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Infographic: Myths around the gender pay gap

Gender pay gap is a significant part of gender discrimination across all business sectors and maritime included. Recent ILOSTAT data showed that the median gender wage gap for 115 countries with available data is 14% in favor of men. In shipping, the latest survey by HR Consulting from Spinnaker Global showed men earn almost 44% more than women.

Top 10 challenges for young leaders

Being a leader is a challenging thing to do, especially in today’s cognitive-oriented society and the world of new technologies, that seem to transform every aspect of thinking, requiring new skills and abilities for sustainability. So what are the key challenges a young leader may encounter?

Maersk part of Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index

Bloomberg recently informed that 325 companies across 42 countries and regions are involved in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for 2020. Among those companies, is also the international container company, A.P. Moller – Maersk. 

Wharfies at Fremantle Container Terminal take 24-hour strike action

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) informs that two hundred wharfies have stopped work for 24 hours at the Dubai Ports container terminal in Fremantle, accusing the company of failing to bargain in good faith as negotiations for a new workplace agreement drag on for more than 15 months.

Addressing harassment in the workplace

Bullying and harassment, including sexual harassment, is an abuse of human rights and a key area of concern for the working environment, especially onboard ships where there is limited alternative for someone to avoid it. This aspect of abuse is particularly important for women, as it is considered one of the reasons keeping them away from a shipping career.

Shell: A zero-incident industry is top priority

During LISW 2019, Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President, Shipping & Maritime at Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd, highlighted how important is for the industry to continue its efforts on seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing and shared examples of Shell’s work towards a zero-incident future.

Preventing offensive or hurtful behavior into the maritime workplace

During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum in Athens, Capt. Apostolos Skempes, Training Manager, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd., outlined ways to prevent offensive or hurtful behavior into the maritime workplace. As he stated, if unwanted behavior is left unchallenged it could lead to stress, lack of motivation and reduced work performance.