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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

REPATRIATION To ensure that seafarers are able to return home You have a right to be repatriated at no cost to yourself under the following circumstances: your employment agreement expires while you are abroad the ship-owner terminates your contract you terminate the contract for reasons that are justified you are unable to carry out your […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

WAGES To ensure that seafarers are paid for their services You have the right to be paid regularly and in full, at least monthly, and in accordance with your employment agreement or CBA. Your employer must provide you with a monthly account setting out payments due and amounts paid, including wages additional payments and the […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

Seafarers’ Employment Agreement To ensure that seafarers have a fair employment agreement You are entitled to a fair employment agreement or contract setting out the terms and conditions of your employment. It must be signed by you and your employer, be easy to understand and legally enforceable. On the employer’s side, it can be signed […]

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A Seafarers’ Bill of Rights

To ensure that seafarers have access to an efficient and well-regulated seafarer recruitment and placement system Crewing agencies offering recruitment services must not charge you for finding you work. The only costs that can be charged to you are those for obtaining your national statutory medical certificate, your national seafarers’ book, your passport or similar […]

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C-180 [Seafarers’ Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships]

ARTICLE 11   1. Every ship to which this Convention applies shall be sufficiently, safely and efficiently manned, in accordance with the minimum safe manning document or an equivalent issued by the competent authority. 2. When determining, approving or revising manning levels, the competent authority shall take into account: a. the need to avoid or […]

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C-179 [Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers]

ARTICLE 10   A Member which has ratified this Convention may denounce it after the expiration of ten years from the date on which the Convention first comes into force, by an act communicated to the Director-General of the International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the […]

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C-179 [Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers]

ARTICLE 1   For the purpose of this Convention: the term “competent authority” means the minister, designated official, government department or other authority having power to issue regulations, orders or other instructions having the force of law in respect of the recruitment and placement of seafarers; the term “recruitment and placement service” means any person, […]

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C-178 [Labour Inspection]

ARTICLE 5   Inspectors shall have the status and conditions of service to ensure that they are independent of changes of government and of improper external influences. Inspectors provided with proper credentials shall be empowered: to board a ship registered in the territory of the Member and to enter premises as necessary for inspection; to […]

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