The scapegoating of seafarers after maritime accidents continues to be a big issue – and it will form the centrepiece of a special symposium which will take place after this year's UK branch conference.
UK full members are warmly invited to register for the Union’s annual conference and the fair treatment symposium in Liverpool on 2 October. The symposium is based around the Union's strategic campaign on fair treatment.
Expert speakers – including Seafarers' Rights International head Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Helen Kelly of Lloyd's List – will lead discussions on one of the most important issues facing maritime professionals today. The symposium is open to the invitees from across the maritime sector, and to members attending the branch conference earlier in the day.
Branch Conferences are held each year in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland, except in the years when there is a General Meeting. Full members can attend the conference for the Branch which holds their membership. The UK national committee is keen to ensure a good turnout from members in the northwest of England this year.
Meetings of the Nautilus Young Maritime Professionals, Women's Forums and Lay Reps will also be held on Monday 1 October, and members attending those meetings will be able to stay on to attend the branch conference and symposium on the following day.
A limited amount of financial assistance is available for UK-based full members wishing to attend the meeting. This will be allocated across the various categories of membership to ensure appropriate representation for each category.
For further information, email Adele McDonald at email@example.com. You can also sign up by clicking the Book your place button. All the details are published in the July edition of the Nautilus Telegraph.