PRAVNI ZAPISI • Year VIII • No. 1 • pp. 95-113
RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES ON CRUISERS: NORMATIVES AND EXPERIENCES
Prof. dr Mario Reljanović
Associate Professor, Union University Law School Belgrade
Pravni zapisi, No. 1/2017, pp. 95-113
International Labour Law, cruisers industry, labour rights of seamen, International Labour Organization, International Maritime Organization
Work on ships falls into specific jobs, since the work process takes place in the same environment in which employee spends his own leisure time hence, employee needs to provide working conditions as well as living conditions on board, in terms of meeting all basic needs of employees. Although the so-called cruiser industry has been expanding in the world for several decades, there are no effective mechanisms that will enable respect of basic working rights of cruisers employees, as well as their proper working and living conditions. Among the rights that are constantly violated the most important ones concern the length of working hours, breaks, salaries. However, some other rights have been significantly reduced or threatened too, such as the right to dignity at work, protection against discrimination, abuse and sexual harassment, the inability to exercise collective rights. The paper deals with the study of these problems, both through an attempt to examine some of the possible universal legal frameworks to be applied, as well as through reports and examples of the practice of applying existing rules.