U.K. Ratifies Maritime Labor Convention

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC) has been ratified by the UK.

This new International Labor Organization (ILO) convention consolidates and updates more than 68 international labor standards in the maritime sector. It sets minimum global standards for seafarers living and working conditions. It also reflects the valuable contribution of the ILO to global employment standards

The ratification of the Maritime Labor Convention has been a lengthy process that involved a number of Government departments including DWP, FCO and BIS alongside extensive contributions from the U.K. Chamber of Shipping, Nautilus International, the RMT union and other stakeholders. It presented us with the opportunity to update legislation.

The U.K. has 1,383 vessels on its register totaling 16.57 million gross tonnage. There are approximately 89,000 seafarers working on U.K.-flagged ships and more than 24,100 U.K. nationals work as seafarers.

The U.K.’s adoption has been extended to include the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.

Stephen Hammond MP, U.K. Minister for Shipping, said, "I am pleased to adopt this convention. This will ensure that there are globally agreed standards for seafarers and their right to decent working conditions. It will also provide clarity of regulatory approach and remove obstacles to regional trade. It also ensures a level playing field for the U.K. merchant fleet because the Convention will require ships registered in other states to meet internationally agreed standards.”

ilo.org
 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Government Update

Shell CEO: US Should Export Oil, Embrace Global Markets

The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable.

Polar Code Afoot

The IMO is on the verge of adopting the Polar Code, something that is important and long overdue. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations,

Algeria in Talks to Export Crude to Venezuela

Algeria is in talks to export crude oil to fellow OPEC member Venezuela, Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Tuesday, confirming a Reuters report. Last week,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0743 sec (13 req/sec)