2016 April 26 17:23

ITF announces MLC implementation and enforcement study

The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) has commissioned an in depth study into the implementation and enforcement of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC), which came into force in August 2013. The study will be carried out by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI).

The ITF was a major mover in the development of the MLC, which sets out comprehensive and enforceable minimum standards for seafarers’ working and living conditions, and which has been described as ‘the most ambitious convention ever, covering the modern realities of working conditions on board a 21st century ship’. The MLC is the ‘fourth pillar’ in the maritime regulatory regime, along with Solas, Marpol and the STCW conventions.

The ICS (International Chamber of Shipping) and the ITF had discussed a joint project, but it was decided that the ITF would commission the study.