ShippingWatch

Shipowners attack EU proposal on seafarers' rights

A proposal by the EU Commission aims to equate seafarers with employees working on land when companies are sold and in relation to collective lay-offs: Highly problematic, says shipowners and members of the European Parliament.

European seafarers should have the same rights and conditions as other employees working on land, for instance in cases where a company is sold or is subject to collective lay-offs, says the EU Commission, which wants to eliminate a series of exemptions that currently apply to seafarers in relation to employer insolvencies, European cooperation committees, information and hearings, collective lay-offs, and corporate divestments.

The proposal is highly problematic, according to the Danish Shipowners' Association, among others, and the association seems to have some support from the European Parliament.

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free.
No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Nina Østergaard Borris takes over as USTC's CEO

Danish billionaire Torben Østergaard-Nielsen passes the position as CEO of USTC to his daughter Nina Østergaard Borris. ”A joint decision by the ownership,” Østergaard-Nielsen tells newspaper.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs