The In-Employment Conditions of Chinese Seafarers

  • Pengfei Zhang


When seafarers are employed, they are faced with a variety of in-employment conditions. The rights and obligations of seafarers and their employers will be subject to the seafarers’ employment contract and to the compulsory requirements under national laws and regulations. In this chapter, the term ‘in-employment conditions’ refers to the other aspect being compared with pre-employment conditions. To certain extent, seafarers’ employment relationship are primarily determined by the terms and conditions in their contract. The seafarer’s employment contract is therefore of essential importance to the seafarer, and all seafarers have the right to have a signed contract as evidence of their employment relationship. Moreover, seafarers’ in-employment conditions rely on the proper implementation of the terms and conditions of the contract.


Minimum Wage Collective Bargaining Social Security System Employment Contract Labour Contract 
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  • Pengfei Zhang
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  1. 1.Southampton Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK

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