News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

2011

  1. Australia ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    14 December 2011

    Australia becomes the 22nd member State to ratify the landmark Convention, which sets out seafarers’ rights to decent working and living conditions while creating fair competition for shipowners.

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

    13 December 2011

    The Netherlands becomes the sixth EU member state, after Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia and Luxembourg to ratify the landmark convention.

  3. Kiribati ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    01 November 2011

    Kiribati is the second country from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands, to ratify the landmark Convention.

  4. Luxembourg ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) and the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

    20 September 2011

    Luxembourg becomes the fifth EU member State, after Bulgaria, Denmark, Spain and Latvia, to ratify the MLC, 2006 and the 22nd member to ratify Convention No. 185.

  5. Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 August 2011

    Antigua and Barbuda is the third Caribbean country, after the Bahamas and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  6. Denmark ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    23 June 2011

    Denmark becomes the third EU member state, after Spain and Bulgaria, to ratify the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

  7. Singapore, First Asian country to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    15 June 2011

    Singapore has ratified the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with the full support of tripartite partners – the seafarer unions and the National Trades Union Congress, as well as the maritime industry and the Singapore National Employers Federation.

  8. Benin ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    15 June 2011

    The Director of the International Labour Standards Department, Ms Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, received the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) from Ms Memouna Kora Zaki Leadi, Minister of Labour and Public Administration of Benin. Benin is the second African country, after Liberia, to ratify the landmark Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

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

    09 May 2011

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

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

    09 May 2011

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