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.
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.
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.
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.
16 December 2010
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.
26 November 2010
27 September 2010
When the ILO adopted the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), in February 2006, Director-General Juan Somavia said the Organization had made "labour history" for the world's more than 1.2 million seafarers. Four years on, the Convention is expected to come into force in 2011 or early 2012. ILO Online spoke with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the ILO's International Labour Standards Department, about recent developments in the implementation of the Convention, and what the ILO and its Member States are doing to bring the Convention into force.
24 September 2010
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is expected to come into force in 2011 or early 2012. ILO TV interviews three members of the Preparatory Tripartite Maritime Labour Convention Committee: Dave Heindel of the Seafarers’ International Union of North America; Arthur Bowring of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association; and Haakon Storhaug, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
24 June 2010
The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) is expected to come into force soon, with the required level of ratifications being reached by late 2010 or early 2011.