In a claim to receive back pay of almost 50,000 owed to them.

2010.09.23_itf.jpgThe Turkish crewmembers of the Danish-owned Oliver Stevns took strike action while their ship was in Lorient, France in a claim to receive back pay of almost 50,000 owed to them.

ITF Inspector Laure Tallonneau reports that the crew took their action after the ship arrived in the port on 4 July: Some of them hadnt received their wages since the end of February. They took strike action to claim their owed wages, of 49,011.

The ship was later seized because of other debts owed by the company, with further crew pay of 5,935 accruing during this period. One of the eight crew was repatriated on 13 July because of a medical problem, but the rest remained in Lorient, helped by the ITF, and were repatriated on 18 July.

Source: ITF