European shipowners and seafaring unions have warmly welcomed plans to incorporate the latest provisions of the MLC into EU law.
The ITF has successfully supported the crew in three ship abandonment cases in UK waters that show a culture close to modern day slavery in some parts of the shipping industry.
The high level United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organised by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York.
The MLC of ILO ensures comprehensive worldwide protection of the rights of seafarers and fair competition for Member States and shipowners.
A vessel has been issued with a detainable deficiency notice after it was discovered the crew had not been paid for many months.
The ILO marks a year since the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 entered into force worldwide on August 20, 2013. ILO TV travelled on board a container vessel to hear first-hand from seafarers what it’s like to spend months at sea and what impact the convention has on their work.