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Following the P&O Ferries scandal which took place earlier this year, a move in the UK is to ensure that minimum wage for all seafarers has taken a step closer to becoming law.

As ITV News reports, reforms aim to ensure workers on ships regularly calling at UK ports are paid the equivalent of the national minimum wage.

The operator P&O Ferries was widely condemned on both sides of the Irish Sea after sacking nearly 800 staff members with immediate effect in March and replacing them with cheaper agency staff.

The company admitted that it broke the law by not consulting trade unions before firing crew and staff members- causing former union boss and Labour peer Lord Woodley to brand them "law-breaking profiteers".

A proposed law is now being pushed through the Houses of Parliament in an attempt to prevent a repeat of such "unacceptable behaviour".

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