Multi-stakeholder workshop on ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)

From October 1-4 a mission to Brunei, Bandar Seri Beghawan was undertaken by Jajoon Coue and Prudence Mooney to present on the contents of the MLC and of case studies regarding ratification of the MLC.

1) The mission's primary purpose was to lead a multi-stakeholder workshop on ratification of the MLC, further to which several presentations on the contents of the MLC and of case studies regarding ratification of this instrument were delivered by Prudence and myself.

2) The workshop, which was attended by officials from the Dept. of Labour, the Marine Department, and the Attorney General's Chambers, and members of industry, was well-received. Following its conclusion, the Government announced its clear intention to ratify the MLC before it comes into force, in August 2013.