A ground-breaking agreement for non-EU national crew in the fishing sector

A ground-breaking agreement for non-EU national crew in the fishing sector PRESS RELEASE MADRID, 2 JUNE 2015 After several months of negotiations, the tuna company Albacora, the UGT and the global trade union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), today signed the first collective agreement covering non-European Union nationals employed on the company’s boats....

The Sustainability Incubator and Labour Safe join HRAS as new Supporting Entities from the global fishing sector

   New Supporting Entities join Human Rights at Sea from the global fishing sector Human Rights at Sea is delighted to welcome two new Supporting Entities to the HRAS organisation. Both Labour Safe and the Sustainability Incubator join Human Rights at Sea in the quest to bring solutions to the seafood industry for vexing issues...

Thailand will not recruit prisoners to work on fishing vessels

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND PRESS RELEASE 19 January 2015 Thailand will not recruit prisoners to work on fishing vessels On 16 January 2015, Mr. Sek Wannamathee, Director-General of the Department of Information, as a member of the Sub-committee on public relations and laws under the National Policy Committee to...

HRAS Comment: Murder of seafarers on the High Seas – Update

MURDER OF SEAFARERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq6wVaB8Wnc&feature=youtu.be   HRAS continues to investigate with other NGOs the factual background to this yet unverified footage. Whatever the location and background, the full footage clearly shows extra-judicial killings at sea, a failure to render assistance at sea and the killing of wounded seafarers;...

Korea Times News: Indonesian sailors seek $14 million in unpaid wages

Dong Won, Dong Nam taken to New Zealand court Former crew aboard the Dong Won 701, along with others, are at the center of a labour dispute between Indonesian sailors and Korean fishing companies being contested in New Zealand courts. / Courtesy of Marinetraffic.com  By Kim Young-jin Original Article: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/08/116_162229.html   More than 200 Indonesian...

Slave Free Seas (SFS) join the HRAS Initiative

It is with great pleasure that the HRAS Initiative can announce the engagement of Slave Free Seas as a HRAS ‘Supporting Entity’ and future collaborative partner for the forthcoming HRAS ‘Slavery at Sea’ work area. “Throughout the world there are many fishing fleets that have highly exploitative, slave-like conditions. Up until now, very little has...

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