09.09.2015

The Meeting of Trade Unions' Representatives of The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

The Marine Transport Workers' Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU) met their foreign colleagues -the trade unions' representatives of the International Transport Workers' Federation from Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Croatia, Russia and Latvia on 2-3 September in Odessa. Mr. Steve Cotton, General Secretary of ITF led the foreign delegation. Mr. Cotton praised the work of trade unions in promoting the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), as well as MTWTU efforts to represent honorably the seafarers and dockers in his speech at the MTWTU plenary meeting in Odessa. Moreover, he noted that MTWTU had established fruitful partnerships with many international unions, including ver.di (Germany), ACV Transcom (Belgium) and SEKO (Sweden), and what is more, MTWTU is the undisputed leader in Ukraine in this regard. Besides, Mr. Cotton, and the representatives of foreign trade unions took part in the opening of the new MTWTU main office in Odessa, which was built with the help of ITF loan. M.V. Miyusov, the Rector of ONMA delivered a welcoming address on behalf of the ONMA staff at the opening of the meeting.