Norwegian Seafarers' Union
This website is set up to serve all non Norwegian speaking crew members
working onboard vessels covered by a collective bargaining agreement (CBA)
negotiated by the Norwegian Seafarers' Union. The site will be
updated with relevant information regarding the international shipping
industry and in particular the cruise industry.
Who are we?
The Norwegian Seafarers' Union (NSU) was founded in 1910 and organizes
Seafarers of all categories in domestic and international trade and deepsea
fishermen. The Union is affiliated to national and international
confederations, i.e the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF),
the European Transport Workers' Federation, the Nordic Transport Workers'
Federation and the Norwegian Conferedate of Trade Unions. A Congress that
consists of regionally elected Seafarers who meet every fourth year; a National
Board and Executive Board that is elected by the Congress governs NSU. The
Union's CBAs cover Seafarers employed on more than 1600 ships.
You can find the following information on the site:
Current information about what is going on within the NSU.
Current information about what is going on within the ITF pertaining
to the maritime industries.
Information about our seminars for crew members covered by our
Seafarers' House Old San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Recent and planned ship visits.
How to file a Grievance?
Suggestions for changes to your Collective Bargaining Agreement
ITF guidelines for cruise industry CBAs
Find your CBA