Wages and Benefits Committee
Observer Professionalism Working Group (OPWG)

The work of the Wages and Benefits Committee addresses topics such as remuneration policies, reimbursable items, and initiatives set to foster the health and general welfare of observers.

Committee Lead:

Tracey Mayhew
Observer Union Representative
Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Committee Contact: tmayhew@seafarers.org

Committee Members:

Rueben Beazley
Fisheries Observer; Union Representative
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Anik Clemens
Fisheries Policy/ Technical Writer
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Keith Davis
Fisheries Observer

Ebol Rojas
International Fisheries Observer

Existing Findings:

Link directly to a summary of the Wages and Benefits Committee's findings (up until July 2008) at: 2008 Wages and Benefits Committee Findings

Continued Work

Navigate to the 2009 OPWG Wages and Benefits Committee Plan for a complete plan of this committee's intended work leading up to and during the 6th IFOMC (Portland, USA; July 2009). The primary purpose with presenting this plan is to chart this committee's intention for conducting Focused Interviews, so interview participants may have the opportunity to reference objectives, scope, and potential questions for facilitating the actual interview process. 


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