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. 

The Commission on Gender Equality of Russian Confederation of Labor made a statement on the eve of the International Children's Day.

The crew members of Russian-flagged Danapris-5 (IMO 8887387) and Danapris-1 (IMO 8889373) have addressed their appeal about few-months wage arrears to the Seafarers' Union of Russia' Azov and Don Territorial Organization (SUR ADTO). With the union's help, the crew succeeded in returning the wage arrears partly, but the most of the sum has not come to them.

Interregional Trade Union Workers Association (ITUWA) has initiated mass lawsuits by employees against the management of the company AvtoVAZ. 180 workers are seeking financial compensation for harmful working conditions,which was not paid for several years.

By Russian standards, the news conference on Tuesday was unusual: an airing of grievances by two female flight attendants who had taken the rare step of suing Aeroflot, the country’s flag carrier, for age and sex discrimination.

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