Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hmm.. sounds good news..

UK study urges equal crew pay
09 Jun 2010
A BRITISH government report today recommended an end to nationality-based pay for seafarers on UK ships. The report considered whether the government should outlaw the practice of differential pay altogether or allow owners to pay rates based on the cost of living in the home countries of foreign crew members. Speaking today in Parliament, new shipping minister Mike Penning said: “The issues raised by those who submitted evidence are important and the government wishes to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on this review of evidence before reaching conclusions on how to proceed.” The public has a fortnight to react to the report. Mark Dickinson, general secretary of seafarers’ union Nautilus International, welcomed the report and its recommendation that nationality-based pay be outlawed. “This issue has dragged on for far too long, and we hope that it can now be quickly resolved.”
Source: Safety at Sea International

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