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Politicians are dragged into DIS dispute

Danish Maritime Officers has on behalf of its 3,200 members been granted an audience with the Danish Parliament’s tax and business committees concerning the dispute about the net wages of Danish mariners. This happens in the midst of negotiations about a tax reform which is central to the maritime officers’ lawsuit against the shipowners.

In the midst of the tense political tax reform negotiations of the Danish Parliament at Christansborg, members of the Parliament’s tax and business committees will on Thursday become involved in the dispute about the wages of maritime officers on board DIS ships.

The Danish Maritime Officers has been granted an audience with the two committees, with the aim of informing the committees about the dispute. The union believes that the DIS legislation ensures that net wages will be regulated when changes are made to the tax system. The Danish Shipowners’ Association has, on behalf of its members, denied this claim. As a result, the maritime officers' union has taken the case to trial in order to test the legislation and the question of whether the shipowners are under obligation to compensate the net wages under DIS.

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