The 34th Asia-Pacific Seafarers Union Summit has started its work. It will last till October 7. The issues of emergency assistance to seafarers in distress are on the Summit's agenda. There are such questions as accidents, pirate attacks, unfair shipowners leaving crew without salaries and funds to their repatriation. Among the participants of the event are the Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR) delegation.

The Statement of the Commission on Gender Equality of the Confederation of Labour of Russia in support of the new International Labor Organization Convention on Violence in the World of Work.

On Wednesday, September 6, the Moscow City Court issued a ruling on the lawsuit of Aeroflot flight attendants Evgenia Magurina and Irina Jerusalimskaya. The claims of the airline workers were partially met. Russian trade unions welcome this decision and consider it necessary to seek the elimination of all types of discrimination for the airline employees.

Seven crew members of the tanker Crystal Nord (Russia-flagged, IMO 9016911) approached the Seafarers' Union of Russia Far Eastern Territorial Organization (SUR FETO) with a request for help.

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Russia's Supreme Court satisfied the Medvedeva cassational appeal on July 24, 2017. The Court sent a case involving a claim by Svetlana Medvedeva against Samara River Passenger Company (SRPP) for a new trial. Svetlana Medvedeva has made the attempts getting the permission to work in her motorman-helmsman specialization for the last five years.

Novoship's Primary Trade Union Organization of the Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR) held the report and election conference in Novorossiysk. The Primary Organization is the part of the SUR's South Territorial Organization. 51 delegates among the seafarers and the workers of Novoship's shore-based infrastructure evaluated the five-year period work of Primary Organization (PTO) on its merits. The delegates handed their ideas on future. Nikolay Popov was unanimously reelected as the PTO's chairman until 2022.

Following the meeting of Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov with the leaders of all-Russian trade unions of marine and river transport, the Head of the Ministry instructed the Administrative Department and the Department of State Policy on Marine and River Transport to urgently prepare an appeal addressed to the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation on the issue of seafarers' medical examinations. Yury Sukhorukov, Chairman of the Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR), highlighted the need for the urgent resolution of this problem at the meeting in June.

The ITUC has condemned the sentence handed down against trade union leader Larisa Kharkova by a Kazakhstan court today as a travesty of justice, and an affront to democracy.

Despite the union winning a lawsuit against Russia’s largest car manufacturer AvtoVAZ, 1,100 workers have yet to receive their compensation for three years’ work in harmful conditions. 

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