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Labour standards

International labour standards have grown into a comprehensive system of instruments on work and social policy, backed by a supervisory system designed to address all sorts of problems in their application at the national level.  more

Highlights

  1. CEACR - Virtual meeting

    Annual meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR)

    25 November - 12 December 2020

    ILO supervision of international labour standards to focus on employment.

  2. Covid-19: Protecting workers

  1. Training on International Labour Standards

  2. The standards initiative

    In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic and uncertainty related to the travel restrictions in many Member States, the Governing Body decided by correspondence in July 2020 to postpone the sixth meeting of the SRM TWG from 14–18 September 2020 until a date in 2021 to be determined by the Governing Body at its 340th Session (October-November 2020).
    Further information and advice is available from the ILO helpdesk on the SRM TWG (srmtwg@ilo.org).
  3. #Trade4DecentWork

    Trade for Decent Work Project

    The project aims at improving the application of the ILO fundamental Conventions in EU trading partner countries through improved labour relations and working conditions

What's new

  1. Chile ratifies the Protocol to Convention No. 29

    Chile ratifies the Protocol to Convention No. 29, reaffirming its commitment to fight against forced labour

    20 January 2021

    Chile ratified the ILO Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 . With the culmination of this process, Chile becomes the second country in South America to take on the challenge of moving forward to become a country free of forced labour.

  2. MLC, 2006, as amended

    Enhanced protection for seafarers affected by acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships

    15 January 2021

  3. MLC 2006, as amended

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) - Fifth edition, 2019

    22 December 2020

    Fifth edition, 2019

  4. Statement

    Statement of the Officers of the STC on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regarding increased collaboration between shipowners and charterers to facilitate crew changes - 15 December 2020

    18 December 2020

    Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

  5. Publication

    General observation on matters arising from the application of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006) during the COVID-19 pandemic

    12 December 2020

    Adopted by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) at its 91st session (Nov. - Dec. 2020)