The People’s Republic of China Ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

China is the 68th ILO member State to have ratified this landmark Convention. On 12 November, China formally completed its ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006  (MLC 2006). When the Convention enters into force for China on 12 November 2016, seafarers serving on merchant ships flying the Chinese flag will be guaranteed minimum conditions of […]

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New Guidelines Added to the MLC 2006

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In a meeting held in Geneva on 13-17 October, guidelines to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 were discussed, involving a total of 102 delegates. The guidelines are aimed at assisting governments in implementing occupational safety and health provisions previously set down by the MLC. The OSH guidelines, which are intended as supplementary practical information which, […]

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DOLE Gives Updates on Implementation of Maritime Labour Convention 2006

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From the Department of Labor and Employment One year since it entered into force on August 20, 2013, the International Labor Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 has begun to provide comprehensive welfare and protection at work for Filipino seafarers. And to realize the rights of seafarers under the Convention, the Department of Labor and Employment […]

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

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first West Asian country to ratify this landmark Convention. Today, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran deposited with the International Labour Office the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This brings to 61 the total number of ratifications received so far representing […]

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