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Making sure seafarers are given a fair deal

The general level of pay and welfare on the world's fleet is something to be proud of

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Almost everybody would agree in principle that seafarers should get a fair deal for work they do, far from the sight and attention of most of us. But what does a fair deal mean? Well, recently there have been several developments that give some insight into that question. - PHOTO: AFP

ALMOST everybody would agree in principle that seafarers should get a fair deal for work they do, far from the sight and attention of most of us. But what does a fair deal mean? Well, recently there have been several developments that give some insight into that question. Pay is one issue that