News

2012

  1. The Russian Federation – making a major step forward for decent work for seafarers and quality shipowners

    21 August 2012

    The ratification of the MLC, 2006 means that the Russian Federation is among the “first 30” ILO members to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

  2. Milestone ratifications of seafarers’ labour rights charter

    20 August 2012

    The ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention has now been ratified by 30 countries, meaning it will go into effect in a year’s time. The charter sets out the labour rights of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers.

  3. On course for decent shipping

    20 August 2012

    When the ILO adopted the Maritime Labour Convention in February 2006, Director-General Juan Somavia called it “making labour history”. Following the ratification by Russia and the Philippines, the Convention will come into force in 12 months’ time. What does this mean for the world’s 1.2 million seafarers?

  4. Philippines ratification marks global milestone for decent work for seafarers

    20 August 2012

    The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

  5. Cyprus ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    25 July 2012

    Cyprus is the 29th ILO Member and the ninth member of the European Union to ratify this landmark Convention.

  6. Reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association - 364th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    15 June 2012

  7. 2012 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

    14 June 2012

    International Labour Conference, 101st Session, Geneva, 2012

  8. New ILO Recommendation calls for Social Protection Floor for all

    14 June 2012

    Landmark Recommendation aims at extending essential health care and basic income security to millions of people around the globe.

  9. Sweden – a leader ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    12 June 2012

    Sweden is the 28th ILO Member and the eighth member of the European Union to ratify this landmark Convention.

  10. Singapore Ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    11 June 2012

    The Government of Singapore deposited the instrument of ratification for the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) with the International Labour Office on 11 June 2012. Singapore is the 23rd member State to ratify the Convention.