In this section you will find some of the campaigns run in past years by Nautilus International and its predecessors. Many of the campaigning issues raised are as relevant today as they were when the campaigns were initiated. The Union still actively campaigns on those issues but often in different or larger ways. You can read about our current campaigns in the Campaigns section of What we say.
The Union's Sea Sense campaign played a pivotal part in the decision to launch the UK tonnage tax scheme in 2000, together with an associated training requirement.»
The Union ran a long UK campaign to highlight the fact that food imported by sea can be responsible for less carbon pollution than locally-produced food.»
As Nautilus has a large number of members working in the public sector, we joined other UK unions to oppose the public spending cuts instigated by the UK government in 2008.»
The Union campaigned against the UK government's so-called Red Tape Challenge, concerned that this was a veiled attempt to cut costs through the removal of vital safety measures. »
In the UK, the Union campaigned for many years to ensure the tax rules for seafarers reflected the special nature of their work. The campaign centred on the Seafarers’ Earnings Deduction.»