Decision concerning sectoral meetings held in 2022 and proposals for sectoral work in 2023

Record of decisions | 03 November 2022

The Governing Body:

(a) approved the records of proceedings of the three meetings referred to in section I of document GB.346/POL/3 and authorized the Director-General to publish them;

(b) requested the Director-General, when drawing up proposals for future work, to take into consideration, promote and disseminate the conclusions, and implement the recommendations for future action by the ILO, produced by the meetings referred to in section I of document GB.346/POL/3;

(c) authorized the Director-General to publish, disseminate and provide capacity building for the implementation of the revised code of practice on safety and health in construction;

(d) authorized the Director-General to notify, in accordance with Guideline B2.2.4 of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006), the revised amount of the minimum monthly basic pay or wage figure for able seafarers to the Members of the ILO;

(e) approved the convening of the Subcommittee on Wages of Seafarers of the Joint Maritime Commission in the first half of 2025;

(f) took note of the decision of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at its 127th session to appoint the eight governments as stated in paragraph 20 of GB.346/POL/3 as IMO representatives to the first meeting of the Joint ILO–IMO Tripartite Working Group to identify and address seafarers’ issues and the human element (13–15 December 2022), and to invite all other ILO Member States to the meeting as observers;

(g) endorsed the proposals contained in Appendix I to document GB.346/POL/3 relating to the dates, duration, official title, purpose and composition of the meetings listed therein;

(h) approved the postponement of the meeting of experts to produce joint ILO–IMO guidelines for medical examination of fishers from the third quarter of 2023 to the first quarter of 2024; and

(i) agreed to notify the Office of the appointment and election of the Chairpersons and three Vice-Chairpersons of the meetings referred to in section II of document GB.346/POL/3 one month prior to each meeting.

(GB.346/POL/3, paragraph 26, as amended by the Governing Body)