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Remarkable deal sealed on pay and cargo-securing

Seafarers to get a 2.5% pay rise from 2019; by Jan 1, 2020, all lashing work is to be done exclusively by dockers

MANY seafarers sailing on open-register ships will receive a salary increase of 2.5 per cent from Jan 1, 2019. This will probably be seen as the key outcome of lengthy negotiations to create a new International Bargaining Forum (IBF) Framework Agreement.

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