Collective Bargaining Agreement For Indian Seafarers

At the request of the Star Masaya crew, SUR FETO will send a notice to the management of Sitinas Shipping Co asking them to enter into negotiations for the signing of a collective agreement approved by the ITF. In order to ensure the full effect of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1958 and the related rules and rules relating to the employment of Indian seafarers on ships flying the Indian flag and under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, M.S. Notice No. 07 of 2020 has imposed the following terms and conditions of employment, which must be clearly and clearly incorporated into the Seafarer Employment Agreements (SEA) / Articles of Agreement (AOA). Personal protective and working equipment, foodstuffs and foodstuffs, drinking water, hygienic and healthy living conditions and leisure facilities on board shall be made available free of charge to seafarers, as shall be indicated in the CBA/ESA/SEA; Subsequently, seafarers covered by the collective agreement are better informed about their rights and guarantees. For example, all crew members are now aware of the amount of the insurance payment in the event of disability or death – $104,000. The sailors confirm that the Japanese shipowner strictly complies with the terms of the agreement. In addition, following the signing of the agreement, the interests of the SDL Maya crew are now represented and safeguarded by the largest seafarers` union in the Asia-Pacific region, the JSU, which is close to the ITF. Both ships – Star Masaya (Marshall Islands flag, IMO 9166663) and SDL Maya (Panama flag, IMO 9384784) – have flags of convenience, but the crew of one of them is protected by the collective agreement approved by the International Transport Workers` Federation (ITF) and the crew of other ships is not.

They reaffirmed the existence of a fair collective agreement for each vessel that will conduct a flag of convenience. During this visit, the m/v Star Masaya was loaded with coal in the port of Nachodka – said Nikolai Sukhanov, the chairman of the SUR Far Eastern Territorial Organization. Although crew salaries are at a good level – the base rate for ab and captain is $1,364 and $9,360 respectively, Filipino, Greek and Romanian crew members have no guarantee of decent employment conditions, as there is no collective agreement on board…