Pensions&Taxes for seafarers

Once again the relevance of pensions and taxation matters reaffirmed among seafarers.

Attention! Virus outbreak!

The world is witnessing a fast developing new virus which originated in China late in 2019. This never before seen virus causes pneumonia-like symptoms and can be life threatening.

Denmark: New Initiative Launched to Get More Women on Board

Denmark has presented a new initiative aimed at increasing the share of women in Danish shipping companies.

IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador is appointed in Ukraine

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the appointment of the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine First Vice Chairman Oleg Grygoriuk as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador.

Negotiations with Danish shipowners

On the 22 January there was held a meeting of the MTWTU with Danish Shipping and the largest Denmark shipowner Maersk. It was organized with the direct involvement of a good partner of the MTWTU - Metal Maritime Chairman Ole Philipsen.

Working meeting of the MTWTU and Norwegian shipowners

The MTWTU First Vice Chairman took part in the meeting with Norwegian Seafarers' Union (NSU), Norwegian Union of Marine Engineers (NUME), Norwegian Maritime Officers' Association (NMOA), and Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA).

Good news from the MTWTU partners

We have already told our members about CrewingCenter job search platform. This time, there is a special offer - 80% discount for its services.

SOLAS amendments 2020 entered into force

A set of important amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) enter into force on 1 January 2020.

EXMAR is interested in Ukrainian seafarers

The MTWTU office was attended by the representatives of the Belgian shipowner and operator EXMAR and the ITS crewing agency.

All-Ukrainian Trade Unions Veche

On the 16th of January, 2020, the open All-Ukraininan Trade-Unions Veche was held in Kyiv. It was attended by over 60 thousand local trade union organizations from all the country, which have been delegated by 7 million trade unions members.

Information from the MFA of Ukraine

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, from March 1, 2020, Ukrainian citizens need a foreign passport to travel to the Russian Federation.

IMO Legal Committee to consider an important document for seafarers

This document draws the attention of the Legal Committee to the serious problem of involvement of seafarers in criminal activities at sea and of the violation of seafarers' rights to fair treatment in the event of their detention on suspicion of committing crimes related to maritime trade and transportation, and it will be considered during the 107th Session of IMO Legal Committee (LEG) on 16-20 March, 2020.

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