SUR and Norwegian Stolt Tankers B.V. signed an agreement in Nakhodka

The Seafarers' Union of Russia (SUR) and Stolt Tankers B.V. shipping company confirmed the  course  towards providing the decent  social guarantees  for seafarers. The both sides signed a collective agreement for  2019-2021 which is  in line with the ITF requirements. The SUR vice-chairman Nikolai Sukhanov and  the SUR  Far Eastern Regional Organization inspector  Vitaly Miroshnichenko, for  one  part, and the HR manager Igor Segeda and  the fleet manager at Asia-Pacific region Valentins Baburgs, for  the part of  Stolt Tankers B.V,  took part in the talks. Vladimir Nikitenko, the chief executive  of Primtanco crewing agency, visited a working meeting. Through the  negotiations the parties  discussed the  performance of previously signed agreement  2015-2018 and  come  to the  mutual consent that it has been realized without breaches. A master's wage  is over USD13,000  and  a seaman is paid approximately USD2,000. Today there are over 400 seafarers from the Russian Far  East region working at Stolt Tankers B.V. 

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