P&O Ferries Sackings: Unions Trigger UN Investigation Over UK’s Failure To Enforce Laws That Protect Workers

P&O Ferries Sackings: Unions Trigger UN Investigation Over UK’s Failure To Enforce Laws That Protect Workers

A number of unions and global union federations have written to the International Labour Organization (ILO — part of the UN) asking it to urgently intervene on behalf of the 800 seafarers who were illegally fired and cruelly mistreated by P&O Ferries.

UN Launches Voluntary Guidelines To Protect Seafarers’ Human Rights Amid Crew Change Crisis

UN Launches Voluntary Guidelines To Protect Seafarers’ Human Rights Amid Crew Change Crisis

The United Nations (UN) launched the Human Rights Due Diligence Tool, a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Tool comes as worries over increased risk of violation of seafarers’…

UN Task Force Should Probe Why Govts. Failed To Fulfill Obligations To Seafarers During Pandemic: ITF

UN Task Force Should Probe Why Govts. Failed To Fulfill Obligations To Seafarers During Pandemic: ITF

Shipowners and seafarers’ representatives have asked the United Nations to establish an interagency task force to examine the implementation and practical application of the MLC, 2006 during the pandemic, including its impact on seafarers’ fundamental rights and on the shipping industry.