ICS welcomes progress on ILO Seafarer’s Identity Documents Convention

The International Chamber of Shipping, as the Secretariat for the Shipowner Group at the International Labour Organization (ILO), co-ordinated employers’ representatives at the Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee on the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185), held in Geneva from 10 to 12 February 2016.   ILO 185 requires ratifying nations to issue…

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New Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying from ICS and ITF

Maritime employers and seafarers’ unions have joined forces to publish new international ‘Guidance on Eliminating Shipboard Harassment and Bullying’.  The new Guidelines are developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).   These Guidelines have been launched in advance of an important International Labour Organization (ILO) Special Tripartite Committee…

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New safety and health guidelines to protect seafarers

Maritime occupational safety and health experts agree on guidelines to bolster the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Recognizing the special needs of seafarers, experts have agreed on guidelines to assist governments to implement occupational safety and health provisions previously set down in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Intended to provide supplementary practical information to…

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