after the owner allegedly became bankrupt. The crew have reached out … Continue reading MV Liberty Prrudencia crew abandoned Zhoushan, China

Forced labour in Thai fishing: global unions lodge ILO complaint

    Forced labour in Thai fishing: global unions lodge ILO complaint The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today submitted a case to the International Labour Organization (ILO) against the government of Thailand. It relates to breaches of ILO Convention 29 on forced labour in the Thai fishing industry. Thailand signed the convention in 1969. The two … Continue reading Forced labour in Thai fishing: global unions lodge ILO complaint

Shipowner and Seafarers’ Unions team up to launch new guidance on the elimination of harassment and bullying

SHIPOWNERS AND SEAFARERS’ UNIONS TEAM UP TO LAUNCH NEW GUIDANCE ON THE ELIMINATION OF HARASSMENT AND BULLYING Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’. The new Guidelines, developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), can be downloaded from the ICS and ITF websites. These Guidelines … Continue reading Shipowner and Seafarers’ Unions team up to launch new guidance on the elimination of harassment and bullying

The HRAS Interview with Dean Summers of ITF Australia

The HRAS Interview with Dean Summers of ITF Australia Slave Ship; Death Ship; Summers Wants Change In August 2015, ITF Australia coordinator, and fourth-generation seafarer, Dean Summers swum the English Channel to raise money for a charity that supports seafarers. HRAS spoke to him after this marathon effort to find out why he dedicates his life to seafarers’ well-being. HRAS: What inspired you to swim … Continue reading The HRAS Interview with Dean Summers of ITF Australia

The Big Welfare Debate London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review

The Big Welfare Debate London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review Maritime Welfare Sector Proposals Following The Big Welfare Debate at LISW 2015 Human Rights at Sea proposes three improvements for the maritime welfare sector. First. The establishment of a new funding mechanism directly supported by the maritime industry as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility position towards seafarers and fishermen. … Continue reading The Big Welfare Debate London International Shipping Week 2015: A Human Rights at Sea Review