Seafaring industry faces economic crisis, decline in competent crew

Notwithstanding bail-out packages from the world’s greatest economies like the US and the UK, the maritime industry has begun to feel the effects bof the global financial crunch.

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Wage Discrimination and Other Seafarers’ Woes

“The rights of workers, that is, the right to be organized into unions, to collective bargaining, to security of tenure and to have a just and humane condition at work, are continuously being denied them by capitalists who are only after profits. This is, despite the fact that these are embodied by the Constitution and other international legal instruments and conventions,” says Joseph T. Entero, a maritime labor lawyer.