Call for seafarers to be designated key workers internationally

30/03/20: Unions have written to G20 leaders urging them to protect crucial global supply chains by designating seafarers as key workers. In the UK, seafarers have been included on the list of key workers - securing continued operations and movement whilst COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

ITF Seafarers says, "It is vital that the world’s seafarers are granted exemptions from travel bans when joining or leaving their ships, in order to keep the world’s maritime supply chains functioning."

Source: ITF Seafarers, 30/3/20

Read the full statement here.


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