ShippingWatch

Trade union reprimands shipping industry for lack of seafarer rights

Trade union ITF is serving a broad side to the shipping industry on Day of the Seafarer. The day becomes meaningless when thousands of seafarers are trapped on ships due to Covid-19 restrictions, ITF argues.

Photo: Debie Morera

Friday marks the international Day of the Seafarer with tributes and declarations of respect pouring in from near and far for seafarers aboard ships worldwide.

But these words ring hollow when thousands of seafarers are trapped on ships due to Covid-19 restrictions long after their contracts have expired, while many of them still have difficulty accessing vaccines, writes trade union ITF, International Transport Workers' Federation.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Banks predict more upgrades from container carriers

Maersk won't be the only carrier to announce an upgrade due to a red-hot container market fueled by sky-high rates and massive demand. Others will raise their expectations as well, according to SEB Enskilda and Sydbank.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest news

See all jobs