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75 years of seafarers’ minimum wage setting

It’s 75 years since the first minimum monthly wage for seafarers was set – the only sector with an international minimum wage. The figure is regularly updated by the ILO’s Joint Maritime Commission (JMC), established in 1920, and composed of representatives of Shipowners and Seafarers. The JMC meets 26-27 April to discuss an update to the current amount.

Date issued: 26 April 2021 | Size/duration: 1:30