04.12.2019

The m/v DPL Alyur is not yet covered by the collective agreement, but perhaps it will appear soon

The shipping company Northwest Ship Management Ltd from Vladivostok paid off a debt of more than 3 million rubles to the Russian seafarers from the m/v DPL Alyur. It is reported by the Primorsky Transport Prosecutor's Office.

In September 2019 the crew applied for the department with a collective complaint about non-payment of wages. During the investigation the prosecutor sent a request to the harbourmasters of the controlled seaports to immediately provide information on the companys vesselscalls at Russian ports.As soon as the m/v DPL Alyur moored in Vladivostok the transport prosecutor sent 14 claims of crewmembers to the court to recover wage arrears from the shipowner. The employer without waiting for a court decision paid the crewmembers the full debt. Otherwise the court could impose serious restrictions including detention or arrest on the m/v DPL Alyur.

Northwest Ship Management Ltd is well known in the Seafarers Union of Russia. Earlier, the issue of signing a collective agreement was discussed with the representative of the employer, but the topic is still open.

As per the chairman of the SURprimary trade union organization of seafarers  of the city of Vladivostok , inspector of the  ITF, Peter Osichanskiy, it is likely that in the near future the company and the trade union committee will return to a working dialogue.

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