Maritime Labour Convention

Algeria ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

Algeria is the 79th Member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

News | 29 July 2016
The Government of Algeria deposited, on 22 July 2016, the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The MLC, 2006 consolidates and revises the majority of the maritime labour instruments previously adopted by the ILO and has had a widespread effect since the very beginning. This Convention – which is considered the “fourth pillar” of the international regulatory regime, together with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions SOLAS, STCW and MARPOL - represents a turning point, since both seafarers and shipowners can benefit from the standards that it sets.

The ratification of this landmark Convention by Algeria marks another important step towards worldwide ratification. In 2015, the Algerian merchant fleet counted 138 ships totalling 747,500 gross tonnage and the country estimated global supply of seafarers amounted to 1137. The Port of Algiers is one of the most important seaports in North Africa and it is a key economic, financial and commercial centre for Algeria.

The MLC, 2006 came into force on 20 August 2013 and will enter into force for Algeria one year after its ratification that is on 22 July 2017. For more background information, please visit the dedicated MLC, 2006 webpage at /global/standards/maritime-labour-convention/lang--en/index.htm