News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

2014

  1. A day in a life at sea

    20 August 2014

    The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. The MLC, 2006 provides comprehensive protection at work for seafarers. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it's like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.

  2. Exponential movement to achieve widespread ratification and effective implementation: The 1st anniversary of Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    20 August 2014

    Today one year after entry force, 64 countries that are responsible for working and living conditions of seafarers on more than 80 per cent of the world’s fleet have ratified the Convention.

  3. Kenya ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    12 August 2014

    Kenya is the 64th ILO member State and the tenth African State – after Liberia, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Congo – to have ratified the MLC, 2006.

  4. Ireland ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    28 July 2014

    Ireland is the 63rd ILO member State and the 21st Member State of the European Union (EU) to have ratified this Convention

  5. Belize ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    21 July 2014

    Belize is the 62nd ILO member State and the eighth Member State of the Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Caribbean Region to have ratified this Convention

  6. Islamic Republic of Iran ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    11 June 2014

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first West Asian country to ratify this landmark Convention

  7. International Labour Organization overwhelmingly supports new international law to protect abandoned seafarers and provide financial security for death or long-term disability of seafarers

    11 June 2014

    The approval of these amendments was a major step in establishing binding international law on these issues which are very important for the shipping industry

  8. Kiribati ratifies ILO’s Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

    06 June 2014

    Kiribati becomes the third member States from the Pacific region, after Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, to ratify the Convention.

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

    30 May 2014

    Mauritius is the 60th ILO Member State, and the 6th member State of the Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, to ratify this Convention

  10. Argentina ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    28 May 2014

    Argentina is the third Latin American country to ratify this landmark Convention, after Panama and Nicaragua.