Maritime Labour Convention

Albania ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

On 28th of October 2016, the Government of Albania deposited with the International Labour Office (ILO) the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006).

News | 02 November 2016
The MLC, 2006 consolidates and revises all except four of the previous maritime labour instruments adopted by the ILO between 1920 and 1996. The Convention’s main objectives are to ensure the worldwide protection of the rights of seafarers and to establish a level playing field for countries and shipowners committed to providing decent working and living conditions to seafarers.
The ratification by Albania, a coastal state and a maritime nation, represents another important step towards the universal implementation of the Convention. Strategically located, Albanian ports are critical for the maritime transport of the Balkan region, in particular as they provide maritime trade access to landlocked neighbouring States.

Albania is the 80th Member State to have ratified this historic Convention. The MLC, 2006 will enter into force for Albania on 28th of October 2017, that is, one year after its ratification. For more background information, please visit the dedicated MLC, 2006 webpage.