The ITF (International Transport Workers is giving a warm welcome to the major new Maritime Labour Convention provisions on crew abandonment that come into force tomorrow. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “From tomorrow the mechanisms will be in place for a huge change that will finally treat the running sore of crew abandonment. At last…Details
Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensure better protection to seafarers and their families
ILO member States have confirmed the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention ensuring better protection to seafarers and their families in case of abandonment, death, and long-term disability.
Two years after an overwhelming approval at the 103rd International Labour Conference (ILC), it has been confirmedDetails
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