Progress against milestone 3.2020.5

Workers across all phases of ship lifecycle, onboard and offshore, have access to union representation and their working and living standards are improved. 

April 13, 2023

The Seafarer Wages Act is now part of UK law.

A key part of the government’s 9-point plan for seafarers, the new law protects those working on vessels that operate an international service from being paid less than the national minimum wage. The action plan grants British ports the power to refuse access to ships that fail to comply.

Source: UK Parliament