A. Over 15,000 Filipino seafarers were being slaved, extorted and exploited since 1986 to present, those being employed at Holland America Line Inc. (HAL) as Principal; United Philippine Lines Inc. (UPL) as Manning Agency and AMOSUP as our seafarers union. The entire Filipino seafarers who are desperate to work for a living are FORCED to sign a BLANK contract, no exemptions even the Officers are bound to sign a BLANK contract!
B. From June 1, 2004 to November 30, 2006 HAL, UPL and AMOSUP forced the Filipino seafarers to pay their Travel Expenses, including those who embarked in Manila to joined the HAL vessels are also forced to pay the same amount (US$ 2,120.00) as deducted to those Filipino seafarers who joined the HAL vessels in other country. See this link: http://bit.ly/1cRDXzX
C. HAL, UPL and AMOSUP also used some greedy Filipino seafarers (accessory after the fact) to circumvent the US Maritime Law! As per Mr. Farzam my council, HAL, UPL, and AMOSUP bribed the US Court including the Filipino seafarers who intervene to screwed up the Rafales v. HAL et al so that the US Court will be force to approved the BAD Faith Settlement. See this link: http://bit.ly/1akc6Wu
D. UPL and AMOSUP are exploiting the Filipino seafarers to be their “Milking Cows”! See below links, some valid reason why AMOSUP must be abolished? http://bit.ly/1hnWyJJ & http://bit.ly/182aBBC