Ukrainian Ports Join ILO Convention

The specialized port of “Oktyabrsk”, Ukraine hosted a meeting last week of the initiative group of companies serving ships with foreign sailors. The topic of the meeting was membership in the Convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO 2006) “On Maritime Labor”.

The event was attended by the heads of four Ukrainian ports and many other industry representatives.

During the meeting, they decided to support the objectives of the ILO Convention-2006. Furthermore, they decided to establish a Port Committee to ensure foreign sailors a comprehensive access to onshore socio-domestic infrastructure.

Alexander Kaloshin, Trade Union Chairman of the port of “Oktyabrsk”, was elected Chairman of the Committee.

Oktyabrsk, January 23, 2014

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