Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years.
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006, which provides a broad perspective to the seafarer’s rights and fortification at work, is set to improve the working condition of seafarers around the world. Learn about the important aspects of MLC, 2006 inside the article.
India approved the Ratification of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 185 on the Seafarers Identity Document (SID). A biometric based seafarer’s identity document will be developed, mainly, to ensure a foolproof security system.
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 will finally come into action on August 30th 2013. The convention would implement a standardized framework for living and working condition of seafarers around the world.
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.