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Union calls for priority vaccines for sea and air workers

[ March 30, 2021   //   ]

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for seafarers and aviation workers to be prioritised by governments in their Covid-19 vaccination programmes. It follow a joint UN statement supporting this position.

ITF says that transport workers and their families have been in the front lines of moving people and cargo during the pandemic to ensure that essential supplies, food and medicines continue to get through.

International seafarers must be vaccinated as a priority group by both the governments of their home countries, and by the port states visited by the ships that they work on, says ITF.

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