News on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006


  1. New measures to protect seafarers

    11 April 2014

    The international maritime community has adopted measures to protect abandoned seafarers, and to provide financial security for compensation in cases of death and long-term disability.

  2. Annual International Seafarers’ Welfare awards presented at ILO

    08 April 2014

  3. The Republic of the Congo ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    07 April 2014

    The Republic of the Congo is the 57th member State of the ILO, and the ninth African State – after Liberia, Gabon, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa – that ratified the MLC, 2006.

  4. Abandoned, but not alone

    07 April 2014

    ILO News visits the crew of the B Ladybug, who have been stranded off the coast of Malta for almost a year after their ship owner went bankrupt. The provision of financial security for abandoned seafarers and the issue of compensation are two key topics under discussion this week at the ILO.

  5. ILO, Maritime sector to address abandonment of seafarers and shipowners’ liability

    04 April 2014

  6. Abandoned seafarers top of agenda at maritime meeting

    07 March 2014

    More than 300 maritime representatives from all regions of the world are discussing amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention to cover the consequences of abandonment, and contractual claims for death, injury or disability due to occupational illness or hazard.

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    ILO body adopts new minimum monthly wage for seafarers

    28 February 2014

    The mechanism is the only one in the ILO for setting the basic wage for any industry.

  8. Six months in force, eight years in the making: The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is now in full sail

    24 February 2014

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

  9. Life at sea: Sailing with the Maritime Labour Convention

    20 February 2014

    Six months after the landmark Maritime Labour Convention came into force, ILO Communications Officer Marco Minocri provides a glimpse into the daily life of seafarers.

  10. Republic of Korea ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    10 January 2014

    The Republic of Korea is the 56th ILO member State, and the 14th country from the Asia-Pacific region, to ratify the Convention