Rally for the Passage of the Absentee Voting Bill

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UFS was the first organization in the maritime industry that pushed for electoral reforms. Among the major reforms that the union pushed was the passage of the absentee voting bill because the UFS believe that OFWs must be able to exercise their right to choose the leaders of the country even if they are abroad. […]

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Regular Participation during Labor Day Celebration

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As a workers group, the UFS is also a regular participant to mass activities to mark the celebration of the Labor Day every May 1st either to push for reforms aimed at improving the working conditions of Filipino workers and their families, or simply to mark the milestones and contributions of the Filipino workforce in […]

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Regular Participation in Migrant Workers Day Celebration

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As a labor organization, the UFS recognizes the importance and the contributions of Filipino migrant workers to our country and to its economy. It has actively participated in the annual Migrant Workers Day Celebration to pay tribute to the Filipino labor workforce in various parts of the world. In one of the annual celebration, the […]

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UFS Summit, Exhibit, Trade Fair and Congress

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Other than championing the rights and cause of Filipino seafarers, the UFS also occasionally provides opportunities for the men of the seas and their families to have worthwhile enjoyment and recreational activities. The union held its first ever UFS Summit in September 2004 at the Harrison Plaza in Pasay City that drew throngs of Filipino […]

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Active Involvement in Congressional Hearings

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As an ardent advocate of various Filipino seafarer rights and concerns, the UFS is always at the forefront of legislative lobbies as well as Congressional inquiries or probe especially on matters involving the maritime industry. UFS is almost always being invited to these undertakings either in the Senate or Congress. In fact, Engr. Ramirez has […]

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Promotion of Industrial Peace and Collaboration with ITF and Other Foreign Organizations

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UFS continuously works hand in hand with other labor organizations in the promotions of industrial peace in the workplace. At one instance, when several Filipino fishermen working onboard a Taiwanese fishing vessel near Mauritius waters sought the assistance of UFS because they were maltreated by their officers and co-workers onboard, UFS advised the Manila office […]

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