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The Global Seafarer: Living and Working Conditions in Globalized Industry

Alderton, Tony; Bloor, Michael; Kahveci, Erol; Lane, Tony; Sampson, Helen; Thomas, Michelle; Winchester, Nik; Wu, Bin and Zhao, Minghua (2004). The Global Seafarer: Living and Working Conditions in Globalized Industry. Geneva: ILO.

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This volume offers a systematic account of the effects of globalization on the shipping industry and seafarers' lives. The seafarers' labour market is changing rapidly and this study discusses the challenges encountered in recruitment practices, trade unions and collective bargaining, as well as training, certification and fraudulent certification. Wages, contracts, and tours of duty are also investigated, and the book includes in-depth treatment of seafarer safety and hazard exposure.

Innovations such as automated engine rooms and the global maritime distress and safety system, the internationalization of ship registrations, multinational crewing and reductions in crewing levels, and the rise in ship management companies have had a profound effect on seafarers' living and working conditions. This perceptive book examines these and future issues for regulation and enforcement.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2004 International Labour Organization
ISBN: 92-2-112713-3, 978-92-2-112713-0
Keywords: seafarer; working conditions; conditions of employment; living conditions; globalization of the economy; developed country; developing countries
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 40014
Depositing User: Nik Winchester
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2014 15:53
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:22
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