«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. Thisdocument guarantees decent working and living conditionsto Russian seafarers on board vessels during
a voyage. SCF Fleet Crewing Manager, Mikhail Konoplev andSUR 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 BargainingForum (IBF),
the most important of which arecrew
salary increase of 2.5%andincrease 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 aguarantor of thefleet crews
interests since 1993. Over 25 years of cooperation with the trade union, the
shipowner has established himself as a reliable employer, whichvessels and working conditions meet
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.