SOVCOMFLOT and SUR signed collective bargaining agreement

Yesterday, October 25, in Moscow, the shipping company Sovcomflot and the Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR) have signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2019-2022. This  document guarantees decent working and living conditions  to Russian seafarers on board vessels during a voyage. SCF Fleet Crewing Manager, Mikhail Konoplev and  SUR Chairman, Yuri Sukhorukov put their signatures to the agreement.

According to SUR Vice Chairman, Vadim Ivanov, the collective bargaining agreement has been amended to comply with the decisions of the International Bargaining  Forum (IBF), the most important of which are  crew salary increase of 2.5%  and  increase of secured compensation payments. In addition, the parties agreed to negotiate wages during 2020.

The Seafarers' Union of Russia and Sovcomflot are long-standing social partners. SUR has been a  guarantor of the  fleet crews interests since 1993. Over 25 years of cooperation with the trade union, the shipowner has established himself as a reliable employer, which  vessels and working conditions meet international requirements.

Moreover, Sovcomflot is one of the few domestic companies that regularly renews and expands the fleet,  creating new jobs for Russian seafarers. To join Sovcomflot team is not just to have an opportunity to get a job on board a modern sophisticated vessel, but also to get guarantees for decent employment and standard of living.