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

What's new

  1. Maritime Labour Convention

    Seafarers and their families ensured of protection in cases of abandonment, death, and long-term disability

    21 July 2016

    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.

  2. Maritime Labour Convention

    Portugal ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    14 July 2016

    Portugal is the 78th Member State to have ratified this landmark Convention.

  3. Forced labour

    France joins the global movement against forced labour

    14 June 2016

  4. News

    Overwhelming ILO support for the protection against harassment and bullying onboard ships, improved procedures concerning the maritime labour certificate and an electronic seafarer identity document

    13 June 2016

  5. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Portugal – Conventions Nos. 29 and 111

    11 June 2016

    Governing Body (GB.327/INS/5/4), June 2016

  6. Meeting document

    Representation – Report of the Tripartite Committee – Peru – Convention No. 169

    11 June 2016

    Governing Body (GB.327/INS/5/3), June 2016

  7. Committee on Freedom of Association

    379th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (June 2016)

    11 June 2016

  8. Committee on Freedom of Association

    378th Report of the Committee on Freedom of Association (June 2016)

    11 June 2016

  9. Meeting document

    2016 Report of the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards

    10 June 2016

    International Labour Conference, 105th Session, Geneva, 2016

  10. News

    Belgium ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167), and the Part-Time Work Convention, 1994 (No. 175)

    08 June 2016