Maritime Employment Services
Preparation and issue of employment contracts and responsibility, accordingly, for all salary, expenses, tax, National Insurance and pension payments in respect of such employees and all other personnel functions.
Provision of temporary staff as Crew, where there is temporary unavailability of company employees, and responsibility for ensuring that such staff have all necessary documentation to work as Crew.
Ensuring that all necessary statutory and other training, as requested by ship–owner, takes place in a timely manner.
Compilation and issuance of Procedures Manuals so that all Crew have access to them (on board ship or elsewhere) relating to such matters as conduct, health and safety and such other matters as shall be considered appropriate by the ship-owner. These may be updated from time to time, ensuring that the Crew shall be subject to a legal obligation to comply with such manuals at all times and monitoring and enforcing the undertaking of disciplinary action under the terms of the Crew’s contract of employment.
Undertaking trade union discussion/negotiations when necessary and responding to related correspondence.
Ensuring that full employer's liability and redundancy insurance is in place.
Responding to advice from ship-owner of breaches of codes of conduct by the Crew, managing the disciplinary interviews, taking statements as necessary, issuing disciplinary warnings as necessary (or suspension or dismissal), dealing with and responding to all appeals from disciplined or dismissed employees.
Communicating directly with the Crew on a regular basis and on behalf of the ship-owner where appropriate.