The “maritime sectors” occupational group of the Belgian Union of Transport Workers (UBT) unites “water workers”. It not only represents boatmen, officers and sailors of the merchant navy and inland waterways, but also fishermen, passenger transport workers, the dredging sector and port and sea tugs. Last but not least, we also protect the interests of fish sorters, as well as canal and river workers.

Although the above professions may not represent Belgium’s largest transport sectors, the nature of their work and highly specific regulations make them extremely vulnerable. The UBT will fight tooth and nail to protect them.