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.