Archive for the ‘ILO’ Category

Seacurus calls for speedy implementation of MLC amendments

Seacurus calls for speedy implementation of MLC amendments
Thomas Brown 16 April 2014 – Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus has welcomed the agreement to include in the Maritime Labour Convention unpaid crew wages in the event of abandonment, and has called for the earliest possible implementation of draft proposals to amend the Convention...
April 16th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, ILO, Marine Insurance, Organisations | Read More

Agreement takes MLC into new stage

Agreement takes MLC into new stage
The ITF HQ’s in London 11 April 2014 – The ITF has praised today’s decision at the ILO (International Labour Organization) in Geneva today to build on the success of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 by including in it new mechanisms to tackle crew abandonment. Over 300 maritime representatives...
April 11th, 2014 | ILO, ITF | Read More

Agreement reached for ammendents to the MLC 2006…

Agreement reached for ammendents to the MLC 2006…
IMO Memorial Agreement reached for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to address abandonment of Seafarers and crew claims. Governments, maritime employer representatives co-ordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and their counterparts from the International Transport...
April 11th, 2014 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, IMO, International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

Seafarers win minimum wage increase

Seafarers win minimum wage increase
photo: Paul Box / Report.digital.co.uk 3 March 2014 – Seafarers secured a minimum wage increase following talks at the International Labour Organization last week. ITF representatives met with maritime employer representatives from the International Shipping Federation (ISF) at the ILO last Thursday...
March 3rd, 2014 | ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Agreement reached to increase ILO minimum wage for the Able Seafarer

Agreement reached to increase ILO minimum wage for the Able Seafarer
Arthur Bowring Maritime Employer representatives, coordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF), met with International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) counterparts this week at the International Labour Organization to review the ILO recommended minimum wage for the Able Seafarer. ...
February 28th, 2014 | ILO, International Shipping Federation, ITF | Read More

Beaten for union activities – Reza Shahabi still in prison

Beaten for union activities – Reza Shahabi still in prison
The ITF and the International Trade Union Confederation have approached the International Labour Organization for immediate intervention in the case of Reza Shahabi. Police beat Shahabi, treasurer of the ITF-affiliated Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, following his arrest in...
February 20th, 2014 | ILO, ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

Raising standards and cutting costs

Raising standards and cutting costs
Cooking School Raising standards and cutting costs by Amanda Roberts, Jeanius Consulting The introduction of the ILO and MLC regulations has not only resulted in a higher standard of requirements for accommodation, cleanliness and hygiene, but highlighted the importance of food quality and the qualifications...
January 27th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Food and Drink, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, News | Read More

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages
Tom Brown Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus says that reported doubts about the insurance industry’s ability to insure the liability for unpaid wages of abandoned seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 are inaccurate and ill-founded. It is already an agreed principle under...
December 17th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, Labour Disputes, Legal, Shipmanagement | Read More

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource

Are you ready for the ILO MLC? ICS launches new web-based resource
Natalie Shaw In Manila today, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is launching a new web-based information resource to assist shipping companies to implement the International Labour Organization (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). The ILO MLC entered into force worldwide in August although,...
October 29th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, HR, ILO, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, IT and Communications | Read More

Canada makes its third MLC detention

Canada makes its third MLC detention
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 October 2013* – The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Kouyou was detained yesterday in the port of Quebec, Canada, after maritime labour officials determined that crew were owed more than USD51, 000 in backpay. It is the third detention in Canada of a vessel under...
October 26th, 2013 | HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Shipmanagement | Read More

World shipping takes the lead in global sustainable development

World shipping takes the lead in global sustainable development
At the centre of the picture is Dimitris Mitsatsos (with headphones) and next to him Christianna Prekezes Yesterday, Thursday 26th September, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrated World Maritime Day in London by hosting a Symposium on a “Sustainable Maritime Transportation System”....
September 27th, 2013 | Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Flags, ILO, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Shipping Centers, UN | Read More

ITF urges action over container weights

ITF urges action over container weights
The ITF HQ’s in London 16 September 2013 – The ITF is calling on governments and industry bodies to back a proposed amendment that will tackle the dangers posed by unweighed or mis-declared shipping containers. The amendment – to the existing Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) –...
September 16th, 2013 | ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government | Read More

ILO’s guide to “seafarers’ bill of rights”

With the Maritime Labour Convention due to come into force on 20 August, the ILO has compiled a guide to this historic ‘seafarers’ bill of rights.’ GENEVA — Global support for the International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention continues to increase, as the date it enters into...
August 13th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Flags, ILO | Read More