A new ITUC study, conducted by researchers at the University of Greenwich, shows that stepping up public investments can have significant positive impacts on employment and overall economic growth.

Thanks to the efforts of the International Transport Workers Federation' Inspectorate in Russia about USD1,3 million of  back wages had been recovered in 2022 from shipowners in favor of seafarers. For the last year they conducted 354 inspections with focus on working conditions of seafarers.

A few days ago a Chief Officer of  bulk carrier Sea Cruiser applied to Seafarers' Union of  Russia for help. The vessel (flag of Palau/1989-built) is owned by a Turkish company and is engaged in  shipments between the Black Sea ports. Ahead of the vessel's arrival to Yeysk the seafarer contacted the trade union and asked to assist him to settle the issue concerning a payment of wages.

The International Seamen's Club in Nakhodka, hosted a presentation of the new book "Escape from Busan" by journalist Leonid Vinogradov, who has worked as an ITAR-TASS correspondent for a long time. The event was attended not only by representatives of the Far East Territorial Organization of the SUR, but also by the first readers of the book – the seafarers. 

The new ITUC leadership has been unveiled at the conclusion of the 5th ITUC World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.
Nearly 1,000 participants from over 120 countries representing over 200 democratic workers’ organisations took part in five days of debate and discussion to shape the next four years of action by the global trade union movement.

On November 17-22, the 5th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation will be held, which focuses on the demand for a New Social Contract. On the eve of the Congress, the ITUC women's conference will be held, at which trade union activists will discuss a strategy to promote gender equality and justice in the context of the global crisis in healthcare, economic and social spheres. 

Crew changes remain a challenge for a shipping industry. This is evidenced by a significant number of marine workers asking  the Seafarers' Union of Russia  to assist in signing off from the vessel. Recently the St. Petersburg office of the SUR has received one of such appeals: a crew member of the tanker Nox (IMO 9038531, Panama flag, 1993- built) told that though his contract had ended the company was in no hurry to repatriate him. On the contrary, the company offered the seafarer to extend the contract of employment. The Russian seafarer was not ready for this: he wanted to return home.

The Seafarers’ Union of Russia assisted  the crew member of m/v Twin Castor to receive his back pay. The m/v Twin Castor,  a former m/v Svet, was taken over by a new owner and manager because of sanctions. The seafarer has worked on board this tanker for 10 days only, it was due to the handover of the vessel. The seafarer completed his work on board and signed off from the vessel  in May. In July he turned to the SUR as the new owner had not payed him the salary.

Today the Inspectors of  Far Eastern Territorial Organization of the SUR  have visited  the m/v VF Glory, berthed at the sea fishing port of Nakhodka and found out that there was no collective agreement of the International Transport Workers Federation on board. A good thing  that at least insurance certificates, required in accordance with  the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, were available on board the VF Glory (flag of Panama, IMO 9486271, dwt 8442, 2008 built). 

The 1st May slogan of the Confederation of Labour of Russia.

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