Since early October, the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine launched a new format of events for the young generation of trade union activists. Every Tuesday, the MTWTU invites a group of cadets of the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” to its head office to get acquainted with the Union’s work.
Future seafarers, especially the cadets of junior grades, are often not fully aware of all the risks that accompany their employment and subsequent work aboard a foreign ship. Thus, the MTWTU informs them of how and where to check whether the crewing mediator has been licensed for the provision of employment services abroad, teaches to check whether a vessel is covered by the ITF CBA; what to pay attention to when reading employment contract and collective agreement and much more. The Union pays special attention to the provisions of employment contract and CBA with regard to wages, period of employment, early contract termination, sickness or injury and so on. The MTWTU experts also share the links allowing to find the contact details of every ITF Inspector in the world and get the necessary assistance in case of an emergency during the voyage.
Besides that, the cadets
learn about the activities of the
Local MTWTU Organization of
Cadets of the NU “OMA”, being
able to join the organization
and the union movement in
general at any time.