Запланированное судовладельцами снижение заработной платы – пощечина героям пандемии
Представители моряков приняли экстраординарное решение о прекращении переговоров о будущей ставке минимальной заработной платы моряков с национальными судовладельцами в лице Международной палаты судоходства.
«Коррупция в смартфоне»
«Коррупция в смартфоне» или об очередном «эксперименте» Мининфраструктуры и Морской администрации в сфере дипломирования моряков
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Confidence Inspiring Leader
On April 27, 2021, during its Third Report-Back Election Conference, the Local Black Sea Trade Union Organization of Seafarers reported to its members of the work done over the last 5 years.
Trapped on a Ship
Since 2017, an abandoned ghost AMAN ship has been in the Gulf of Suez. The Syrian seafarer Mohammad Aisha lived on board for four years, like in prison. He could not leave the place of his imprisonment as he assumed the court-prescribed responsibility for the ship's safety.
The Maritime Administration Violates the Requirements of the Ukrainian Legislation
The Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine received information that the Maritime Administration sent a letter to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about the alleged "start of an experiment on issuing seafarers qualification documents in electronic format" and also on sending to IMO samples of seafarers' qualification documents containing a QR-code.
Three Ukrainian Seafarers Detained in Spain for Transporting Prohibited Cargo
At the end of last week, the relatives of three Ukrainian seafarers that were detained on March 27, 2021, in Spain contacted the Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine.
UK International Seafarer Vaccination Hub
Nautilus International and the UK Chamber of Shipping have urged Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP to support establishing the UK as an international seafarer vaccination hub, where seafarers of all nationalities can access Covid-19 vaccines while their vessels are in ports around the UK.
Update on Blank Seafarers’ Qualification Documents
Seafarers and crewing companies often request the MTWTU to comment towards the seafarers’ qualification documents that contain a QR-code though do not meet the requirements for special security elements defined by Ukrainian legislation.
MTWTU Helped Seafarer Receive Medical Aid Onboard
The Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine helps seafarers in trouble, whether it is wage arrears, illegal termination of an employment contract by a shipowner, or shipowner's failure to comply with requirements on ensuring decent living and working conditions on the ship. And today, the number of requests for help has increased due to global restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Video conference with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine
On March 29, 2021, a meeting between the representatives of crewing companies, higher maritime educational institutions and officials of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine took place via video conference.