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Cyprus CBA for Seafarers renewal highlights country’s strong maritime labour relations

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC), acting also under its capacity as an employers’ association, signed with the two Cyprus seafarers trade unions, “SEK” and “PEO”, the renewal of the Cyprus Collective Bargaining Agreement for Seafarers employed on Cyprus flag ships, on 12 January 2024. The Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) also co-signed the Agreement.

The renewed Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was signed for the next two years (1 January 2024 - 31 December 2025), reflects the internationally accepted labour minimum standards, especially in terms of seafarers’ wages.


The successful renewal of the Collective Bargaining Agreement is a testament to the collaborative efforts and strong maritime labour relations of all involved parties in Cyprus. This commitment to dialogue and cooperation reflects the Industry’s dedication to maintain a sustainable and supportive environment for seafarers while creating very promising prospects for the further development of the Cyprus Shipping Industry and the Cyprus Flag, as well by extension, to the significant financial contribution of Cyprus Shipping at large to the Cyprus economy.

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