7.1 Fair income for crew
Step 1: Payments/ compensation made are recorded and in line with the work agreement. Work contracts demonstrate required payment and records demonstrate compliance with payment The employee – employer relationship needs to be clearly defined in the work contract. Need to develop a sharing system exception and possible payments in other forms that must be legal. Repayments to outstanding loans shall be documented.
Step 2: Payments/ compensation are equivalent to at least the national standard or higher. Records demonstrate compliance of payments that are equivalent to the minimum national standard, are on time, in the agreed form of compensation, and direct to the employee.
Step 3: Fair compensation for crew. Salary documents– this should also include some reference to deductions from salary (or the reasons for deductions should be included into the contract of employment). No evidence of unfair compensation including bonded labor, etc.
7.2 Safety and Security at Sea
Step 1: Lifejackets, emergency water, and basic safety training. Radios and/ mobile phone (coastal). Evidence of compliance with basic safety training program.
Step 2: Daily radio contact with local Marine Coastal Service authority that all is well with vessel and crew. Advanced safety training. Basic safety training and first aid supplies on board. Evidence of compliance. Safety training and records, First Aid, Medical kits, Lifeboats, Lifejackets and Protective wear (boots, helmet, gloves, ventilation masks, etc.
Step 3: Repatriation at Sea. Vessel port in and port out notification, which includes a list of crew onboard vessel. Crew list has photographs of Fishers. Can get home if medical evacuation is required.
Step 4: EPIRB’s3 and /or Life-boats and compliance with national and international Safety and Sea regulations. Electronic submission of crew list at port in and port out. Spare parts and training to fix problems. Regular training and inspections. Evidence of compliance.
7.3 Working hours
Step 1: Working hours arrangement between worker and employer. Evidence of arrangement in a working agreement.
Step 2: Observance of minimum rest periods. Minimum rest hours per day = 10 (77 per week). Evidence of compliance with minimum rest hours (if the worker is required to stop then they must stop).
Step 3: Minimum # of days off at land or port per month and maximum time at sea in one trip. Check log books and records that demonstrate stops at port.
7.4 Grievance Mechanism
Step 1: Basic Grievance Mechanism In Place. Evidence that a hotline with a system that records the complaint.
Step 2: Evidence Grievance Mechanism is Functioning Effectively and Fairly. This should be documented in a contract of employment as should the fact that no “deposits” were lodged prior to working. Records of complaints and remediation.
Step 3: Freedom of Association is available to workers. Evidence that demonstrates the existence of worker organizations or No evidence of union busting
7.5 Sanitary Facilities
Step 1: Sanitized drinking water. Visual inspection, random spot inspection, feedback mechanism or evidence of appropriate water quality.
Step 2: Hygenic living quarters. Visual inspection, random spot inspection, and feedback mechanism.
Step 3: Clean wash rooms and toilet facilities. Visual inspection, random spot inspection, feedback mechanism, and / or cleaning record.