News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

2013

  1. Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - A Passport to Decent Work

    20 August 2013

    The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention, which enters into force worldwide August 20, 2013, provides for the first time comprehensive protection at work for seafarers, while also promoting conditions of fair competition for shipowners.

  2. Germany ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    16 August 2013

    The Government of Germany registered its ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the International Labour Office on 16 August 2013.

  3. Cruise ship entertainers are seafarers too

    16 August 2013

    Everyone working aboard a cruise ship, from machine operators to entertainers to hotel staff,is considered a “seafarer” just like the crew of a merchant ship. And as such, their rights are protected under the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 that comes into effect as international law on the 20th of August 2013.

  4. Fair winds for seafarers

    16 August 2013

    The ILO's landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – the MLC, 2006 - the “seafarers' bill of rights”- goes into effect worldwide on August 20, 2013, providing comprehensive protection at work for the world's 1.5 million seafarers while promoting conditions of fair competition for shipowners.

  5. Seafarers' "Bill of Rights" extends to cruise ships too

    15 August 2013

    The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, which comes into effect as international law on August 20, 2013 does not just cover the crews of merchant ships but also anyone working on cruise ships, from machine operators to hotel staff. (Closed captions available)

  6. Full steam ahead for the Maritime Labour Convention

    15 August 2013

    The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention, which enters into force worldwide August 20, 2013, provides for the first time comprehensive protection at work for seafarers, while also promoting conditions of fair competition for shipowners. (Closed captions available)

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    ILO to mark entry into force of Maritime Labour Convention on 20 August

    15 August 2013

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    Maritime Labour Convention 2006: What it is, what it does, how it works

    12 August 2013

    With the Maritime Labour Convention due to come into force on 20 August, the ILO has compiled a guide to this historic "seafarers' bill of rights."

  9. United Kingdom ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    07 August 2013

    The United Kingdom ratified the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) on 7 August 2013. This ratification also covers the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.

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

    05 August 2013

    Japan is the 40th ILO Member State to have its ratification registered and the 10th from the Asia-Pacific region – after Singapore, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Philippines, Tuvalu and Viet Nam – to have ratified the international agreement.