In a recent post, I showed how Filipino seafarers were being short-changed big time on their dollar remittances. How could such brazen cheating by unscrupulous manning agents be allowed to happen? I share the anguish and anger of those affected, so I have published a free guide which I hope will benefit seafarers everywhere.
What Seafarers Should Know About Remittances consists of just seven pages (including cover) with four sections:
• The Rules on Remittances Under ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
• Philippines: Rules on Remittances of Filipino Seafarers
• India: Remittance Rules for Indian Seafarers
• What seafarers can do if they are being short-changed in the conversion of their dollars or their family allotments are unduly delayed.
CLICK HERE to download a copy in PDF format.
There is probably little that can be done to check the greed of those who covet the dollars of seafarers. Nevertheless, I hope this little guide will serve to enlighten seafarers about their rights in regard to remittances — and to stand up for those rights.
~ Barista Uno