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Nautilus reports

A new deal for maritime professionals: key reforms for a Labour government

Outline of key reforms the Union wants any incoming Labour government to address to protect seafarers, grow employment opportunities and ensure worldclass maritime training. They cover training, and support for jobs in strategically important sectors like ferries and offshore renewable energy.

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General Meeting Report 2023

This report, produced for our 2023 General Meeting, reflects on the strategic objectives and measures set out in our ongoing Strategic Plan and provides details of the work that has been done across the Union’s specialist divisions over the past four years.

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Nautilus cadet: survey cost-of-living crisis

Nautilus International survey of the real cost to cadets' basic living expenses during their training. It shows British Merchant Navy cadets are being crushed by debt as the cost-of-living crisis deepens, with a third considering dropping out of training altogether. (April 2023)

Partnership publications

Insights into seafarer training and skills needed to support a decarbonized shipping industry

Nautilus is part of the international Maritime Just Transition Task Force, which recently commissioned a report by the DNV classification society to seek insights into the seafarer training and skills needed to support a decarbonised shipping industry.

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The Maritime Barometer 2022

To celebrate the vibrancy of the maritime industry, Nautilus International commissioned a second survey of 2,000 UK residents in July 2022, polling on public attitudes to maritime.

Partnership publications

The true causes of inflation: a GFTU publication

GFTU publication on the cost of living crisis 'The True Causes of Inflation: Weak Production and High Profits'. Co-written by Costas Lapavitsas, James Meadway & Doug Nicholls.

Partnership publications

Giving members voice: Unions 21 publication

A Unions 21 publication. 'Giving members voice: a typology of of membership engagements'

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Fair Ferries report whitepaper 2022

Nautilus White Paper: Fair Ferries – The public' s response to the P&O Ferries scandal

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Fair Ferries Manifesto

Fair Ferries Manifesto: An outline of the Union's Fair Ferries Strategy which introduces a framework agreement that would require collective bargaining to be concluded with ferry operators on routes to and from UK ports.

Advice and guidance

A guide to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

A guide explaining members’ rights to decent living and working conditions at sea under the MLC. The full text of the amendments adopted on 13 May 2022 at the fourth meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, can be found at:

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P&O Ferries safety briefing

Nautilus safety briefing on P&O Ferries: In a safety critical industry such as shipping, the importance of a competent, well trained, experienced crew cannot be overstated.

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Nautilus social conditions report

Download the full Nautilus International Social Conditions Survey Report – the latest instalment of a decades-long research project to measure how our members are being treated in the maritime workplace.

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