Seafarers to receive National Minimum Wage
New legislation will ensure seafarers get paid at least equivalent to the UK National Minimum Wage.
The UK government has introduced new legislation to make sure seafarers get paid at least equivalent to the UK National Minimum Wage.
The changes mean that thousands of seafarers regularly entering the UK will receive fairer pay.
The Seafarers’ Wages Bill – introduced in the House of Lords – enables port authorities to deny access to services calling regularly at UK ports who do not pay their workers equivalent rate to the UK National Minimum Wage (NMWe) for time spent in UK waters.