ITF, Bourbon Sign Agreement

Marinelink.com
Monday, July 15, 2013
(left to right), Norrie McVicar, ITF OTFG chair; Christian Lefèvre, Bourbon CEO; and Marcel Tanguy, adviser to the general secretary of the CFDT

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce the signing of a co-operation agreement with Bourbon, a major provider of marine services to the oil and gas industries in over 45 countries worldwide. The ITF states that this signing signals a continuing push for fairness and equality in the offshore industries.
 


The agreement, signed between French union the CFDT, the ITF offshore task force group (OTFG) and Bourbon, states that:
 


The purpose of the agreement is to create an open channel of information between CFDT / ITF OTFG and Bourbon about industrial relations issues in order to continuously improve and develop good work practices in all Bourbon entities worldwide.


Based on the Parties' common recognition of fundamental human rights and Bourbon’s own values, the purpose is to monitor the practical application of the agreed principles and to discuss any improvements in the working practices or any positive contribution the Parties may make to the eradication of poverty through economic and social progress.


The agreement also lays out provisions for dialogue, implementation, workers’ rights, local industrial relations, health and safety and environmental protection.


 
Paddy Crumlin, ITF president, applauded the move, commenting: “This agreement builds on existing agreements in the offshore industry and demonstrates the increasing awareness within that industry andbeyond of the advantages of forward-looking industrial relations and the huge importance of the MLC.”



Christian Lefèvre, CEO of Bourbon, declared: “This agreement is fully in line with the strategy of BOURBON to implement optimal conditions for the efficiency, safety and well-being of its collaborators under the flag of excellence.”


 
Bourbon has a workforce of 10,300 from 87 different nationalities, and a fleet of 458 vessels, with more being built.


 
Norrie McVicar, chair of the ITF task force group and signatory, along with the CFDT and BOURBON, of the agreement reported:  “Bourbon seeks to operate under the banner Flag of excellence, and the ITF is pleased to work with it to deliver this objective and to promote the best possible implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC).”

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

HHI to Deploy Dassault Systèmes' Design Platform

Hyundai Heavy Industries Selects Marine & Offshore Industry Solution Experiences for Design and Engineering of Offshore Structures Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company,

Huisman Debuts Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane

In order to provide reliable solutions for subsea installation in increasingly deeper water and offshore construction in severe weather conditions, Huisman introduces

Scafi Expands Fleet with Italian Damen Tug

Damen is to construct a new ASD 3212 tug for Scafi, the Italian shipping group that includes a number of international towing companies. The contract cements their

Energy

Petroecuador Tenders to Buy High Octane Naphtha

State-run Petroecuador has launched two tenders to buy a total of 22 cargoes, 240,000 barrels each, of high octane naphtha RON 87 and 93 for delivery starting on May 21-23,

Norway's Oil Sector May Face More Project Cuts, Delays

More oil and gas projects in Norway could be put on hold because of rising costs, adding to a growing list of developments that have been delayed or called off,

Transneft Worried Ukraine Will Take its Hungary Pipeline

Russia's oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said it was worried Ukraine may take control of its oil product pipeline to Hungary.   A row over ownership of the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1261 sec (8 req/sec)