News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

2011

  1. The MLC, 2006 will benefit both seafarers and quality shipowners

    09 May 2011

    Interview with Arthur Bowring, Managing Director of Hong Kong Shipowners Association

  2. Asia-Pacific towards the ratification of the MLC, 2006

    09 May 2011

    MLC Asia-Pacific meeting in Cairns, Australia (3-6 May 2011)

  3. Why training is essential for the enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    05 May 2011

    “This training activity is related to flag State ship inspection which is not just important, it is essential for the enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006”. - Interview with Dominick Devlin, Special Advisor on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and one of the experts involved in the Maritime Labour Academy.

  4. Making an impact, international progress on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    03 May 2011

    Interview with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director, ILO International Labour Standards Department, ILO, Geneva

  5. Getting On Board with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    07 April 2011

    The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world's more than 1.2 million seafarers. The Convention aims to achieve both decent work for seafarers and secure economic interests in fair competition for ship-owners.

  6. The Swiss Confederation ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of its adoption

    21 February 2011

    Switzerland is the 12th Member State, the 6th European country, and the first landlocked State with maritime interests, to ratify the MLC, 2006. The Swiss ratification gives a major boost to the ratification campaign launched by the ILO Director-General in December 2010 inviting member States to ratify the MLC, 2006 either on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of its adoption in February 2011or at the equally symbolic 100th session of the International Labour Conference in June 2011.

  7. The best way to fulfill the goals of the year of the seafarer

    10 February 2011

    “The Mariner: Building on the year of the Seafarer”: Theme of the third annual Bahamas International Maritime Conference and Trade Show (BIMCATS) held in Grand Bahamas, from 2 to 4 February 2011.

  8. Luxembourg's commitment to Maritime Labour Convention

    11 January 2011

    Luxembourg might be ready to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 by May 2011. The Minister of Economy and Trade, Mr Jeannot Krecké, said that the Luxembourg flag will have to be a flag of quality and expressed his commitment to International Labour Standards.

2010

  1. Italy is ready to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention

    16 December 2010

  2. Pacific regional tripartite workshop considered ILO Maritime Labour Convention

    30 November 2010

    The workshop that was held in Nadi, Fiji from 27 to 29 October 2010 brought together seafarers, ship-owners and government labour and maritime officers from Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu to promote the ratification and implementation of the MLC, adopted by the ILO’s International Labour Conference in 2006.