The Russian authorities are using “foreign agent” legislation against MPRA, the closest thing Russia has to an independent trade union. 

The Statement of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR) on liquidation of the Inter-Regional Trade Union “Workers’ Association” (MPRA), affiliated to KTR and IndustriALL Global Union. On December 10, a city court in St. Petersburg decided a liquidation of the MPRA.

The Seafarers’ Union of Russia and a Norwegian company, Wilson Ship Management, signed a new collective agreement for 2018—2020.

The Novoprof union of workers at Unilever's ice cream factory in Omsk (affiliated with the KTR and the IUF) has successfully negotiated a wage increase which puts wages ahead of the projected inflation rate.

Not more than one thousand US dollars a month—such salary are paid to crew members of the three vessels, which are loading in the port of Nakhodka. Nikolai Sukhanov, the Chairman of  SUR Far Eastern Territorial Organization (SUR FETO), said that there are no ITF collective agreements on board the vessels Glorious Earth (flag of Panama, IMO 9652375), Steel Honesty (flag of Liberia, IMO 9198393) and Glorious Future (flag of Panama, IMO 9370977),  and therefore the wages of their crews  do not reach the minimum rate,  required by ITF.

From 25th to 27th of September in port of Nakhodka, Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR) was holding meetings with crew members of three tankers: Igrim, Immanuil and Glorystar. The main purpose was the verification of implementation the requirements of collective bargaining agreements previously concluded between SUR Far Eastern Territorial Organization (SUR FETO) and the companies TransoilPetropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Shipping Company and Nakhodka-Tanker.

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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