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  • Crew home but challenges ahead

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Why are we called the Norwegian Seafarers' Union?

Why are we called the Norwegian Seafarers Union when we represent seafarers from all over the world?

We are called the Norwegian Seafarers Union (NSU) because, historically, our agreements were signed with Norwegian ship owners and most of the crew we represented worked under a Norwegian flag.

Today, we support seafarers of all nationalities in all kinds of jobs. From the Captain of a fishing vessel to a Galley Steward on a cruise ship, we cover domestic and international seafarers in across the shipping industry.

It is the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) that decides which companies are covered by different unions. Companies and ship owners cannot choose which union represents their seafarers.

News

  • Ship visits and seminars cancelled for 2020

    04.09.2020 Read more

  • Crew home but challenges ahead

    04.09.2020 Read more

  • Watch and share this short film about what we do and who we are

    28.08.2020 Read more

More news
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