|Document ID (ISN)||102454|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Mayhew C., Grewal D.
||Occupational violence/bullying in the maritime industry: A pilot study
||Oct. 2003, Vol.19, No.5, p.457-463. 23 ref.
||In this study on violence and bullying among seafarers, data were gathered from 108 seafarers of various nationalities by means of questionnaires and structured interviews. The international seafaring labour force was found to exhibit all the characteristics of the precarious labour force: weak labour market position, long hours of work, comparatively poor pay and frequency of violence and bullying. Such findings were not unexpected, given recent comprehensive studies of precarious labour in other industry sectors. However, the major differentiating factor was that seafaring crews are often multicultural, and this sometimes exacerbated tensions, leading to interracial violence, for example. Because most seafarers usually work far from their home social support networks, their vulnerability to a range of exploitative mechanisms is heightened. The implementation of the in-progress ILO code of practice on violence and stress at work in the service sector, based on the report entitled "Violence at work" (see CIS 00-599), may be a key step in reducing the risks of violence and bullying among seafarers.
||bullying; violence; sea transport; ships
||Sweden; Australia; Malaysia; ILO; directive; hours of work; survey; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Bullying and mobbing
Violence and terrorism