Ukrainian Marine Trade Unions’ Federation ( the UMTUF ) was established while the First Founding Congress of first independent trade unions of the Ukrainian maritime industry took place on 15 January 1992 . The UMTUF is the all-Ukrainian a trade unions’ association which united the workers of Ukrainian maritime industry ( seafarers , dockers ) .
And now , same as during the precedent years , the UMTUF with its membership organizations have been taking active part in national and international trade union movements . For the time of its activity the UMTUF has rendered real assistance to thousands of the Ukrainian seafarers who serve on board the vessels of foreign shipowners . In 2006 within the UMTUF structure was created Special Seafarers Unit (the SSU ) , whose a main priority was first response to all seafarers’ complaints concerning violations of their labour and social rights .
The UMTUF represented about 25000 workers in the maritime economical complex (15000 seafarers and 10000). The National Service of Mediation and Conciliation made a decision through its order No 007/17-00-P dated on 9 of February 2017 has recognized the UMTUF to be representative on maritime economical complex of Ukraine. Being a part of the Common Representative Body, the UMTUF participated actively in collective negotiations and signing of the Industry Bargaining Agreement in the scope of maritime economical complex of Ukraine for 2013-2015 years . The UMTUF goes on to actively cooperate with the Ministry of Infrastructure , the Ukrainian Transport Employers’ Federation as for a control over the Industry Bargaining Agreement implementation .
The UMTUF is a party of the Joint Representative Body which is formed by the all-Ukrainian trade unions who are represented on the national level . The UMTUF participates actively in functioning of the Public Council under the Ministry of Infrastructure , the Ministry of Social Policy , State Inspectorate of Ukraine for Maritime and Inland Water Transport Safety, Odessa Region State Administration . President of the UMTUF Mr. Sliusarevskyi Maksym is a Chairman of the Public Council under the State Inspectorate of Ukraine for Maritime and Inland Water Transport Safety .
Also the UMTUF is being represented at a council of the experts and a social-economical council under the Ministry of Infrastructure . With the assistance of UMTUF it was created a Coordination Council of chairmen of Ukrainian marine transport trade union Organizations .
One of the main tasks and goals set before the UMTUF is to joining Ukraine to Maritime Labour Convention , 2006 (MLC 2006).