Vladivostok. February 12. VOSTOK-MEDIA. Elena Kashkarova — The first international collective agreement for 2013-2015, which meets all requirements of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) signed today in Nakhodka.
According to RIA "Vostok-Media" Deputy Chairman of the SUR Nikolai Sukhanov, more than 500 Russian seamen working in the world's largest tanker company «Stolt Tankers BV» Far East Russia now start to work on terms consistent with international requirements and standards.
At the meeting, the decision to bring a collective agreement in accordance with the requirements of the Consolidated Convention for Seafarers, 2006, which shall enter into force on 20 August 2013 in Russia and other countries. Under the current collective bargaining agreement in 2013 will mean an increase in the seafarers' wages by nearly 18 percent. Extra charge for length of service doubled from an annual increase of $ 100 for each year of continuous work in the company. And today is the payment is made when you are in vacation senior commanders of U.S. $ 600 per month.
All seafarers working in the company are insured against accidents during shore leave for 25 thousand dollars and every sailor has retirement savings from a company that can get after reaching retirement age.
Increased the amount of insurance for the loss of life and health in the privates with 60 thousand dollars to 93 thousand. Stipulated and approved amount of aid in the organization of burials to 1500 U.S. dollars.
When working in war zones and areas of pirated insurance doubled, and the wage paid a bonus of 100 percent of the base rate. Seafarer should be warned in advance about the work in war zones, and may refuse to work in this area, without prejudice be recruited by other ships of this company.
The collective agreement for 2013 have been made all the necessary amendments that have been proposed sailors and the union in the run-up to the signing of this important document. The necessary amendments to the existing collective agreement will further improve the working conditions of the Russian sailors as the salary of the captain will exceed 12 million U.S. dollars, while the crewman will grow from 1,740 to 1,990 U.S. dollars per month.