How will the Maritime Labour Convention 2006      influence international shipping?                 Natalie Shaw
Maritime Labour Standards60 instruments on issues such as:  employment conditions e g:- minimum age  compulsory pre employ...
Background60 Current ILO maritime instruments- out of date   - not widely ratified         - unenforceableVacuum not desir...
Consolidated Convention: The Objectives  2 primary purposes:     bring protection in existing standards closer to     seaf...
ILO Consolidated Convention : Structure                                                         ARTICLES                  ...
Consolidated Convention diagram exampleARTICLESOF THE CONVENTION                                                          ...
New Amendment Procedures  • Express ratification             • Simplified amendment  • Follows closely current ILO • Intro...
A New Approach To EnforcementSpecific section on Enforcement -responsibilities & measuresEnforcement Chain - Integrate int...
Next Steps     Maritime Labour ConventionRatification by 30 Member states with33% GTPromotion of the ConventionIntroductio...
Key PointsPillar like SOLAS & MARPOLPracticalHR Manager’s BibleFlag & Port State Inspectors GuideCompendium Comprehensive ...
Medical Aspects•Updating of guidelines for pre – employment medicals•Review of the Contents of the Ships medical Chest•Upd...
Natalie Shaw      12 Carthusian Street       London EC1M 6EZ  Telephone: + 44 20 7417 2849     Fax: + 44 20 7417 8877E-mai...
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How will the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 influence international shipping?

  1. 1. How will the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 influence international shipping? Natalie Shaw
  2. 2. Maritime Labour Standards60 instruments on issues such as: employment conditions e g:- minimum age compulsory pre employment medical examination; repatriation of seafarers; social securitywelfare facility standards;health and Safetyfood, catering & accommodation
  3. 3. Background60 Current ILO maritime instruments- out of date - not widely ratified - unenforceableVacuum not desirableToo detailedSlow amendmentRegulation overloadSubstantial equivalenceGovernmental Support
  4. 4. Consolidated Convention: The Objectives 2 primary purposes: bring protection in existing standards closer to seafarers, improve applicability - those providing acceptable working conditions do not bear an unequal burden to ensure protection All-encompassing instrument Attractive to ratify easily monitored & enforced Easily updatable User friendly.
  5. 5. ILO Consolidated Convention : Structure ARTICLES OF THE CONVENTION General provisions; definitions; application; amendment procedures; transition; entry into force requirements; final provisions. REGULATION I REGULATION II REGULATION III REGULATION IV REGULATION V Pre-requisites for going Conditions of Employment Accommodation, welfare Health protection, welfare, Enforcement to sea and related provisions and Manning facilities, food and catering medical care and social Key broad principles Key broad principles Key broad principles Key broad principles security protection Key broad principles CODE PART A I CODE PART A II CODE PART A III CODE PART A IV CODE PART A V Pre-requisites for going Conditions of Employment Accommodation, welfare Health protection, welfare, Enforcement to sea and related and Manning facilities, food and catering medical care and social Conventions provisions Conventions Conventions security protectionTacit amendment Conventions Conventions CODE PART B I CODE PART B II CODE PART B III CODE PART B IV CODE PART B 1V Pre-requisites for going Conditions of Employment Accommodation, welfare Health protection, welfare, Enforcement to sea and related provisions and Manning facilities, food and catering medical care and social recommendations recommendations recommendations recommendations security protection recommendations Substantial Equivalence
  6. 6. Consolidated Convention diagram exampleARTICLESOF THE CONVENTION “Every seafarer has the right to fair termsGeneral provisions; definitions; application; amendment procedures;transition; entry into force requirements; final provisions. of employment” “Terms shall be written, clear, legally enforceable;REGULATION IIConditions of Employmentand Manning opportunity to review before signing;Key broad principles form and content to comply with the Convention; and may incorporate a CBA.”CODE PART A IIConditions of Employment “English version to be available, copies to be carried on board etc.”and ManningConventionsCODE PART B II “Detailed guidance on content, model agreement etc.”Conditions of Employmentand Manningrecommendations
  7. 7. New Amendment Procedures • Express ratification • Simplified amendment • Follows closely current ILO • Introduces tacit acceptance procedures to replace ratification • Updates Convention, but • Applies to Codes A & B does not create new revising instrumentNew Tripartite Maritime Committee will consider amendment proposals
  8. 8. A New Approach To EnforcementSpecific section on Enforcement -responsibilities & measuresEnforcement Chain - Integrate international &national levelsLabour Standard Certification systemMaritime Labour Certificate & Declaration ofMaritime Labour ComplianceQuality control procedures
  9. 9. Next Steps Maritime Labour ConventionRatification by 30 Member states with33% GTPromotion of the ConventionIntroduction into National Legislation
  10. 10. Key PointsPillar like SOLAS & MARPOLPracticalHR Manager’s BibleFlag & Port State Inspectors GuideCompendium Comprehensive conventionWell ratifiedEnforceableGlobal Level Playing Field
  11. 11. Medical Aspects•Updating of guidelines for pre – employment medicals•Review of the Contents of the Ships medical Chest•Update for the International Medical Guide for Ships•Greater respect for the content of Title 4 of the Conventionre medical issues and linking these in to title 3 for examplewith regard to appropriate medical and sanitary provisions.
  12. 12. Natalie Shaw 12 Carthusian Street London EC1M 6EZ Telephone: + 44 20 7417 2849 Fax: + 44 20 7417 8877E-mail: Natalie.shaw@marisec.org Website: www.marisec.org

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