Safer at sea?
Conditions at sea for Myanmar seafarers are often dangerous , but our project partner, the Myanmar Maritime Workers Federation (MMWF) has taken a pragmatic approach and, among other things, have provided seafarers with strategies to work as safely as possible when equipment and resources on board offer inadequate protection.
Sixty six seafarers have attended the training to date and feedback has been extremely positive, with the vast majority agreeing or strongly agreeing that the training was relevant, helpful and well organised. Although some participants are still fearful that union involvement will affect their chances of promotion the union has gained dozens of new members. One satisfied participant, Phar Gyi, texted the President Tin Ko Ko Thet to say:
“I feel that there are so many benefits after this training within just one week… I am sure that I have improved teamwork and organising skills.”