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Danish Maritime Officers: Young officers must take pay cut

The Danish officers’ organisation, Danish Maritime Officers, now proposes that young officers must be paid less. Among other things, to make sure they can feel the difference when becoming a senior officer.

Now, Danish Maritime Officers proposes that young officers must accept a pay cut. One of the reasons behind the idea of the Danish officers’ organisation is that a lower pay for junior officers will help reduce the costs of shipping companies. In his comment in the organisation’s recent magazine, the Chairman of Danish Maritime Officers, Jens Naldal, suggests that the industry parties must agree to a new and more competitive pay to newly-trained officers. “I would like to invite the engineers, the shipowners and not least the young officers to a debate and dialogue on the future pay level,” Jens Naldal (picture) says.

“In my view, it is necessary to agree to a permanent agreement on lower wages for the junior officers and thereby, a reduction of the shipping companies’ cost levels if the ideas of a competences fund will make sense for all companies in the Blue Denmark.”

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