Better working conditions for seafarers: Council approves agreement between social partners

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  • 07/12/2017 19:11

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)


Thanks to the incorporation of the agreement into EU law, seafarers will be covered by a mandatory financial security system (photo: Marleen Valdmaa / Visit Estonia)

On 7 December the Council approved a directive which gives legal effect to an agreement between EU social partners in the maritime sector.

As a result of the agreement with social partners, amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention made in 2014 can be incorporated into EU law. 

Read more on the website of the Council of the European Union.