Friday, August 17, 2012

The 30th Country Ratify MLC06

Milestone ratifications of seafarers’ labour rights charter

GENEVA (ILO News) – On 20 August 2012. Mr Dennis Y Lepatan, ChargĂ© d’affaires, Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva representing the Government of the Republic of the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) with Mr Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office. The registration of this ratification marks a global milestone. The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

Way to go ILO........ Congratulation Seafarers...

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Senate Ratifies Maritime Labor Convention treaty

The Senate ratified yesterday the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006, an international treaty which seeks to protect the rights of seafarers worldwide.
Because of this, Sen. Loren Legarda, chairperson of the Senate foreign relations committee, said Filipino seafarers could now expect better working conditions and fairer terms of employment............

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