As the Maritme Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) comes into the force the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has promised to dedicate all its resources to helping it make real changes to the lives of all seafarers. The ITF recognises the MLC as the first ever true bill of rights for those working at sea, and its president today described its going live as “a significant leap forward”.
The ITF is supporting the MLC’s launch with a range of advice and materials designed to help seafarers understand and apply it. These include a dedicated web area complete with advice and Q&As at www.itfmlc.org a new leaflet for all those working on cruise ships, The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – what does it mean for cruise crews, which can be downloaded at www.itfglobal.org/infocentre/pubs.cfm and more, including the previously published, in-depth guide A seafarers’ bill of rights, available at www.itfglobal.org/infocentre/pubs.cfm/detail/23556.
The MLC is also welcomed in a short film featuring Paddy Crumlin and Steve Cotton, which can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CmXhW-JSA4
The ITF is also collaborating fully with the ILO’s welcoming publicity around the MLC, which can be seen at www.ilo.org/global/standards/maritime-labour-convention
Source: Press Release