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ILWU, ITF Secure Wages, Safety of Asian Seafarers in Tacoma

the Stand
“Seafarers are an invisible link in the global chain and are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation,” Faker said. “Workers in the Port of Tacoma were not going to let this vessel go anywhere while these workers’ lives were in peril.”


Solidarity Helps Seafarers on Cruise Ships

ILWU Dispatcher
Seafarers were in a precarious situation long before the COVID-19 crisis struck early this year. Many workers are now stranded on ships at sea, and others are afraid to return home for fear of losing their jobs in the future.


There Can Be No Compromise On The Right To Srike

Ruwan Subasinghe Equal Times
Despite being a fundamental human right enshrined in international law, the right to strike is certainly not guaranteed for all workers. In fact, transport workers are one of the groups increasingly being excluded from the right to strike by way of outright bans or public service, essential services or minimum services requirements that severely limit that right.
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