On February 7, 2019 an extended meeting was held at National University «Odessa Maritime Academy» on the work’s results of USPA in 2018 and its development prospects for 2019 with the participation of the representatives of the company’s management, management units, trade union organizations and the USPA‘s branches. Mikhail Kireev, Chairman of the Marine Transport Workers‘ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU) noted that MTWTU was pleased with the positive activities’ results of USPA considering that most of the port workers of the company were the members of the Marine Transport Workers‘ Trade Union of Ukraine. Therefore, it was important for those people to have stable work, decent wages and high social guarantees.

 Topical issues were considered for which an acceptable solution should have been found: the issue of tender procurement of security services of some USPA‘s branches, the planned reduction of employees, a number of problems on the concession of the Kherson port and the issue of marine training centers.

In addition, it was noted that USPA increased its representation in the commission for the conclusion and control over the Industry Agreement’s implementation last year.

According to the results of the work carried out, the participants were awarded certificates. At the end of the event, M.V. Miyusov, the Rector of National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” invited everyone to the celebration of the 75th University’s anniversary.