Posts Tagged ‘ILO’

Rail unions focus on organising and promoting ILO conventions 87 and 98

Rail unions focus on organising and promoting ILO conventions 87 and 98
Around 40 leaders from railway unions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia met with ILO experts and senior ITF representatives in Baku, Azerbaijan from 30 September to 1 October to discuss organising and the promotion of ILO conventions throughout the rail industry. 07/10/2015 – The railway unions...
October 7th, 2015 | ITF, Rail | Read More

ILO finds Qatar guilty

ILO finds Qatar guilty
The ITF’s exposure of practices at Qatar Airways sparked criticism worldwide, including this protest at the recent Scotland vs Qatar football match. (Credit: Richie Vietch) Geneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned...
June 16th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Safety and Security | 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

ILO moves on shore leave for seafarers

ILO moves on shore leave for seafarers
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has made progress in improving arrangements for shore leave for seafarers. At a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, employers, trade unions and governments agreed a common approach to improving ILO Convention 185, which covers identity documents for seafarers,...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ILO, ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations | Read More

Union leaders drive home demands at Davos

Union leaders drive home demands at Davos
Steve Cotton and Sharon Burrow New ITF general secretary Steve Cotton is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for the first time, one of a spearhead of union leaders ensuring that workers’ rights and issues cannot be ignored. 23/01/2015 While there, he is meeting leaders...
January 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Press and Media | Read More

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million
Children engaged in stone and sand collection in Jaflong, Sylhet (Bangladesh). UN/Regina Merkova 2 December 2014 – Today, 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, dignity and equality, the United Nations International...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, IMO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, UN | Read More

ITF president slams Australian royal commission

ITF president slams Australian royal commission
Paddy Crumplin 30 September 2014 – The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) today slammed the anti-union intentions of an Australian royal commission into trade unions. ITF affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) appeared yesterday at the Conservative government’s royal commission...
September 30th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF-IUF press release: Unions welcome Thai fisher slavery exposé

ITF-IUF press release: Unions welcome Thai fisher slavery exposé
The ITF HQ’s in London 13 June 2014 – Two international union federations working together to fight appalling exploitation of fishery workers have applauded this week’s exposé by the UK’s Guardian newspaper of the use of slave labour in the Thai prawn industry. The ITF (International...
June 13th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Victory for Thai railway workers!

Victory for Thai railway workers!
  The ITF HQ’s in London 11 June 2014 – Dismissed rail union branch leaders in Thailand returned to work last week in a workers’ victory. The case started in October 2009 following a series of rail accidents, one of which killed seven people. Members of the ITF-affiliated State Railway...
June 11th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF and ITUC present Qatar Airways case to ILO

ITF and ITUC present Qatar Airways case to ILO
Steve Cotton The ITF and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today submitted to the International Labor Organization (ILO) a case against Qatar for allowing its national airline, Qatar Airways, to violate ILO Convention 111, which covers discrimination in the workplace. Qatar signed...
June 5th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | 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

Winners Announced for the 2014 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards

Winners Announced for the 2014 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards
Tuesday 8 April 2014 – The winners of the 2014 International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards were announced last night during a high profile ceremony hosted by Secretary General of the International Labour Organisation, Mr Guy Ryder at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The...
April 8th, 2014 | Awards | Read More

Victory for Portuguese dockers following widespread solidarity

Victory for Portuguese dockers following widespread solidarity
A strike in the ports of Portugal has been called off after the reinstatement of 47 dismissed workers and assurance from management that a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) will be negotiated. A dispute involving the the Sindicato des Estivadores, trabalhadores do Tráfego e Conferentes Maritimos...
February 21st, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ICS meets in Oslo

ICS meets in Oslo
Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its Annual General Meeting in Oslo from 5-7 June at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA). (The ICS AGM was preceded by a Summit with Ministers from various governments jointly hosted by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry,...
June 10th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

ICS launches its annual review of Shipping developments

ICS launches its annual review of Shipping developments
Masamichi Morooka The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Annual Review of maritime policy and regulatory developments, in advance of its Annual General Meeting, which is being hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association in Oslo from 5-7 June.  The 2013 Annual Review,...
May 30th, 2013 | International Chamber of Shipping | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006- a preliminary assessment on its efficiency and effectiveness on Port State Control

Maritime Labour Convention 2006- a preliminary assessment on its efficiency and effectiveness on Port State Control
Andreas Giakoumelos Maritime Labour Convention 2006- a preliminary assessment on its efficiency and effectiveness on Port State Control,  by Andreas Giakoumelos* In 1992 the House of Lord Select Committee said that “Shipping is an industry occupied with things rather than people”[1]. The Maritime...
May 29th, 2013 | Comment, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Paris MOU ready for Maritime Labour Convention

Paris MOU ready for Maritime Labour Convention
Richard Schiferli The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 46th Committee meeting in Valletta, Malta, from 20 – 24 May 2013. The meeting was attended by members, the European Commission, EMSA, Montenegro,  observers from the ILO, US Coast Guard, Black...
May 28th, 2013 | News, Safety and Security | Read More

Rail union and international organisations launch Thai government complaint

Rail union and international organisations launch Thai government complaint
2 May 2013 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), its affiliated union the State Railway Workers’ Union of Thailand (SRUT), the Thai State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC), and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have joined together to...
May 2nd, 2013 | ITF | Read More

Martek: “Five months left for shipowners to combat world’s biggest killer and meet new MLC rules”

Martek: “Five months left for shipowners to combat world’s biggest killer and meet new MLC rules”
August will see the introduction of the new Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). Ratified by 35 ILO member states covering 68.8% of the world fleet’s gross tonnage, the MLC provides rules for the protection of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers. One of the regulations that will particularly concern shipowners...
May 1st, 2013 | Environment, Safety and Security | Read More