The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) has been ratified by the UK.
Stephen Hammond MP, UK Minister for Shipping, said:
“I am pleased to adopt this convention. This will ensure that there are globally agreed standards for seafarers and their right to decent working conditions. It will also provide clarity of regulatory approach and remove obstacles to regional trade.
“It also ensures a level playing field for the UK merchant fleet because the Convention will require ships registered in other states to meet internationally agreed standards.”
We attach below one of the most recent updates on the MLC.
In the first of a three part series, we examine the impact this Convention will have on the shipping industry. To read the full update, please click here. CC003363_Maritime_Labour_Convention_24.06.13
In the second of these updates, we consider in more detail a number of problem areas which were identified in our previous article.
In addition, a Clyde & Co Seminar will be held on the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 on 16 September 2013 during which Paul Newdick, Heidi Watson and Trudy Grey will discuss key issues.
If you have not already registered for the seminar, please see details below:
Date: Monday 16 September 2013
- Registration 12.15 – 12.30
- Seminar: 12.30 – 14.00
- Lunch to be served: 14.00
Venue: The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR (Map)
RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking through to the acceptance page here.
Clyde & Co. LLP