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    ICS is the principal global trade association
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    Agreement on Minimum Wage
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    ICS represents the world's shipowners at IMO
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    ICS represents all sectors and trades and
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    ICS develops and promotes shipping
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    ICS is also the principal maritime employers'
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ICS is the principal international trade association for merchant shipowners and operators, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet.

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Agreement on Minimum Wage for Seafarers Announced

Agreement on Minimum Wage for Seafarers Announced

21 November, 2018

The decision, following two days of negotiations, was to update the minimum wage for an able seafarer by 27 USD over the next 3 years. The wages will provide an overall increase of 4.5% on the current rate of 614 USD, with an increase of 4 USD as of 1 July 2019, followed by an increase of 7 USD as of 1 January 2020 and a final increase of 16 USD as of 1 January 2021.

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