Ключові слова: maritime, Union Strategies, compensation, seafarers, maritime accidents


This study would be significant, especially for Trade Unions and shipping lines, and to make newcomer professionals more aware of the nature and alternatives available for labour compensation. This paper contributes to readers’ empirical and practice insights on maritime labour, law and professional practices, including management issues and implications. In addition, professionals involved in maritime labour matters like maritime lawyers, mediators, Insurance professionals and Trade Unions. Practically, this paper is structured as a teaching case study. It provides case-related descriptions, industry practices, legislative frameworks, and fundamental teaching rights facilitating as a teaching material, especially for domains on labour tribunals, maritime law, and labour compensation in related human resource aspects. The following objectives were taken into consideration in this teaching case study paper: to follow and assess the gaps where legislation has to meet to receive compensation for seafarer families; to create awareness of the current situation regarding compensation; to determine the future recommendations to make Union work more strategic. This teaching case study would observe the gap between the legislation and what is occurring in the practical scenario after seafarer recruitment during compensation policies. To present this case study, several relevant institutions, programs and scientific research were considered to increase union efficiency. The main conclusion of this paper highlights the importance of the union and the other programs, policies and strategies that should be adopted to make awareness of these issues.


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