What are my wage rights?

  • You have the right to be paid regularly and in full, at least monthly, and in accordance with your employment agreement or CBA.
  • Your employer must provide you with a monthly account.
  • Overtime records should be kept by the captain and endorsed at least monthly by you.
  • Your employer must ensure that you are able to send all or part of your earnings home – you shouldn’t pay unreasonable charges for this.
  • You should be paid in full any outstanding remuneration on termination of engagement
  • No deductions can be made from your pay unless expressly permitted by national law or agreed in the CBA.