China increases seafarers’ basic salary by 7% 

45 countries designated seafarers as key workers

 

Chinese seafarers’ basic salary is to up 7% starting from the beginning of next year.

China Shipowner’s Association and China National Committee of the Chinese Seaman & Construction Workers’ Union have agreed to sign the 2022 version of Chinese Seaman Collective Agreement, which will be effective starting from January 1, 2022.

The agreement includes a document for improving employment benefits for seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic. These cover a 7% increase of basic salary for Chinese seafarers starting from next year, and provide a guideline for the guaranteed salary, vacation and onboard living and working conditions of crew.

China Shipowner’s Association and China National Committee of the Chinese Seaman & Construction Workers’ Union established collective negotiation working mechanism in 2009, playing a key role in promoting healthy and stable development of the shipping industry and safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests for seaman.



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