Foreign North Sea sailors given minimum wage pledge in UKStaff Writer | November 18, 2016
The UK transport minister John Hayes has pledged to ensure foreign sailors working in the North Sea are paid the minimum wage.
Wages Less than £6.70 an hour
At times more than half of the foreign-flagged vessels contracted by the North Sea oil industry pay less than the basic rate, according to the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF). Some are paid as little as £2 an hour, the ITF claims.
It is already possible for seafarers to apply for minimum wage protection on an individual basis if they can prove that they "ordinarily" work in the UK. ■