About MESA

What we do?

The DAD-DER (Marine Employees’ Solidarity Association) is an independent trade union in Turkey, affiliated to the ITF, to secure that all crews on board vessels calling Turkish ports are covered with acceptable CBAs. The ITF is a federation of more than 700 trade unions in more than 150 countries representing 4,5 million transport workers and its policies are widely known and recognized by the ship owners and other maritime operators also.


Do you need help?


If you are on board or in port and have an urgent problem, you should contact the nearest ITF Inspector of which you can find contact details below. If you have another problem you can contact us by phone or email. We will do our best to resolve your problem.

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