Archive for the ‘ILO’ Category

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers

Council agrees to implement ECSA-ETF Agreement on decent work for seafarers
Mark Dickinson European shipowners and European transport workers speak together to warmly welcome today’s adoption of a Council Directive improving seafarers’ working conditions. This change will implement an agreement between the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European...
December 7th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial

HFW Briefing – Brexit Considerations Commercial
Anthony Woolich, partner The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will have a significant impact on commercial contracts between UK and EU businesses. UK businesses should now be looking at how best to ‘Brexit-proof’ their contracts. We are seeing an increasing demand for advice in this area There...
December 7th, 2017 | European Union, Flags, ILO, Legal, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

HRAS: Industry leads the way on ILO 188

HRAS: Industry leads the way on ILO 188
l to r: Dave Fenner MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency), Robert Greenwood NFFO (National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations), Daniel Shepherd HRAS (Human Rights as Sea) The UK’s fishing federations in conjunction with the MCA Fishing Safety ​team have together developed a Fishing Safety Management...
November 17th, 2017 | Fisheries, ILO | Read More

Can Shipping Ever be Fair?

Steven Jones Can Shipping Ever Be Fair?  by Steven Jones, Partner at McWatt and Jones At the International Seafarers Welfare Assistance Network (ISWAN) www.seafarerswelfare.org #LISW2017 breakfast, there was one question which caused more debate than any other. That was whether there can ever be a...
September 18th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers

European Maritime Social Partners welcome the Directive ensuring the welfare of seafarers
Mark Dickinson The European Maritime Social Partners warmly welcome the European Commission’s adoption of their proposal to update their Agreement on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC).  The ILO MLC amendments entered into force on 18 January 2017 and...
July 27th, 2017 | Associations, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Safety and Security, Shipmanagement | Read More

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’

RMT highlights threat to industry on ‘Day of the Seafarer’
Mick Cash SEAFARERS’ UNION RMT today welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarer, this Sunday 25 June 2017, in recognition of the vital role of 1.5 million seafarers in transporting billions of tonnes of goods and equipment and hundreds of millions of passenger across...
June 23rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, IMO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

Major upgrade to ISF Watchkeeper simplifies work hour record keeping

Major upgrade to ISF Watchkeeper simplifies work hour record keeping
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and IT Energy have announced the launch of the latest release of their acclaimed ISF Watchkeeper software – ISF Watchkeeper 3.5 – developed for maintaining records of individual seafarers’ work hour records, as required by IMO and ILO regulations, and...
May 9th, 2017 | Associations, HR, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation | Read More

IMCA engages in Seafarers’ wages payment during piracy at ILO meetings

IMCA engages in Seafarers’ wages payment  during piracy at ILO meetings
Eleni Antoniadou on ILO’s ‘blue carpet’ with dates going back to the establishment of the organisation The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) actively participated, on behalf of the Maritime Employers’ Group, in the International Labour Organization (ILO) Working Group of the...
April 18th, 2017 | HR, ILO, News | Read More

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it
Paddy Crumplin The International Labour Organization (ILO) has upheld allegations of the illegal victimisation of trade union leaders by Thai Airways. The complaint was taken to the United Nations body by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Thai unions, and the ITF is now...
March 24th, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Communication, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers

IMO welcomes entry into force of financial security for seafarers
IMO’s Legal Committee maintains a standing agenda item, to keep under review the provision of financial security in case of abandonment of seafarers, and shipowners’ responsibilities in respect of contractual claims for personal injury to, or death of seafarers. IMO Secretary-General Kitack...
January 18th, 2017 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, IMO, Legal | Read More

ITF calls for immediate intervention to defend the rights of Brazilian workers

ITF calls for immediate intervention to defend the rights of Brazilian workers
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation has reacted strongly after Brazil’s state-owned petroleum corporation, Petrobras, took steps to intimidate and threaten seafarers who are due to strike tomorrow. The Federation has condemned the company’s actions in response...
May 16th, 2016 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  10-May-2016 SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS IN TEMASEK FAIRWAY Singapore Soil investigation works in Temasek Fairway Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Singapore Soil investigation works are underway in the northern part of Temasek Fairway and will continue until 8 June 2016.According to the...
May 10th, 2016 | ILO, Organisations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ILO minimum wage for seafarers to stay at US$ 614

ILO minimum wage for seafarers to stay at US$ 614
The recommended International Labour Organization (ILO) Minimum Wage for Able Seafarers will remain at its current level of US$ 614 basic pay per month until at least 2018. This follows an ILO Joint Maritime Commission (JMC) meeting held in Geneva last week, comprising representatives of maritime employers...
April 11th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy

Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy
Athens residents protest the Greek government’s handling of the financial crisis during a national strike in September 2012. Photo: IRIN/Kristy Siegfried 27 November 2015 – The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), after meeting with Greek Government officials and labour...
November 28th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Strikes, UN | Read More

UN agency agrees ride-sharing and road safety action plans

UN agency agrees ride-sharing and road safety action plans
A key meeting of United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) has just agreed two far- The ITF HQ’s in London reaching resolutions – one for action on road safety and one on transport network companies such as Uber – following submissions by concerned employer and trade...
October 16th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Organisations | Read More

Qatar guilty, says ILO

Qatar guilty, says ILO
  In a dramatic judgment today, the ILO (International Labour Organization) found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways (QR), to violate international and national agreements and institutionalise discrimination. 17/06/2015 – The case was successfully brought against...
June 17th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Organisations | Read More

County Cork Lusitania anniversary conference to welcome Maritime Labour Convention to Ireland

County Cork Lusitania anniversary conference to welcome Maritime Labour Convention to Ireland
The ITF HQ’s in London 24 April 2015 – For your diary: On the occasion of the Lusitania sinking centenary, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Siptu (Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union) will hold a one day conference at the National Maritime College...
April 25th, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, Events, ILO | Read More

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan

Mediterranean crisis- SHIPPING Industry comments on EU 10-point plan
Peter Hinchliffe Merchant shipping industry repeats call for urgent and immediate collective action by EU member states Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, European Union, Flags, Health and Safety, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, News, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States

Merchant Shipping Industry Repeats Call for Urgent and Immediate Collective Action by EU Member States
Patrick Verhoeven Following the meeting of EU Foreign and Interior Ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (20 April) the European and global shipping industries have welcomed the increased attention that all EU Member States are giving to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean. This includes the ‘10...
April 21st, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, European Union, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Videotel supports call for action over enclosed spaces

Videotel supports call for action over enclosed spaces
MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LONDON, UK – April 14, 2015 – VideotelTM, the leading international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has backed calls by the UK-based maritime union Nautilus for the UK Shipping and Ports Minister to lead...
April 14th, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

Cotton hails ‘momentous day’ for Myanmar labour movement

Cotton hails ‘momentous day’ for Myanmar labour movement
Steve Cotton ITF general secretary Steve Cotton hailed a momentous and historic day for the labour movement in Myanmar when he spoke at the inaugural congress of the Independent Federation of Myanmar Seafarers (IFOMS) on 31 March. 10/04/2015 In the presence of IFOMS union activists, a large international...
April 10th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…

Thousands of lives will be lost in the Med unless EU…
Large scale rescue -Picture credits: Stolt Tankers B.V. THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE MEDITERRANEAN UNLESS EU GOVERNMENTS TAKE URGENT ACTION,  SAY SHIPOWNER GROUPS AND SEAFARER UNIONS  European and global operators of merchant ships have joined forces with seafarers’ unions to urge EU Member...
April 8th, 2015 | Arrest of ships, Associations, BIMCO, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Claims, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, European Union, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, IACS, ILO, Immigration, IMO, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Fraud, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, UN | Read More

ICS highlights ocean governance issues at important UN meeting

ICS highlights ocean governance issues at important UN meeting
Simon Bennett In New York today (7 April), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) represented global shipowners at an important United Nations meeting, having been invited to speak as a panellist as part of the UN Inter Consultative Process on the Law of Sea. The opportunity was taken by ICS to...
April 7th, 2015 | Associations, Environment, ILO, IMO, International Chamber of Shipping, Legal, Organisations, UN | Read More

ECSA: Exclusions of Seafarers…

ECSA: Exclusions of Seafarers…
Rapporteur Morin-Chartier (EPP, France) Exclusions of Seafarers: Social Partners welcome endorsement of the Rapporteur’s report in the European Parliament On 1 April, the Employment Committee of the European Parliament (EP) endorsed the report of Rapporteur Morin-Chartier (EPP, France), which puts...
April 2nd, 2015 | Associations, European Union, HR, ILO, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

ITF wins government commitment to workers’ rights in Burkina Faso

ITF wins government commitment to workers’ rights in Burkina Faso
ITF Africa regional sectretary met with Burkina Faso PM ITF international and regional representatives won government commitments to address national transport unions’ concerns during a meeting on 24 March with Burkina Faso’s prime minister and minister for infrastructure and transport. 31/03/2015 ITF...
March 31st, 2015 | Associations, HR, ILO, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More