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BRIEF HISTORY OF BHARTIYA NAVI SENA UNION
ABOUT THE VISION OF MERCHANT NAVY

BNSU IS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH MERCHANT NAVY AS THE UNION IS FOR THE PEOPLE WORKING IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. THE UNION WAS FORMED IN JUNE, 2000 BY SHRI. SHRIKANT SARMALKAR DUE TO THE INJUSTICE INFLICTED TO THE PEOPLE WORKING IN SHIPS. IN THE SPAN OF LAST 12 YEARS, THEY HAVE HELPED ABOUT 6000 PEOPLE WITH JOBS AND HAVE GUIDED AND ENCOURAGED ABOUT 1000 PEOPLE FOR TRAINING.

TAKING TODAY’S STATISTICS IN MERCHANT NAVY, THERE ARE ONLY 5% MAHARASTRIANS IN IT. PEOPLE FROM MAHARASTRA HAVE BEEN NATURALLY GIFTED WITH SUCH A LONG AND NATURAL COASTLINE, WE WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE OUR OWN SONS OF THE SOIL AND GIVE THEM THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND CHANCE FOR A NEW PROFESSION ALL TOGETHER DIFFERENT WHICH VERY FEW ARE AWARE OF! BHARTIYA NAVIK SENA UNION LIKES TO PROMOTE THE MAHARASHTRIAN PEOPLE IN THIS TYPE OF INDUSTRY AND FOR THAT ALL SHOULD PROUDLY THINK OVER AND ENTER IN THIS TYPE OF PROFESSION.

WE ALL BE REALLY PROUD AND PRIVILEGED FOR EXCHANGING OUR SUPPORT AND GUIDENCE..

 
 

 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE UNION 

1. To make Mumbai as an ideal upto date port.
   
2. To make and maintain Mumbai as a key economic centre in India and at global level.
   
3. To create situation that the Indian seamen have continuous and regular employment opportunities.
   
4. To eliminate the temporary, insecure, unfortunate employment opportunities of seafarers.
   
5. To provide vocational attitudinal training, communication skill, behavior training to seamen to increase and update their efficiency in regular and continuous way.
   
6. To put India on top of the world maritime map.
   
7. Amendment to M. S. Act, 1958 to meet the present/ current and future needs of shipping industry and seamen.        
   
8. To increase the recruitment of Indian seamen by foreign companies/ manning agencies.
   
9. To accelerate investment on Indian ports by govt. to handle general cargo traffic and maritime traffic.        
   
10. To eliminate corruption and abuse of seamen.
   
11. Reduce unemployment & create employment opportunities by opening series of employment sources.     
   
12. Generate greater foreign exchange to strengthen Indian economy.      
   
13. To increase saving, investment on social security and improve social status and values.   
   
14. Assure payment of wages in time.
   
15. Assure safety of seafarers and their welfare fund/ P.F. Fund, super annuation and retirement fund, benefits/ dues.
   
16. Implementation of all ILO conventions related to Shipping Industry/ seamen and incorporate it amending M.S. Act, 1958.
   
17. Giving due importance to shipping industry as given to other industry by govt.
   
18. Encourage collective bargaining to arrive at amicable settlements for the improvement of the living/working conditions and upliftment of Indian seamen.
   
19. To establish peace and harmony in shipping industry.
   
20. Affiliation with International Transport Workers Federation and other larger union of seamen at international level.
   
21. To create social awareness and civic sense amongst seamen by providing opportunities during sign off periods for interaction in social gathering, meetings, conferences, seminars etc.  
   
22. To ensure, provide and meet the entertainment and spiritual needs of seamen on ships.
   
23. To ensure the immediate repatriation of abandoned seamen at foreign ports.           
   
24. To give priority of seamen’s security on ships.
   
25. To eliminate the manning agencies and take over that function by the union so that the budgeted wages of seamen reach them without it being robbed and eaten away in a substantial portion by the manning agencies.
   
26. To ensure representation and recognition of the union by all statutory bodies, shipping companies and manning agencies.  
   
27. To create trust from the contributions of seamen for construction of buildings, holiday resorts, hostels at all major ports and opening unions branches at all major ports.
   
28. To provide scholarships for the children of seamen and housing loan at cheaper interest rate from the trust.
   
   
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