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Document ID (ISN)102812
CIS number 03-1696
ISBN(s) 92-2-112713-3
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alderton T., Bloor M., Kahveci E., Lane T., Sampson H., Thomas M., Winchester N., Wu B., Zhao M.
Title The global seafarer - Living and working conditions in a globalized industry
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. xvi, 208p. Illus. Bibl. ref. Index. Price: CHF 30.00.
Abstract This study discusses the impact of globalization on seafarers from the standpoint of recruitment practices, role of trade unions and collective bargaining, training, certification, wages, contracts and tours of duty. A section is devoted to working conditions and occupational hazards. Despite the lack of comprehensive international data, there are indications of high fatality rates from occupational accidents among seafarers. Exposure hazards include those due to toxic substances being transported, and to asbestos in engine rooms. Bullying, loneliness, depression and suicide are also frequent in this population.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; sea transport; conditions of work; ships
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; bullying; ILO; role of workers' organizations; depressive neurosis; suicide; transport of materials; asbestos
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Globalization
Water transportation
Bullying and mobbing